Less water infiltration
and drainage; precious water runs off
or stands in the field instead of soaking in.
Root penetration is
decreased, resulting in reduced yields.
Grassy weeds thrive in
compact soils, and can become very problematic.
The best way to overcome hardpan
The best way to take out
compaction and hardpan is not by plowing or
using an aerator. Aeration may be helpful, but
damages root structures.
The best way to improve
soil tilth is to activate carbon
sequestration. GroPal Balance is the best and
fastest way we know of to do this.
GPB bacteria restore
balance to the soil, removing toxins and salts.
This balance is the perfect environment for the
mycorrhizal fungi in GroPal Balance to flourish.
In response to a balanced
soil and active mycorrhizal fungi, plants
manufacture and secrete huge amounts of sugars
into the soil
(carbon sequestration) to feed our
Our bacteria use the sugars
as gums and glues to bond soil particles
together, creating a cozy living space for
Month after month, year after year microbes
maintain aggregate stability and improve
infiltration, but they do more than that. They
stretch the boundaries of healthy soil deeper
and deeper, which means that hard pan
Balancing soil nutrients
Magnesium tends to bind up the soil, while
calcium causes soil particles to move apart for
good aeration and drainage. GPB balances
nutrients in the soil, including calcium.
Click here to see lab
reports of a field before and after GPB is
applied. Note that calcium (along with NPK) have
all come way up after nutrients in the soil come
more into balance. In the process, GPB
helps to balance pH.
Elaine and her husband own a 1,000 acre farm in
southern Georgia. Elaine called me when she saw
an advertisement that GroPal Balance can help to
take out compaction. She said that, even though
they did rotational grazing, the compaction
continued to get worse and worse, and now her
clover just wasn't growing very well.
Elaine and her husband applied GroPal Balance A
to their pastures and hay fields in mid-summer.
Three weeks later she called to tell me that
where she had applied GPB, her stakes were now
going down into the soil 2.5 inches.
After 2 months Elaine called again to say that
her stakes were now going down 4 inches, while
in places she had not applied GPB they still
wouldn't go in at all.
After 4 months Elaine called again to report
that when she took her soil samples, the probe
easily went in 6", and there was moisture at 5".
This was pretty amazing to her, since it had
been a hot, dry fall with very little moisture.
GroPal Balance not only removes compaction and
hardpan, it flocculates the soil. Air flows down
into the soil, supporting the life of our
aerobic bacteria and helping them to take their
structuring activities deeper and deeper.
We believe that GroPal Balance is the very best
thing you can do to remove hardpan and
compaction and highly structure your soil.