Tag Archives: trace minerals

Soar Through the Holidays with 5 Tips for Healthy Living

Winter is a Magical Time for Kids In the magical world of children, the winter holidays are a joyous time.   Families and friends gather.  Good food is prepared.  School lets out. Even the cool air brings a feeling of exhilaration. Growing up in New Mexico, I spent my holidays lighting candles on the Advent Wreath and hoping to catch a ...

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When do you Need a Biostimulant?

Healthy Soils Require Amendments It is unrealistic to believe you can keep farming or gardening, and keep taking nutrients out of the soil without putting something back now and then. In the late 20th century, this was done with chemical fertilizers.  No doubt, chemical fertilizers are still used today.  When properly applied,  qualified experts will argue that chemical fertilizers offer ...

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When Do Humic Minerals Boost Livestock Nutrition?

Intro to Building Better Soils

In this week’s episode of Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets, Caterina Platt, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, shares insights gained during 10 years raising and showing sheep and goats. Diet and mineral supplements are important for raising champions. This year, Caterina will be settting up feeding experiments to evaluate the effects of adding mineral rich humates to her feed and forage ...

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The Johnson-Su Bioreactor Enriches Beneficial Soil Fungi

Stop Turning Your Compost Composting offers a terrific way to culture native microbes that benefit your soil. However, there is more to a good compost than simply building a pile of manure and yard waste. Proper aeration is important to prevent overheating and to ensure that aerobic bacteria-bacteria that consume oxygen, dominate the mixture.  While there are exceptions to every ...

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