What is the most endangered substance on this earth? At ROI Biologicals, we believe it is the soil. Nutrient status and pH are very important aspects of soil health. Most growers understand how to manage those factors, but there is another dimension of soil that is equally important to plant health and yield. Your soils were created with a fully functioning community of soil microbes. However, through extensive tillage and pesticide use we are slowly degrading our soils in America, losing organic matter and top soil each year instead of building or maintaining it.
Have you ever farmed a field that was just taken out of CRP or left undisturbed for a number of years, and it yielded far better than fields farmed every year? If you have seen this phenomenon then you have already witnessed the power of soil microbiology. A good, diverse soil microbiome is what makes a highly productive soil. Fields that have been left undisturbed (such as CRP ground) have been able to repopulate and rebalance the microbial communities. This results in full spectrum nutrient cycling, less disease pressure, and better soil structure- a perfect recipe for higher yields.
Our soil was created to be more than just a chemistry project. It should house billions of organisms that are responsible for soil structure, drainage, nutrient cycling, disease suppression, organic matter conversion, and plant growth. In fact, there are more living microorganisms in one teaspoon of soil than there are people on the earth!
Our mission is to teach growers how to repopulate and maintain these organisms on their farm. You have an invaluable workforce in your soil, and we want to partner with you to help you take full advantage of those trillions of microscopic farm-hands.
Contact us today to learn how you can improve soil health and produce higher yields.
Soil microbes form symbiotic relationships with plants, trading nutrients for photosynthates