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Posts Tagged ‘microbes’

Building Soils and Relationships in LaGonave, Part I

We shipped our Biochar and VITAL Blend to LaGonave American BioChar Company intends to help improve LaGonave’s impoverished soils and increase their food production. We followed our shipment to the island recently (end of October) and arrived for the very first time on LaGonave to start a project that I believe will be changing Mark…

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Cowboy Fungus

The diversity of soil life is considerable, so it should not be surprising to learn that there are fungi that have lassos like cowboys taking down steers at a rodeo. Or that other fungi create nets to capture food like fishermen. These fungi have evolved to create traps when a.) their decayed food source is…

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CEC and BioChar

Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) and BioChar are mentioned together in soil improvement discussions – How are they connected? Negative & Positive Attractions Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) is the soil’s ability to attract, retain and exchange positively-charged cations (cat-i-on).  Like a magnet’s attraction to iron, the negatively-charged soil particles will attract and hold the positively charged…

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