Soil Ecosystem – How it works

We suffer from the usual problems of an impact startup.  Being too close to our subject.  A HBS study found that the more an MBA knew about the startup they were interning with, the worse their sales pitch was.

Soil Nerds may be disadvantaged versus Tech Nerds, since in Silicon Valley there are many who speak “Tech Nerd Code”.

Nevertheless, we plunge on … the following chart is a good representation, in plain English, of how the Soil Ecosystem works.

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Healthy soil has 10,000’s of species: bacteria, fungi, amoebae, flagellates, other protozoa, nematodes, earthworms and microscopic insects.  The Soil Biome is a complete ecosystem, sometimes referred to as the Soil Food Web.

Commodity Compost, in an effort to kill pathogens, kills everything … effectively sterilizing their product.  If they are lucky enough to have the beneficial microorganisms go dormant, as done with Robust Compost, while the pathogens are being killed, their equipment kills the rest.  Large scale compost turners breakup and kill the fungi and the screening kills the protozoa and nematodes.

SymSoil contains all of the microscopic forms of life in healthy soil.  We manage this with a process that has a patent pending. But basically, we treat the beneficial microbes gently and provide them with the optimal environment.

Robust Compost is  a complex community of soil microbes, in a solid transport medium.  The Soil Biome is a complete ecosystem and as complex as the Gut Biome.  It is sometimes referred to as the Soil Food Web.

 About SymSoil

SymSoil Inc., a Benefit Corporation (B), is a leader in development of biological soil amendments for agriculture that restores the microbes that provide the right food to the plant roots, improving plant health, and making food more tasty and nutrient dense, the way nature intended. These indigenous crop and regional soil specific microbes regenerate the soil significantly increasing crop yields and nutrient density in food. For more information please visit or  call 833-SYMSOIL (833-796-7645)

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