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David Sparks Ph.d Drought Resistance
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: November 19, 2018

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As the implications of prolonged drought continue to threaten agricultural productivity throughout the Western United States, growers must adapt new regimens and techniques to overcome water shortages and continue to produce healthy, nutrient dense crops. Here is agricultural research and development company Bio S.I. spokesperson and molecular biologist Todd Spigener: “What we have seen over the past few years is that the organic fraction of the soil is diminished, so if you can find a way of rebuilding that organic fraction in your soil, that increases the nutrient holding capacity and the water holding capacity within that soil and the long term applications are that your soil is open to water longer and it can with stand droughts and any plants that are in that soil can also withstand drought.” Microbial blends penetrate damaged soils to improve water retention and unlock nutrients that would otherwise be trapped in the rootzone.  Growers will find that the volumes of water and costly fertilizer inputs required to produce bountiful harvests will decrease substantially; ultimately improving their bottom line. 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.”

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