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Published by Biomassters Global, Inc., 2018-09-05 13:39:37

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Above and Beyond Organics™
www.microsoil.com

MicroSoil® News

It’s Time to Reap What We’ve Sown

The Origin of the MicroSoil® Product

I was once told that, “Opportunity does not leave, it just goes to someone else, and if you were not
prepared to capitalize on that opportunity, it would make you look like a fool.” Therefore, I always
kept an open mind to ideas and projects everyone presented to me, and this “organic fertilizer” thing
just felt good and right for some unexplained reason? Perhaps it was due to the fact that I grew up on
my grandfather’s farm in Colorado, which was, as I now know, a totally organic and self-sustaining
farming operation. My grandfather raised seven children and went to town in a horse drawn wagon
once every month or so. He never even owned a tractor. He did EVERYTHING with two black
horses named Jack and Prince. Now, I wish I had taken more interest in his farming methods. I just
had a strong sense and gut feeling that “organic fertilizer” was a special opportunity that I needed to
pay attention to, so I did. I then poured my entire focus and life into making MicroSoil® a viable
asset for small farmers and large commercial growers around the world. And we now have customers
and even governments seeking our MicroSoil® products and knowledge.

You ever “Miss the Boat? Boy, I sure have, I’m sorry to admit. However,
25 years ago I had the opportunity of working with an Einstein, a Greek
genius working on a cancer cure using enzymes. Ironically, several years
later, cancer took his life. He had many formulas and projects to help
mankind, one of which was a formula for an “Organics Soil Supplement”
which he was no longer interested in pursuing. We became quite close friends, so one day when he
wanted to go to Las Vegas and he needed some extra money, he sold me his formula and gave me the
keys to the MicroSoil® we make today. So in January of 1996, a lady in Dallas, Texas, Holly, who
had worked with me for 15 years, and I each put up $600.00 and Biomassters was born. Since that
time, we have upgraded the MicroSoil® formula only with higher amounts of the ingredients. We
were 20 years ahead of the time when organics would be a staple fertilizing norm for the world’s
commercial food crop industry. Yes, others may have organic products, but not one of them has
matched our results since 1996, as our MicroSoil® formula is still far superior in many ways.
TODAY, China is advocating and enacting laws requiring that growers use less chemicals and
use more organic farming methods. We now have a company in India that sells products in 22
countries, and is adding our MicroSoil® Products to their line of organic products. One of this
company’s Director’s family members was instrumental in getting their government to pass a law
that, throughout India, 10% of any/all fertilizers sold in India MUST BE ORGANIC. The USA is
also waking up and accepting Organic Traditional Farming Methods as cost effective, feasible, and
necessary when elevating the nutrient values in our food crops. Another of our distributors in
California, who owns and operates a large food brokering operation, told me just last week that 30%
of the foods sold now are Organic. Our 23-year distributor in Mexico, Sra. Irma, continues to
expand her Organic operation. Also, our South Texas friends are preparing for an Organic bonanza
in the citrus and vegetable arenas this coming Fall. In Zimbabwe, Africa, the government approved
our Organic MicroSoil® Products for registration, importation, and use based just on all the testing
and trials depicted on our website. Organics finally are becoming mainstream all over the world, and
you and I are at the earliest stage of this incredible OPPORTUNITY. Your commitment to represent,
market, and sell our products is greatly appreciated and we want you to know that you have our
commitment to support those efforts 100%. It has been a pleasure working with you these past 23
years. It has often been said that, “Commitment makes your life work”.

For Once Committed, Providence Moves Also.

The Agriculture Industry is Booming Worldwide

MicroSoil® distributors, farmers, and growers can rest well tonight
knowing that their crops will increasingly be in demand worldwide
in the coming years, GUARANTEED, see the facts below.

Feeding the Growing World Population?

The world population is growing by 83-million people per year, with more
than 800-million people going to bed hungry each night (that’s 1 out of every 9
people on earth).

