Cows, Compost and Lessons from 2018

Biofertilizers are a billion dollar industry with a 40% CAGR , driven by the growth in demand for organic food. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization believes that, at the current rate of soil degradation in farmland, there are only about 60 crop cycles in humanity’s future. Furthermore, biologically active soil amendments, like SymSoil™ Robust Compost, is the only cost effective way to roll back global warming. But I knew these factoids when I incorporated SymSoil in 2017. So, what was the big lesson of 2018? Language matters. Hay and Cows are obviously different, but the organic matter that people … Continue reading Cows, Compost and Lessons from 2018

1,500 cubic yards in March 2019

Batch Two is expected to be ready for delivery in March 2019. The price will be $300/cubic yard, plus shipping. Futures are available! Purchasing today, and pay $200/cubic yard.  Includes shipping within 100 miles of Santa Rosa, Vallejo or Hollister. SymSoil cultivates regionally-specific soil microbes, trapped in the wild, and blends these microorganisms, minerals and proprietary materials into low value commodity compost, creating an engineered soil for specific crops and conditions.  Batch Two is expected to exceed Batch One, which had these characteristics: Total Fungi 525.7 m/g (goal >300 m/g) Fungi to Bacteria Ratio 0.99 (goal 1.0) Fungi Hyphae size 2.85 … Continue reading 1,500 cubic yards in March 2019

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

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