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David Sparks Ph.d Sustainable Soil
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Line on Agriculture
Date: March 08, 2018

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I asked Cool Planet Regional Account Manager Jerry VanElderen how growers can begin to build healthy soils to achieve profitability and sustainability?

As we discussed last week, at times, soil has been overlooked, and seen merely as ground for holding plants. In fact, experts consider some soils in the West as ‘Very Degraded’ The reality is, farm productivity can be diminished due to degraded soil quality.

Soil health is the capacity of soil to function as a vital and living ecosystem to sustain plants – so if soil health is neglected, plant yield and quality can be diminished. Poor soil lacks structure, organisms and free air space

Promoting soil health has traditionally come down to three basic practices: cover cropping, crop diversification, and no-till practices.

However, our new technology, Cool Terra, provides farmers an additional tool in their soil health toolbox. It provides a way for growers to build soil organic matter to enhance soil vitality in the first season and for many seasons thereafter.

Cool Terra works to improve plant yield and quality and provide long-lasting soil structure and sustainability

By unlocking key soil performance characteristics, our growers have seen yield increases of any where between 10 and 50%

Cool Terra is a consistent, reliable, biochar-based carbon product. Its porosity, ion exchange capacity, durability, and pore-size distribution optimizes water retention, builds lasting soil structure, provides an environment for microbial growth, and sequesters carbon

One of the unique things about Cool Terra is that is fixed carbon, which works in a complementary fashion to other forms of soil carbon like compost or humics, but is different. Why? Because it will resist breaking down biologically over time. Meaning, it will maintain it physical and chemical properties over many years, providing season over season impact.

Cool Terra is registered for sale in all 50 states and is available for purchase through your local ag retailer

Visit coolterra.com to learn more!

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