EXAMPLE: In China alone, the global food crisis is exemplified, by the fact
that it has 20% of the world’s population but less than 10% of the world’s
farmland, most of which is not usable to grow crops. China’s agriculture
problems are partly due to pollution from large industrial plants that dump toxic
waste and sewage into water systems used by farmers, rendering irrigation
systems and soils unusable to grow crops. As well, the widespread use of
chemical pesticides and fertilizers in farming has caused 20-million hectares of
soils to become toxic, some 4-8 feet deep with contamination.

Adding to China’s food crisis is that fact that, in 2015, the Chinese
government’s “one-child limit” per family was modified to allow two children
per family, which immediately accelerated the country’s population growth.
Despite this, in order to further counteract the aging of the population, the
government is considering removing all limits on the number of children allowed
per family, by the end of 2018. CLICK LINK: China Three-Child Policy

The two articles below illustrate the enormity of just China’s food crisis.

CLICK LINK: Farming the World—China’s Epic Race to Avoid a Food Crisis
CLICK LINK: How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites

CLICK LINKS to see live update of population growth
WORLD Population—7,641,308,563

Growing by 83-Million People per Year
CHINA—1,415,615,714 people & growing
INDIA—1,355,590,615 people & growing
AFRICA—1,291,220,755 people & growing
LATIN AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN—652,675,762 people & growing
USA—327,004,963 people & growing

WORLDOMETERS.INFO—Real Time World Statistics

Amazing Blossoming in Organic Greenhouse Strawberries

Grown with MicroSoil® in Mexico
CLICK LINK: Expanded Article

These photos from our Mexico Distributor, Agrícola Genética , S.A. de C.V., managed by
Sra. Irma Pardinas, show a beautiful, healthy 2018 organic strawberry crop, Grown with
MicroSoil® in a commercial greenhouse operation in Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
Note the vibrant dark green color leaves and high number of fruit blossom sets on the
plants. The two bottom photos show the healthy young organic strawberry fruits just
ripening on the vines.

Article on Strawberries & MicroSoil® Advert

Featured in “TecnoAgro” Magazine

Written by Sra. Irma Pardinas
Mexico Distributor, Agrícola Genética , S.A. de C.V.

Biomassters Global is always appreciative of our Mexico Distributor, Agrícola Genética S.A.
de C.V., for their excellent and professional work in getting the word out about the benefits
of MicroSoil® through their well-designed website, participation in agriculture conferences,
outreach to farmers and growers, and publishing articles in important agriculture
publications such as TecnoAgro. Click on the links below to see for yourself!

CLICK LINK: TecnoAgro

CLICK LINK: AGRÍCOLA GENÉTICA, S.A. de C.V. CLICK LINK:
“Beneficial Microorganisms in Strawberries”

By Sra. Irma Pardinas

This month we were asked to participate with an article about berries, which Mrs. Irma wrote, we sent it to you
to see the magazine and the announcement of MicroSoil® that was published with reference to the berries, the
photos of the strawberries in the advertisement are from one of our customers who uses MicroSoil®.
I do not translate the article because basically it talks about what microorganisms in general do in crops, but if
you like we can do it. I hope you like them.
Regards.

UPDATE:

Biomassters Global Sponsors
Agriculture Training Programs for Veterans

Biomassters Global, Inc. is proud to be
collaborating with the United States Department of
Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, the
Veterans Beginning Farmer & Rancher Program,
and Florida A&M University, to provide training
and job opportunities for military veterans in the
area of agriculture, particularly in landscaping &
lawn care, and greenhouse & hydroponic facilities.
We greatly appreciate the excellent help of Mr. Rick
Nash with these efforts.
Biomassters Global, Inc. is working with the DOD Department of
Veterans Affairs to develop their own Private Label Brand Name
agriculture plant food, “AgriVet™” (photo right), based on our
MicroSoil® formula, for use in our agricultural business opportunity
training and development programs for military veterans and
others in need.
Learning how to use and apply “AgriVet™” to lawns, plants, and
food crops will be part of our training programs that help provide
job opportunities for soldiers coming home from overseas to start
and operate their own businesses with minimum setup costs,
including:
• Organic Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Program
• Greenhouse & Hydroponic Facility Management Program
Our training programs will emphasize Biomassters Global agriculture methods that
promote healthy lawns, plants, and crops, including the importance of organic input
materials, how to use bee hives and earthworms for plant growth, and, most
importantly, how to successfully START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, BE YOUR
OWN BOSS and GROW YOUR OWN BUSINESS over time.

