You want to establish the Soil Food Web in the
soil. To do so, you need to give them a friendly living environment.
Fortunately, MycorrPlus (formallly called GroPal Balance) helps you to do
each of these.
Key 2 - Don't graze grass down too low
pastures, when you allow grass to be grazed too low, you
are compromising the root system. For a deep root system, it is best
not to graze grass too short. Rotational grazing, and moving cows
frequently, can help to solve this issue.
"Sadly, in most of our agricultural soils, we
have far more bacteria than fungi. High density short duration
grazing accompanied by appropriate rest periods, are moving soils
toward fungal dominance."
"Fungi are important for soil carbon
sequestration as well as nutrient acquisition." Fungi are necessary
for forming humus.
Key 3 - Diversify
Crop rotation helps to diversify the types of
microbes in the soil. Cover crops may be used to help with
Some plants have deep root systems, which will
help to take liquid carbon and soil structuring to new depths.
Key 4 - Cut down on chemical applications
Herbicides, fungicides and insecticides are
killers that disrupt soil biology.
Every chemical application tends to hinder the development of
The good news is, MycorrPlus
is able to help break these chemicals down and replenish the soil.
Key 5 - Limit cultivation
All soil life, and especially fungi, are taken
into disarray when the soil is tilled. Carbon sequestration is quite
mycorrhizal fungi, so every disturbance to the soil that
disrupts mycorrhizal networks diminishes carbon sequestration.
Therefore, no-till or minimum tillage works best.
Key 6 - Keep the ground covered
Aggregates do not form in bare soil. They tend
to be broken down. This then limits the amount of organic nitrogen
available to the plant, and hinders microbial growth.
Bare soil will be hotter and lose more moisture
than covered soil. Some think that cover crops will use up moisture,
but the opposite is usually true. They help to conserve moisture.
If the soil has been cultivated or bare
fallowed, mycorrhizal fungi will not be there in sufficient
quantities for effective carbon flow and nutrient acquisition.