What is the Soil Secrets Protocol?
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What is the Soil Secrets Protocol?

  1. TerraPro, the Carbon Matrix.  Is a black granular product that needs to be placed on the surface around the plant or transplant. TerraPro is sold in small homeowner bags or by the ton and you will need the whole ton to plant 2000 plants. 
  1. EndoMaxima, is a mycorrhizal fungi that helps plants uptake water and minerals from the soil.  It also protects plant roots from disease and from harmful parasitic nematodes.   While the best time to use EndoMaxima is while planting the seed before sowing, you can also dust the product onto the roots of your transplants. I use a spice or salt shaker to shake the dust onto the roots before planting.  One pound should be enough to do 2000 plants if you’re generous with the product.  
  1. Consortium BIOpack, is a blend of 20 species of beneficial soil bacteria, called a soil probiotic.  This product is 100 percent soluble in water.   It comes in a 50 gram packet, enough to treat one full acre.  Mix one pack with about 10 gallons of water and disperse the 10 gallons around each new transplant using a pump sprayer.  One pack with 10 gallons of water will treat an acre worth of transplants.  You need to spray the soil around the plant covering the same 1 foot radius you treated with the TerraPro Carbon Matrix, wetting the soil until its dripping wet. 
  1. Protein Crumblies, is food for the microbes, providing the amino acids that the microbes need to grow more microbes.  Apply one full handful of the granular protein onto the surface, placing the protein around the transplants.   Protein also provides all the Nitrogen needed to grow the crop, so don’t apply other sources of Nitrogen. 
With and Without the Soil Secrets Protocol
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With and Without the Soil Secrets Protocol

The close up of seed was done in our lab where we treated some of the seed with our EndoMaxima mycorrhizal spores and did not treat some.  

The seed was planted in clear plastic books so we could see the roots and the fungal growth on the roots.  The seed that’s germinating was at day 3 while the non treated seed at day three is not showing the same amount of germination.  

This is a mycorrhizal only test.  

The wheat fields showing two fields comparing is with Ag Grade TerraPro and EndoMaxima being used on the treated field.  

The image showing roots was taken with our soil camera and the image with lots of roots also shows the mycorrhizal roots as tiny hairs crossing over to the bigger plant hair roots.  

The image with only one root and without all the roots was the book not treated with EndoMaxima.  Both images were taken at the same soil depth and timeline.

Using EndoMaxima
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Using EndoMaxima

 The Endo type mycorrhizal fungi, also known as VAM for Vesicular Arbuscular Mycorrhizae are a category of mycorrhiza that associate with the majority of plants on Earth.  

They are generalists which means that any species of Endo can associate with any plant species with only modest differences in who favors who.  

The spores of the Endo type mycorrhizae are huge in comparison to the Ecto type and are not airborne like the Ecto’s.  Being so large they also do not move easily through the soil, since the soil’s porosity is smaller than the spores, therefore putting them on the surface does not work very well.  

The way to use them is to dust the seed before planting or dust the roots of transplants before planting.  The spores need to be in direct contact with the seed or the root of the potential host plant. 

 Again, dusting the spores dry onto the seed or the roots is the best way to use a mycorrhizal product.  

MYCORRHIZAL PLANT ASSOCIATIONS
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MYCORRHIZAL PLANT ASSOCIATIONS

EndoMaxima and EndoMaxima Advanced 

contain arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus sometimes called Endo or VAM or AMF.   

Some commercially important plant groups that benefit from arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus  

Acacia 

Carrisa 

Fountain Grass 

Agapanthus  

Carrot  

Fushia  

Alder  

Cassara  

Gardenia  

Almond  

Ceanothus  

Garlic  

Apple  

Cedar  

Geranium  

Apricot  

Celery  

Grape- raisin  

Arauceria  

Cherry  

Grape- table  

Artichoke  

Chinese Tallow  

Grape- wine  

Ash  

Chrysanthemum  

Green Ash  

Asparagus  

Citrus, all  

Guayule  

Avocado  

Clover  

Hibiscus  

Bamboo  

Coconut  

Holly  

Banana  

Coffee  

Impatiens  

Barley  

Coral Tree  

Jojoba  

Bayberry  

Corn  

Juniper  

Bean  

Cotton  

Kiwi  

Beech  

Cottonwood  

Leek  

Begonia  

Cowpea  

Lettuce  

Black Cherry  

Crab Tree  

Ligustrum  

Blackberry  

Creosote Bush  

Magnolia  

Black Locust  

Cucumber  

Mahonia  

Blue Gramma  

Currant  

Maiden Grass  

Box Elder  

Cypress  

Mango  

Boxwood  

Dodwood  

Maples, all  

Brazilian Rubber  

Eggplant  

Marigold  

Mountian Laurel  

Pecan  

Sourwood  

Nasturium  

Pepper  

Soybean  

Okra  

Pistachio  

Spengeri Fern  

Olive  

Pittosporum  

Squash  

Olive Palm  

Plum  

Strawberry  

Onion  

Podocarpus  

Sudan Grass  

Pacific Yew  

Poinsetta  

Sugar Cane  

Palms, all  

Potato  

Sumac  

Pampas Grass  

Rephiolepis  

Sunflower  

Passion Fruit  

Raspberry  

Sweet Gum  

Papaya  

Redwood  

Sweet Potato  

Paw Paw  

Saltbrush  

Sycamore  

Peach  

Sequoia  

Taxus  

Peanut  

Snapdragon  

Tea  

Tobacco  

Tomato  

Wheat  

Yam  

Yucca  

 

Bulbs, all  Euonymus  Mesquile  
Burning Bush  Fern  Millet  
Cacao  Fescus  Mimosa  
Cactus  Fig  Mondo Grass  
Camellia  Forsythia  Morning Glory  
Rice  Russian Olive  Ryegrass  
Rose  Sagebrush   

Some commercially important plant groups that benefit from ECTO-mycorrhizae.  MycoMaxima by Soil Secrets contains species of ECTO  

Arctostaphylos  Fir  Pine  
Birch  Hemlock  Popular  
Douglas-fir  Larch  Spruce  
Eucalyptus  Oak/Beech  Walnut  

 

Over 90% of the world’s plant species form mycorrhizae and require the association for maximum performance in the field. These lists are by no means, complete. 

Carbon Matrix
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Carbon Matrix

Adding Life To Your Soil Using TerraPro!

The important thing to remember is that everything that’s good that must happen in a soil depends on two things.  Water and Oxygen.  The Carbon Matrix of TerraPro will help provide both of those two things.  
1. Microbes need water.
2. Roots need water.
3. Plants need water to  carry on photosynthesis.
4. Plants need water to transport the minerals from the soil up into the plant.
5. In order for soil to hold water there must be space made in the soil to accommodate the water.  We can measure that space by using a penetrometer testing for the soils psi.  A high  psi means there’s no space in the soil for water or for oxygen and roots will have trouble living in that tight soil. 
6. Most of the beneficial (but not all of them) need oxygen in order to live in the soil.  This requires that the soil must have space for oxygen and again we can measure that change by using a penetrometer.