Did you know? Agricultural Hemp and Cannabis Farming
by US Veterans is being financed and advocated by the
United States Department of Defense, Department of
Veterans Affairs – and Biomassters Global, Inc. is proud to
be a part of this effort!

UPDATE:

Biomassters Global Sponsors
Companion Animals for Veterans

Biomassters Global, Inc. is proud
to donate a portion of the
proceeds from the sale of all
MicroSoil® Agriculture Products,
through the DOD Department of
Veterans Affairs, to help provide
good homes for retired military
service dogs, and training for
service and companion animals for
veterans and others in need.

Did you know? The 2017 movie “MEGAN LEAVEY” (photo left) is
the true story of a decorated Marine hero, awarded the Purple Heart
among other combat medals, who was a military service dog trainer.
Corporal Levy was principal in petitioning the Marine Corps and the
USA Government to allow wounded military dogs to be retired from
service and adopted. The movie is the true story of her dedicated
service with the US Marine Corps in Iraq, and her dedication to
the training and care of “Rex”, the brave bomb-sniffing military
service dog that saved her life and the lives of many other
soldiers.
CLICK HERE: MEGAN LEAVEY Movie Trailer

Spectacular Organic Greenhouse Tomatoes

Grown with TripleRich™ & MicroSoil® in China

CLICK LINK: Expanded Article

Uniform size of fruits.



Beautiful
tomatoes with
uniform size,
large number of

fruits on the
vine.



Tomato flower blooms on the vines, much to
the delight of the greenhouse bees!

The crop of healthy nutritious organic tomatoes was Our Distributor in China,
sold at the local market. Dr. Sun Mingzhe, DVM,

said, “The organic tomato
crop was very good. The
acidity and sweetness of
the tomatoes reach the
best balance and the taste

is strong.”

UPDATE: Rejuvenation of Damaged Sugarcane Crop in Texas
Thanks to MicroSoil® and MacroFoliage®

CLICK LINK: Expanded Article

Our Distributor, Mr. Dave Shimp, and his colleague Mr. Mike Snyder, report via the photos
below showing a 40-acre commercial sugarcane crop in South Texas USA, planted October
9, 2017, that was initially treated with MicroSoil® & MacroFoliage®. The crop recovered
to robust health by March 20, 2018 and by May 21, 2018 the MicroSoil® & MacroFoliage®
treated crop was way ahead of the normal crop (not treated) next to it that was planted at
the same time. By June 2018 the treated sugarcane crop was fully recovered and ready for
harvest. See for yourself in the photos below!

Oct. 9, 2017—Sugarcane planted Jan. 20, 2018—Frost damage Feb. 1, 2018—Snow damage

Mar. 20, 2018—Recovered crop May 21, 2018—Six-foot stalks May 21—Neighbor crop not treated

June 2018—Difference in growth between treated June 2018—Ten-foot stalks on fully rejuvenated
sugarcane crop (left) and crop not treated (right). sugarcane crop ready for harvest.

UPDATE:
MicroSoil® & MacroFoliage® Consistently Grow Citrus
Crops Bigger and Better in Rio Grande Valley, South Texas

