A soil conditioner is a product which is added to soil to improve the soil’s physical qualities such as the structure, the porosity, its water holding potential, and its ability to provide nutrition.
A biofertilizer (also bio-fertilizer) is a substance which contains living microorganisms which, when applied to seeds, plant surfaces, or soil, colonize the rhizosphere or the interior...
Who Is Soil Secrets?
Soil Secrets LLC is a Biomimetic Soil Ecology Company devoted to using the best molecular science known for repairing or jumping starting a healthy soil. Biomimicry is innovation inspired by Nature. It’s the process of looking at how Nature does something, such as building top soil and figuring out how to copy that process. The notion of Biomimetic Soil Ecology is the future of agriculture, erosion control and landscaping because people are looking for more sustainable ways of doing things.
Our company’s purpose is to provide good science that can be used to improve the health of the planet and the wellness of humankind. Better nutrition by way of growing nutrient dense food can only be achieved by growing food crops on soil that is healthy, a global crises since agriculture soils world-wide are in decline. Using the biologic chemicals of Nature, Soil Secrets can Instigate, Stimulate & Cultivate the natural Process of building a healthy soil; which in turn will increase the carbon percentage of soil and increasing the water holding potential of soil so less irrigation is needed.
The health of people, our oceans, our atmosphere, and our land are contingent upon a thin layer of dirt on the land called Top Soil and our planet is losing this Top Soil at an accelerating rate. Our mission is to benefit soil globally by “Observing How Nature Works and Copy That,” tapping into the process of how soil sequesters carbon, supports soil biota (beneficial soil microbes) provides water and minerals to plants while at the same time building Top Soil.
“A rough calculation of current rates of soil degradation suggests we have about 60 years of topsoil left. Some 40% of soil used for agriculture around the world is classed as either degraded or seriously degraded – the latter means that 70% of the topsoil, the layer allowing plants to grow, is gone.” World Economic Forum December 14, 2012
By reversing the trend of top soil decline we can benefit society by improving food quality that contains higher nutrient values and longer shelf life.
We work hard at complying with the economic values of the Triple Bottom Line of Planet, People and Profit. Soil is more complex than just adding compost or biochar. It is a complex chain of chemical and biological events forming a consortium of bio – geo- chemical reactions, involving more than just the presence of Soil Organic Matter and Microbes. The technical staff of Soil Secrets working with the scientists of the National Nuclear Laboratories under a Commercial Proprietary Information Contract, have revealed the molecular characteristics of the “Carbon Matrix of soil, demonstrating that this Carbon Matrix is the most essential part of a healthy and productive soil. With this information we can now manufacture this matrix on a large scale.
This research instigated by Soil Secrets will change the way we view and treat soil as it spurs a new generation of bio geo chemical electron flux models that focus on the bacteria-carbon-mineral water conductive network taking place in a healthy soil.
When applied to agriculture, urban horticulture or mine reclamation this biomimetic process will provide many benefits including but not limited to:
- Rapid soil carbon sequestration
- Soil carbon accumulation increasing the soils water holding potential
- Improving the tolerable limits to drought of crops, sports fields, lawns, etc.
- Contributes to the pulling of atmospheric carbon out of the air for long term storage in the soil, therefore reducing the potential threat of Climate Change
- Improves the availability of plant nutrients by putting them into a water solution and preventing them from leaching.
- Stimulates and Supports the Biota of Soil
- Enables an improvement in the porosity of soil, helping water, roots and oxygen to penetrate deeper into the Earth.