Soil Degradation Hurts More Than Just the Crops,

It Hurts the Farm

Soil degradation is one of the biggest threats to farm productivity. We help farmers rebuild and protect the life in their soils to yield a healthy and productive farm for today and future generations.

Detect Symptoms of Soil Degradation

Soil Erosion

The inability of soil to maintain integral structure because of low or imbalanced soil life, leading to movement of the topsoil in water.

Soil Compaction

Soil structure collapsed upon itself, limiting air and water movement into the root zone, often caused by lack of soil microbiology.

Low H2O Holding Capacity

Low organic matter and poor microbial activity leading to inability of the soil to maintain moisture levels necessary for plant support.

Low Nutrients

Specifically as related to microbiology, the natural nutrient cycle is ineffective at feeding plants due to low or imbalance microbial activity.

Weeds, Insects, & Diseases

Stressed plants attract high levels of insect pests and disease while weeds thrive due to an imbalanced nutrient cycle and soil compaction.

Benefits of Healthy Soil

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Improved Water Use

Living soils increase drainage and water holding capacity by building better soil structure. This reduces runoff and soil erosion, and improves drought resistance.

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Efficient Nutrient Cycling

Living soils cycle nutrients through biological processes. As bacteria and fungi break down minerals into forms that the plant can use, fertilizer needs are reduced.

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Healthier Crops

The need for chemicals is decreased, and nutrient availability is increased. There is less disease and water consumption, which means less time spent in the fields.

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Reduced Management Costs

As the soil becomes healthier, the microbiology begins to thrive, and the whole system improves. All these factors translate into savings for the farm, and more time with your family.

A Better Soil Today Yields A Better Tomorrow

Fruits of Their Labor: A Case Study On

Regenerating the Dairy

 

Jack Perrin has been milking cows in the Willamette Valley longer than most of us have been doing anything. Perrin Dairy, established in 1976, transitioned to organic production in 2002. Jack also produces corn silage for the animals.

 

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Our Process

Know Your Soil Life

It all starts with learning and understanding the role soil microbiology has in plant health.

Test Your Soil Life

Take the guesswork out and
know what your soil needs for your crop to thrive.

Bring Your Soil to Life

From the lab results, boost your soil's microbiology through Soil ProVide® or Soil ReVive®.

Not Sure Where to Begin?

Learn about the Life Focused Approach to Agriculture through our Webinar Series!

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  • Complete Series Bundle (All 5 Chapters)

    $395.00 Add to cartIn this series, we review everything soil related. We discuss everything from the big picture (soil history, ecological succession, ecology) to the microscopic (Protozoa, Nematodes, Bacteria, Fungi, and more!).  Then, we focus on what to do, how to improve, and how soil testing plays a key role in developing your soil management system to be...
  • Soil Education Course: Chapter 1

    $89.00 Add to cartIn this chapter, we’ve included a 4-part series on Ecological Succession, the history of the soil, studies on ecology, and what important role the soil’s history plays in our agriculture practices today. 
  • Soil Education Course: Chapter 2

    $89.00 Add to cartIn this chapter, we discuss the natural nutrient cycle in detail. We begin our series on soil microbiology, including Bacteria, General Fungi, and Mycorrhizal Fungi. We will discuss the higher level order organisms in Chapter 3.
  • Soil Education Course: Chapter 3

    $89.00 Add to cartIn this chapter, we complete the soil microbiology series, focusing on the higher level organisms: Protozoa and Nematodes. Then, we take a deep dive into different testing methods, what those test results mean, and how to interpret your soil sample results.
  • Soil Education Course: Chapter 4

    $89.00 Add to cartIn this chapter, we begin the conversation on different soil management practices, like Compost, Compost Teas and Extracts (What they are and how to make them), Tilling, and other useful Regenerative Practices.
  • Soil Education Course: Chapter 5

    $89.00 Add to cartIn this chapter, we discuss how to transition to a regenerative and life-focused approach. In doing so, we have a heavy focus on Biological Inoculation, and Soil Amendments. In this chapter, we will review all of the information presented thus far. 

Bringing Your Soil to Life

A life-focused approach reverses soil degradation caused by conventional agricultural practices. Introducing living components back into the soil helps maintain and optimize soil health, improving farmers’ livelihoods and the ecosystem of the farm.

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