In late 2016, the founders of Pegasus Soil Solutions®, LLC worked together with Biomassters Global,
Inc. to develop a proprietary multifaceted protocol to grow a “Mars Orange” crop for a large grower
located in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas.
The citrus crop was treated with algae and humic acid (as sources of carbon), MicroSoil®, and
MacroFoliage® later at flowering. The harvest produced more oranges that were 30% larger, with
deeper orange colored meat, darker green colored and healthier leaves, and less drops. The
striking results are best summarized by the grower’s photos below (December 2016).
In May and July 2017 a different grove of “earlies” used for juice was treated under the supervision of
a university’s PhD agronomist using an even more advanced protocol that included a more
comprehensive nutrient application with particle size reducing Aqua-Yield® nano-technology. The
harvest in late October 2017 had a yield of 30T/acre, a better than 50% yield increase compared to
the normal yield of 18-20T/acre for the same grove.
The original citrus trial results shown below were so successful, that the commercial grower
decided to use our MicroSoil® and MacroFoliage® on an additional 10,000 acres of his “Mars
Orange” citrus crop. Not only is the commercial grower pleased with the resulting quality and
quantity of his oranges, but also his crop has no insects or diseases which regularly plague citrus
crops in Southern Texas.

The 3 photos (top row left)
show more orange fruits
per tree with less drops,
and the darker, healthier
leaves.

Mars Oranges, grown early
in the season, are prized for
their sweet flavor and thin
rind.

The 3 photos (bottom row
left) show 30% larger fruit, 5
inches across (normal crop
is only 3.5 inches). The
photos also show large size
of the orange sections, with
darker orange color meat
and more fruit juice in the
pulp.

A different crop in October
2017 had a 50+% higher
yield.

UPDATE:
Grown with MicroSoil® in SPAIN

Success of MicroSoil® in EU “beyond everyone’s expectations”

Our EU Distributor, Mr. Arnim Weyrich, reports that SAPEC
AGRO ESPANA confirms MicroSoil® is out-producing any

other product in Spain.

Thanks to the efforts of Mr. Arnim Weyrich & Mr. Jaume
Banchs of Futerri GmbH, our European Union Distributors,
MicroSoil®, currently sold in Spain and Portugal through
SAPEC AGRO, is expanding into the entire Mediterranean
region of Europe. The reception of our MicroSoil® products
in Europe has been "beyond everyone’s expectations”. Crop
results reported by growers in Spain are so successful that SAPEC AGRO ESPANA features a
special MicroSoil® website dedicated to product information, videos, and grower test results.

RIGHT—MicroSoil® advert for the SAPEC AGRO
Spanish market.

MicroSoil® le da vida a tu suelo!
(gives life to your soil!)

CLICK HERE: SAPEC MicroSoil® website

AERIAL PHOTO OF GREENHOUSES IN ALMERIA, SPAIN

SAPEC AGRO ESPANA conducted MicroSoil®
tests in greenhouse operations located in this
region.

Since the 1980s, this small coastal plain, some 30 kilometers
southwest of the city of Almeria, Spain, has developed the
largest concentration of greenhouses in the world, covering
26,000 hectares. Several tons of greenhouse vegetables and
fruits such as tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and zucchinis
are produced here annually. More than half of the
Europe’s demand for fresh fruits and vegetables are grown
under the plastic shades, fueling the province of Almeria's
economy by $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

UPDATE:
Grown with MicroSoil® in INDIA

Final Grown with MicroSoil® trials are underway under the supervision of Larasan
Pharmaceutical Corporation, which reports that their intention is to merge MicroSoil® organic
agriculture technology with their own existing technology to use in India and 22 other
countries. Our partners at Larasan were instrumental in getting the laws in India changed to
require that 10% of all farming products be organic, which creates a market in India for
organic agriculture input materials at an estimated value of $500,000.00 per year.
Additional Indian government-sponsored tests of 10 different crops Grown with MicroSoil®
are currently underway, including green beans (2-week test), cucumber, watermelon, bitter
gourd, bottle gourd, ridge gourd, tomato, pumpkin, and wet rice.

Wild Bee Decline Threatens Crop Production

Bees are crucial pollinators for more than 90 percent of flowering crops, including apples,
nuts, avocados, broccoli, peaches, blueberries, cherries and more. However, bees and
other pollinators are dying off because of a variety of problems, including poor nutrition,
pesticides, parasites, and disease.

Is there a way for farmers & growers to help bees? Yes! The use of MicroSoil®
promotes the health of bees, by helping grow plants with more blossoms and
higher Brix (sugar content) that are not susceptible to pests and disease.

See more information below about the plight of bees in the USA and beyond.

