Fungal Bays – SymSoil Production Hub 1

We intend to install fixed bays at our Suisun Valley location to accommodate multiple  colonies of fungal species of  3-6 cubic yards each.  This describes the functional qualities that these bays must deliver and the design decisions made to accommodate each consideration. To get a good, substantial start on this capacity within a reasonable budget, we undertake 4 initial bays with a capacity of 3-6 yards each.  These will have a nominal size of 4 x 4 x 3 feet, with an actual  interior volume of  approximately 162 cf, or six cubic yard. By nominal, it is meant that the … Continue reading Fungal Bays – SymSoil Production Hub 1

Glyphosate Degradation

Glyphosate was developed by Monsanto in the 1970s, and sold under the brand name Roundup. Today, glyphosate-based products are the most widespread herbicides. Glyphosate does not breakdown in water, air or sunlight and accumulates in many environments. There is increasing evidence that it is toxic, not only to plants, but also for animals and bacteria. While glyphosate is harmful to many microbes, there is hope for the future. There are a number of soil bacteria and fungi which break the chemical bonds of glyphosate. We recently read an article which reviewed which soil microbes were able to break down from the … Continue reading Glyphosate Degradation