Biofertilizer Industry Size and Growth

With organics now 5% of all U.S.  food sales, growers are increasingly pressured to use “natural” stimulants and biofertilizers. Microbial based ag biologics are showing fast revenue growth, with an estimated at a 40% CAGR, with an estimated market size for biofertilizers  of $11B by 2025 (according to DunhamTrimmer, an agricultural market research and consulting firm focused on biological products.)  SymSoil™ is participating in the rapidly expanding subsegment, microbial soil amendments, which currently is about  60% of the biofertilizer market.   CropLife® magazine recently published an article, Biofertilizers 2018: Finally Making Inroads, which described the rapid increase in demand from … Continue reading Biofertilizer Industry Size and Growth

Recent climate change vs. historic trends

Products like SymSoil used in conjunction with regenerative agriculture practices, including he soil restoration and woodland regeneration, no-till farming, cover crops, nutrient management, manuring and sludge application, improved grazing, water conservation and harvesting, efficient irrigation, agroforestry practices, and growing energy crops on spare lands can change the trends shown below. According to an article in Science, an increase of 1 ton of soil carbon pool of degraded cropland soils may increase crop yield and enhance food security.  It also potentially could sequester carbon at a rate of 0.4 to 1.2 gigatons of carbon per year. Continue reading Recent climate change vs. historic trends

Soil Assessment Now Available

Members of SymSoil’s Science Team are available for consultation. We suggest that you send in a soil sample, SymSoil Assessment Order Form Katharine Hinson, SymSoil’s lead on the Science Team, has more than a dozen years of experience with improving Soil Health.  She is available for on site consultation in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties.  She lives in Watsonville and is often working with SymSoil clients in the Salinas Valley.   Peter Hirst, wears two hats at SymSoil. He is our Biochar expert and member of the Science Team.  He also is the company’s President over Logistics and Products.  He is also a … Continue reading Soil Assessment Now Available

Its SymSoil, Don’t call it “Compost”

SymSoil provides integrated soil health.  We focus on microbial diversity by recolonizing native soil biomes.  Our biologically enhanced compost, like humus, dramatically improves nutrient availability, soil porosity and water retention. We hesitate to refer to our core product as compost because it doesn’t begin to describe what this material does.  We have struggled to come up with a better word for this biologically enhanced, specially cultivated, dense with organic acids and nutrients. We’ve considered a number of terms other than the word compost, and have concluded that nothing else that expresses everything this product is. In a word, it is … Continue reading Its SymSoil, Don’t call it “Compost”

Healthy Living Soil Explained

In this 3 minute video, Dr. Ingham describes how plants interact with biology in healthy soil.  SymSoil™ reseeds the soil microbes, that she describes, so they can feed the plant the way nature intended. All farmers want healthy soil, and SymSoil’s products and services are designed to revive dead dirt back to healthy, living soil.   Many farmers think that compost is the “solution”, as it adds organic matter to their soil. These farmers don’t realize that the manufacturing process of commercial compost kills most of the components of the soil microbe ecosystem.  It is designed to kill pathogens, a necessary step, … Continue reading Healthy Living Soil Explained