CLICK LINK: USA BEE DECLINE CLICK LINK:
MORE THAN HONEY
A recent study to map US wild bees suggests they
are disappearing from the most important Award-winning documentary
farmlands, from California’s Central Valley to the film shows how global bee
Midwest’s corn belt & the Mississippi River decline affects the entire
valley. The map identifies 139 counties in key world’s crops.
agricultural regions of the USA that grow
specialty crops, like blueberries, apples, &
watermelons that are highly dependent on
pollinators. As the bee decline continues, it is
hurting US crop production & farmers’ costs.

MicroSoil®

Worldwide Proven Results
Since 1996

97% to 98% of the DNA
in

All Plants on Planet Earth
is

Virtually the Same

THE MANY USES OF MicroSoil®

ORDER: The First Law of the Universe

The primary objective of MicroSoil® Products & Protocols is to
balance all input nutrients for maximum plant growth and

nutrition, as well as to help establish an ideal environment for local
native microorganisms to proliferate.

Since 1996, the guiding principle which has determined
our concepts and mission is: “The Mineral Theory”

Liebig’s ‘Law of the Minimum’ was developed in the 1840’s
by Dr. Justus von Liebig.

“The crops on a field diminish or increase in exact proportion to the
diminution or increase of the mineral substance conveyed to it in manure.”

(Manure, in this sense, is anything applied to the soil to serve as plant nutrient.)

“Liebig’s Law” stressed the value of mineral elements
derived from the soil in plant nutrition, and the necessity of

replacing them to maintain soil fertility.

THE BARREL ILLUSTRATION:

The yield potential of a crop is like a
barrel with staves of unequal
length. The capacity of the barrel is
limited by the length of the shortest
stave, in this case, Potassium (K),
and can only be increased by
lengthening that stave. When that
stave is lengthened, another one
becomes the limiting factor.

THE ELEMENTS OF FERTILIZING WITH SUCCESS

The Biomassters Global Approach to Plant Nutrition

Biomassters Global, Inc. provides far more than just a single product that stimulates microbial activity
to help plants grow better. Biomassters Global instead supplies both a product, MicroSoil® and a
process, documented in a customized, written protocol that promotes healthy soils and therefore
optimal growth. The Biomassters Global Approach to Plant Nutrition involves balancing out the
levels of a number of soil nutrients. Almost one hundred different nutrients should be present in the
soil in adequate quantities for optimal plant growth to take place. These are typically classified as

macronutrients, micronutrients and trace
minerals, based on the ever decreasing
amounts of nutrients required.
Each nutrient plays a critical role in plant
growth regardless of the amount required.
Many nutrients affect the actions of other
nutrients. Therefore it is critical for all
levels of the various nutrients to be in
balance. Excessive or out of balance levels
of nutrients can affect other important
indictors of soil health, such as the plant’s
ability to access other nutrients, level of
organic matter, pH, water retention, and
microbial viability.
All of Biomassters Global protocols include
recommendations to use our MicroSoil®
Agriculture Products which contain
PureFulvic™ Trace Minerals &
Elements which ensure trace mineral
deficiencies are addressed. By taking all
these factors into account, Biomassters
Global helps customers build and sustain
healthy soil with the nutrient and microbial
activity levels required to optimize results
for their crops in their particular soil on a
sustained basis.

MACRONUTRIENTS – The six nutrient elements classified as macronutrients
are nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur.

(N) Nitrogen is a basic component of chlorophyll and is associated with the green color of a plant’s

leaves. Nitrogen is the main nutrient responsible for vigorous growth, hence its higher concentration in
“grow” base fertilizers. Nitrogen makes up a large percentage of our atmosphere; however, plants are
unable to absorb nitrogen in that form. Instead plants rely on microbes in the soil to “fix” nitrogen into
a form capable of root absorption.

(P) Phosphorus stimulates root growth and, in turn, helps young plants or transplants establish more

quickly. Phosphorus also plays a key part in initiating flowering, fruiting, ripening and respiration.
...continued...

