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The Path to High Brix Foundation Parameters for Biological Function Plant Sap p H acid / alkaline balance HIGHER than 6.4 probable anion shortages Nitrogen,

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1 The Path to High Brix Foundation Parameters for Biological Function Plant Sap p H acid / alkaline balance HIGHER than 6.4 probable anion shortages Nitrogen, Phosphate, Sulfur IDEAL : 6.4 = optimum growth, production & health LOWER than 6.4 probable cation deficiencies Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Sodium OVER 8.0 odds of insect trouble = 100% Low sap pH high fungal disease potential UNDER 4.5 fungal infection is 100% probable High sap pH more insect damage potential

2 The Path to High Brix Foundation Parameters for Biological Function Electric Conductivity Energy available for plant growth Quantity and Mobility of ions cation & anion = electron mobility perfect to see overview of nutrients available to a crop Soil Electric Conductivity (EC) below 200 ergs / microsiemen insufficient energy for electrical-chemical reactions necessary for healthy growth over 1000 = too high Ideal in soil over 2000 in plant sap

3 Soil TypeCEC 80 bu5 100 bu7 120 bu9 140 bu bu bu16 Corn YieldCEC Sandy3-5 Silt Loam10-15 Heavy20-25 The Path to High Brix Foundation Cation Exchange Capacity C.E.C. Measure of stored nutrients Ability to release nutrients to plants Soil potential for crop production “ capacity ” “ exchange ” “ cation ” = adsorption Parameters for Biological Function = electron donors = quantity of energy & nutrients

4 The Path to High Brix Foundation Base Saturation % exchangeable cations Potassium (K) Magnesium (Mg) Calcium (Ca) Sodium (Na) Hydrogen (H) X Parameters for Biological Function Potassium Magnesium Calcium Hydrogen 3-5% 12-15% 70-80% 0-5% 5-8% 25-40% 55-60% 0-10% ideal = 100% common

5 The Path to High Brix Foundation Parameters for Biological Function biologically available measured with LaMotte soil tests Conductivity 200 uS only microbiology can maintain these conditions Calcium / Magnesium : 7 / 1 broad-leaf vs. grasses 3000 lbs : 429 lbs Calcium / Phosphorus : 7 / 1 Growth: bud, root, flower, seed Bones: alkaline reserve Phosphorus / Potassium : 2 / lbs : 167 lbs NH 4 / NO 3 40 lbs / 40 lbs Sodium / Potassium : 1 / 5 Major Mineral Balances

6 The Path to High Brix Foundation Parameters for Biological Function Geology Biology physical chemical organic habitat Organic Matter & Compost Humic Acids & Biochar Carbon / Nitrogen ratio Nitrogen fixation Bio-Inoculants Bacteria / Fungi ratio Soil Food Web MycorrhizaeEarthworms

7 Geology Parameters for Biological Function The Path to High Brix Foundation Biology

8 Parameters for Biological Function Energy Flow in Nature


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