DID YOU KNOW? Archives
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Consider the following analogy made by Glen Rabenberg of Soil Works LLC:
In the business world, we recruit the best employees with the best skill sets, the brightest most efficient and resilient personalities, and then we provide education, training and support, and encourage health and wellness. While building communication and tech support with top notch equipment and technology, we continue to motivate, stimulate and encourage. We take pride in our newly created team and can't wait to see the success they create. On their first day of work, we put them on a boat and head for the North Atlantic and throw them all overboard and expect them to work at peak performance. Pretty ridiculous, right??!!
Soil Biology is no different.
As producers begin to farm with biology, they research and source the "right" strains of microbes, feed with super foods, aerate to the "proper" levels and protect from sunlight, heat, cold and all other harmful effects. On the first day of work, we put them in saline soil, compacted soil, soil with low carbon content and low oxygen, soils laden with herbicides, fungicides or soil with salt based soil inputs/fertilizers and wonder why the production is minimized.
The first step of soil health is establishing a soil environment that promotes, protects and enhances soil microbes.
August 24, 2018
One of our producers wrote:
First two photos are wheat with lots of second growth. Second two photos are wheat grown a mile away with the Back to Your Roots seed treatment applied to the seed. The second crop is much more even in height and is maturing at the same rate overall. We will not need to desiccate this crop.
August 15, 2018
Organic oats. Previously this quarter was covered in mustard and wild oats but with use of the BTYR program this crop is looking nice and clean! Aerobic zone is about 2-3 inches and weeds are failing to thrive. The producers are so happy with the progress they are seeing each year. The BTYR program has helped them in the transitioning process and they are gaining soil health knowledge along the way!
August 3, 2018
Here is an organic wheat field near Shellbrook, SK on the Back To Your Roots program, first year organic, very low weed pressures. This quarter once had abundant weeds, grasses and foxtail. The center and south end had standing water with no drainage or growth. With the increase in soil health and an aerobic zone of 6 inches or better drainage is no longer a problem and crop is starting to grow there again. This is just one example of what fixing your soil can do for your future crops. It’s wonderful to see the program in action!
We can help with transitioning to organic and make your goal more attainable so you don’t lose revenue in the process.
May 29, 2018
Soybean 55 hours after planting near Humboldt, SK.
May 23, 2018
Back To Your Roots Seed Treatment on hard red spring wheat, seeded May 13 in Southern SK. This picture was taken May 16! Look at how large the roots are and all the aggregates stuck to the roots. This is what we want to see as it indicates good microbial activity.
April 16, 2018
It all starts in the SOIL! Call us today for more info.
March 8, 2018
These weeds are trying to grow in an environment with an electrical conductivity of 3000 ergs. High EC is generally due to high sodium in the soil which can lead to burning of the plant's roots and be detrimental to the soil microbes.
March 7, 2018
Characteristics of Healthy Soil
Healthy soil does not just occur by accident. When farming practices cause imbalance and destruction to soil biology and chemistry, the natural ability for the soil to heal and produce healthy plants is greatly decreased. The end result is soil that no longer can produce quality food without the use of expensive fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and fungicides. Particular attention needs to be used to reduce the damage caused by current farming practices.
February 13, 2018
A post from Noah Olson of Medstead, SK
"Wheat grown on Back to Your Roots soil fertility program. You can see the few weeds that were growing there are not doing so well, all that was used for weed control was a foliar application of some phosphorus, silica, humic acid(carbon), fish emulsion, microbial tea(soil biology) and molasses. Weeds don't like clean sources of minerals and carbon, but these elements are what is required for crops."
December 14, 2017
Ever wonder what it is we do at Back To Your Roots???
Experience-Based Agriculture. And Yes! It is backed by science; chemistry, biology and physics! We have Conference DVD’s available with excellent speakers that talk about soil health, what we do and how it all works. If you are interested in the health of your soil and the future in farming, we can help you learn how to properly assess your soil, help you with problem solving and growing nutrient dense crops.
Here is a picture of an organic wheat crop near Rose Valley, Sask. showing low weed pressures. This quarter has been on the Back To Your Roots spring program for 2 years. "A grain buyer that came out commented on how our soil is so nice and flocculated and how clean the fields are becoming." This producer is so excited to see what more can happen in the future with their land!
Call us today!
Back To Your Roots: 306.747.4744
High Brix Manufacturing: 780.902.1234
We invite you to contact us if you have any questions or suggestions about our science, products or upcoming workshops.
Back To Your Roots Soil Solutions Inc.
P.O. Box 1236
101A Railway Avenue West,
Shellbrook, SK S0J 2E0
If you are in the Shellbrook area, drop by the office and we'll be happy to show you around.
High Brix Manufacturing Inc.
P.O. Box 5211
Leduc, AB T9E 6L6