THE ELEMENTS OF FERTILIZING WITH SUCCESS

The Biomassters Global Approach to Plant Nutrition

...continued…

(K) Potassium helps the movement of sugars and other nutrients (via osmosis). Potassium is directly

linked to a plant’s structural integrity and increases the overall resistance to cold, drought, and
pathogens. Much like phosphorus, potassium plays an intricate role in initiating the fruiting/blooming
process.

(Ca) Calcium is vital to plant structure and helps build, and actually becomes part of, the plant cell

walls. Calcium has been shown to promote growth of young shoots and roots. Calcium is also needed
for fruit ripening and seed production.

(Mg) Magnesium helps reinforce cell walls and is at the center of all chlorophyll molecules.

Chlorophyll molecules are the green pigment that allows plants to use energy from light to convert
carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into energy, in the form of sugars, which plants can use to grow.
Magnesium also encourages the absorption of phosphorus, nitrogen and sulfur. Like calcium,
magnesium plays a vital role in the ripening of fruit and the germination of seeds.

(S) Sulfur aids chlorophyll production and is a necessary component of several proteins, enzymes

and vitamins. Sulfur also contributes to a plant’s absorption of potassium, calcium and magnesium.

MICRONUTRIENTS – The next eight essential elements, classified as
micronutrients because they are required in lesser amounts, are iron,
manganese, chlorine, boron, zinc, copper, molybdenum, and nickel.

(Fe) Iron assists in biochemical processes including the manufacturing of chlorophyll. Iron also aids

in the formation of some enzymes and amino acids.

(Mn) Manganese plays an essential role in chlorophyll production, nitrogen assimilation and the

formation of proteins. Manganese stimulates seed germination and has been linked to the speed at
which a plant matures.

(Cl) Chlorine is involved in the stimulation of photosynthesis.
(B) Boron is essential for tissue growth within the plant. Boron helps to promote the absorption of

water and regulate a plant’s metabolism. Boron also assists in the formation of fruit.

(Zn) Zinc helps with the development of enzymes and growth hormones.
(Cu) Copper helps activate various enzymes and plays a role in chlorophyll production.
(Mo) Molybdenum is needed for the production of nitrogen-based proteins. Molybdenum is, in a

way, linked to nitrogen and is essential for nitrogen assimilation by plants.

(Ni) Nickel regulates mineral metabolism, enzyme activity and other metabolic processes in plants.

PureFulvic™ Trace Minerals & Elements

CROP ROTATION

Farmers worldwide have rotated different crops on their land for many centuries. They learned from
experience that growing the same crop year after year on the same piece of land resulted in low yields,
and that they could increase productivity on the land by cultivating a sequence of crops. Crop rotation
was developed to produce higher yields by replenishing soil nutrients and breaking disease and pest
cycles over several seasons.
The increase in monoculture cropping, where the same crop or type of crops are grown in the same field
over several years, has been a growing trend in farming in recent decades. Growing the same crop in
the same place for many years in a row depletes the soil of certain nutrients. With rotation, a crop that
leaches the soil of one kind of nutrient is followed during the next growing season by a different crop
that returns that nutrient to the soil or draws a different ratio of nutrients: for example, rice followed by
cotton.

EACH COVER CROP HAS A SPECIAL PURPOSE:

Crop Rotation: wheat-cowpeas-corn-cereal rye- • Legumes – Produce homegrown nitrogen (N).
soybeans-back to wheat. • Grasses – Increase soil organic matter, recycle
excess nutrients & reduce soil compaction.
• Brassicas – Loosen the soil, recycle nutrients &
suppress weeds.
• Other Cover Crops – Suppress insects, disease
& weeds, or attract beneficial insects.

THE BENEFITS OF CROP ROTATION:
Crop rotation offers many benefits for agriculture that increase farm profitability, efficiently utilize
nutrients, and improve soil quality. Cover crop rotation is used to control weeds and diseases, and limit
insect and pest infestations. As a result, this significantly reduces pesticide use. Benefits include:

• Increased organic matter in the soil – Organic matter enhances water and nutrient retention and
decreases synthetic fertilizer requirements.

