Microbial products produced by Bio S.I. Technology are not experimental; they have been used effectively in the U.S. and globally for more than twenty years. Europe has been using microbial products for more than 70 years. Microbial products are proving to be a viable aid to farming and other industries as well. The future for these products is bright and just beginning as we learn more about microbes, what they do, how they do the things they do, but most importantly, we are learning how to work with them to improve soil, help plants produce better, and to help control many diseases which reduces costs. This reduces the impact we have on the environment by reducing the amount of chemicals we must use and maintains our production at the same time. Our products make chemicals more efficient and less harmful because you can get good results with less. So our goal is to work with different industries to make each of us stronger and better, but to strive together to improve our future and our planet’s future.
How do Bio S.I.'s soil inoculants work?
We learn more about how microbes work every day, but we still have a long way to go in understanding the things they do as groups (several species of microbes together), individual species, and individually as a single microbe. It is hard for us to believe today, but until industrial production of nitrogen was created, plants depended entirely on microbes for all the nitrogen they needed for growth. We know that for many reasons such as past tillage practices, overuse of chemicals, and fertilizers we have compromised the ability of the indigenous population of microbes to keep the soil open and friable as it was 80 to 100 years ago. That is why our soils are in the condition they are in today; hard, crusty, and depleted of nutrients. In fact our top soils are eroding at enormous rates leaving the future of quality farm land in peril. Plant debris that used to disappear over the winter is now a problem for the next planting season and so on…. water runs off fields into ditches carrying away expensive fertilizers and other chemicals instead of soaking into the soil. We use more inputs to grow crops, yet we get less quantity and quality. We have to increase the plant population to make up for the production loss which cost the grower more money.Microbes used in Bio S.I. products come from the soil. We have developed methods to grow them which help them become part of the soil work force; when used over time, they also help stimulate the indigenous microbes to work again. Microbes in Bio S.I. products break down plant debris and recycle all those nutrients for future use. Growers have already paid for these nutrients once, microbes just help recycle them. Microbes convert debris from plants into humus (carbon) which holds water and nutrients in the rhizosphere. This helps improve both water and fertilizer efficiency so we use less of both in most cases. (link to soil structure here? (Yes) The microorganisms in Bio S.I.’s soil inoculants help unlock plant nutrients such as phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, and other nutrients that are tied up and unavailable to your plants. This activity helps reduce input costs.
Benefits of using Bio. S.I products for Agriculture, Lawn & Garden
- Disassociate salts freeing up nutrients
- Breaking down plant debris recycling plant nutrients
- Building soil humus (carbon)
- Improve water penetration
- Help improve nutrient efficiency
- Add microbial life back to the soil
- Reduce crusting for better plant stands
- Reduce plant stress
- Help improve the efficiency of fertilizers and chemicals
- Improve water efficiency in lawns and gardens, agriculture, and turf
Products from Bio S.I. Technology are used in agriculture, animal probiotics, turf industry, green houses, lakes and ponds, septic systems, and other uses like remediation of hydrocarbon spills. Our products are used in more and more applications each year. As we learn more about microbes and how they live, work, and communicate with each other and the plants they associate with, will only enhance the performance of future formulas. The Bio S.I. Sustainable Agriculture Institute will be working with microbiologist around the country to try to better understand the different ways that we can learn to help microbes grow and help our crops perform better without harming the environment with chemicals that only seem to treat the symptoms of disease and create new problems along the way.
Agriculture is an important part of what we want to study, but microbes work in so many different ways to support our environment that we must broaden our thinking into ways that they can benefit the animals, fish, birds, and of course humans as well. There is a broad spectrum of uses for microbes to help us in our daily lives. The next 10 to 20 years look very promising in many different venues and will only grow as our knowledge of new ways of working with these dynamic microscopic life forms grows.
We can make the decision to act on new techniques to help improve our soils, to make changes that will reward our efforts with better production, better quality, and better nutrition; or we can wait until tomorrow and wonder why we didn’t.