2. Organic Testing Overview Soil Food Web Testing Soil Food Web Test Example
2. Organic Testing Overview Soil Food Web Benefits Mycorrhizae Attacking and Eating a Parasitic Nematode! More Water & Nutrients Available to Plants Neutralize Toxins Protects Plant Health IPM Made Easier Soil Management = Soil Will Help Manage Plants Create Ecological Balance More Learning
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2. Organic Testing Overview Logic of Soil Food Web & Cost Organic Management Strategy: –Inoculate for Soil Food Web –~ 50% more nutrients available to the plants –~ 50% lower application rates –~ 50% the cost –~ same cost as synthetics!
2. Organic Testing Overview Products Pricing per Test Application 10 lbs/1000 because of ~50% More Available Nutrients with Soil Food Web = $10/bag!
2. Organic Testing Overview Learning So Far: Successful transitions from synthetic Color holding strong during transition period Growth is steady Application uses ~ same equipment & labor Interest in green is growing with customers Bay Friendly Book – good for presenting, learning, educating, branding, marketing
Organic Program Summary Organic Program Goals Overview of Testing Program