• Improved soil structure – Better soil structure in turn improves drainage, reduces risks of water-
logging during floods, and boosts the supply of soil water during droughts.

• Enhanced pest & disease control – Farmers use fewer inputs to fight pests, thus decreasing both
costs and environmental impacts due to reduction in pesticide use.

• Reduced water pollution – Limiting the input of synthetic fertilizers decreases water pollution caused
by nitrogen. Diversified crop rotations reduce pesticide use and potential runoff into groundwater.

• Better use of nutrients – Creation of a more balanced nutrient cycle at the field level helps farmers to
use fewer inputs to maintain nutrient availability. This results in lower costs and increased profit
margins. For example, using legume crops in the rotation reduces the need for synthetic nitrogen
fertilizer, lowers costs for farmers, and reduces water pollution from runoff.

• Higher yield & greater farm
profitability – Higher levels of organic
matter, better water provision, and
reduced use of chemical fertilizers result
in increased profitability.

• Reduced greenhouse gas emissions
– Creating better nutrient management
through crop rotation decreases
nitrogen fertilizer use by up to 100kg N
per hectare per year, substantially
lowering related greenhouse gas
emissions.

Organic Vineyards Reduce Pesticide Use
But Do Not Increase Pest Prevalence

The Organic Center—Bringing You the Science Behind Organic

June 19, 2018—It is commonly believed that while organic farming reduces pesticide use, it
can also increase pest infestations if non-chemical control is not sufficient to keep pest
populations in check.
Now, a new study published in the Journal of Applied Ecology has tested this hypothesis to
understand how pest pressure changes as the number of organic farms in the landscape
increases.
Researchers quantified infestations of two pathogens and five insect pests as well as
pesticide use and crop productivity in 42 vineyards. They found that while organic
vineyards utilized significantly less pesticides, their pest infestations were no different from
conventional vineyards utilizing pesticides on the farm. They also did not lead to changes in
pest prevalence in the surrounding agricultural landscape. Findings also showed the
presence of semi-natural habitat near or on farms correlated with decreased pest
infestations.
“Our results clearly indicate that policies promoting the development of organic farming in
conventional vineyard landscapes will not lead to greater pest and disease infestations, but
will reduce the pesticide treatment intensity and maintain crop productivity. Moreover, the
interactions between semi-natural habitats in landscape and local farming practices suggest
that the deployment of organic farming should be adapted to landscape contexts,” the
authors concluded.

https://www.organic-center.org/organic-vineyards-reduce-pesticide-use-but-do-not-increase-pest-prevalence/

The Purpose of Our Newsletter—In our Biomassters Global Newsletters, we

strive to share the successes our customers are having, tidbits and reminders of various
farming techniques and knowledge, new innovative projects, plus current articles from
around the world regarding the agriculture industry.
Even though we no longer need proof of the efficacy of our MicroSoil® Products, your
input continues to be important to us. We welcome receiving any MicroSoil® crop
results, write-ups with photos, or simple comparison pictures, such as "Before & After",
"Grown with MicroSoil® & Grown without MicroSoil®", or just “MicroSoil® and
Control”. Even a single picture of a plant Grown with MicroSoil®, with some pertinent
information or caption, tells a story.

Photos (left) of organic farm tomatoes planted in coconut
fiber and Grown with MicroSoil® in a large commercial
Greenhouse-Hydroponic Facility in Spain. The tomatoes
Grown with MicroSoil® have more uniform fruits that hold
longer on the vine, darker green leaves, deeper red color,
and sweeter flavor (higher Brix rating).

Swear To Go Green Blog:
http://www.microsoil.com/blog

Biomassters Global, Inc. ORGANIC AFFILIATES

Biomassters Global MicroSoil® Agriculture Products are approved as Organic Input Material (OIM) for
growing food crops in the USA, Canada, Mexico, and the European Union. All of our Organic Affiliates —
Oregon Tilth, CCOF, CDFA, OKOP, Organic Certifiers, and BioNutrient Food Association prohibit the

intentional use of GMOs.

Biomassters Global, Inc.

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