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No Till Food Plots - So Easy

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Here is a good example of why peas are used in both our NitroBoost and Carbon Load. We always are stopping to observe, learn and share.

They are easy to grow - this was spilled in a flower bed by my home.

They have great root mass for a legume - that is longer than a 1 foot plant and it’s not even started really growing yet.

Lastly look at the N fixation in the roots!! This wasn’t even inoculated!! The depth is great on this as well. As this plant is terminated or dies (naturally) the N in the plant, roots, nodules will be released for the next crop (carbon load or cash crop) to take up!

Now imagine a field of these, mixed with beans, hemp, vetch etc. and non-legumes with even deeper roots!!

That is what our NitroBoost is made of!!

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Helping growers of deer, gardens, flowers and more!! We appreciate all farmers and growers we work with!
 

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CO2 respiration is considered an important metric when it comes to qualifying soil health. It’s correlated to microbial biomass - as the more CO2 - the higher density of microbes is present (or so that’s the assumption).

Although it’s certainly not an end all be all - anything over 120ppm is considered high.

I am super excited to share that after years in the Vitalize System- I have soils with CO2 respiration ranging from 300-800!!! More to come on this!

I’ll continue to adjust seed rate and manage browse pressure to drive more biomass, better photosynthesis and maximize soil biology!!

We’ll never stop testing. Much more to come!!

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When starting Vitalize Seed it wasn’t enough for us to just have a great seed mixes.

We wanted to go above and beyond from a customer service perspective and provide honest research both for our own learning and also to our customers benefit.

We have spent more money this year on testing than I care to admit but we find it is crucial to be able to look our customers in the eye and tell them how much we care and that we continue to strive to learn more to offer better advice and products for our customers.

None of this could be possible without our amazing partners @ward labs and our amazing customers.

In the picture here you’ll see a snap shot of a PLFA test. The test was pulled in the dormant season and yet the results are proof positive of the success of the 1-2 system. The microbial biomass, and bacteria to fungi ratio are fantastic!!

I plan to have a call with some of our partners @Ward and bring you all more in-depth analysis, again driving our desire to learn more and disseminate the information to our growers be it food plotters to farmers to gardeners.

The fact is - we are cycling nutrients with the Vitalize 1-2 system. This is allowing us to manage residues and growth successive crops with minimal inputs - all while driving soil health simultaneously. We will only get better results as we control deer browse and increase plant biomass below and above ground through this Spring NB planting and the following Carbon Load plantings.

Healthy soils = healthy food = healthy deer

Thanks for all the supporters!!

Albert

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Sent in from a good customer and friend - “we are so happy with carbon load. We cannot wait to get our Nitroboost planted”.

We cannot thank you all enough for the continued support and friendship. You all are the best!!

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’ve always loved to grow things. Of course being on a tractor is a blast but working on soil health in my garden, saving seeds, growing seeds passed down for generations is also a passion.

Today I started my first phase of transplanting. Tomatoes can be transplanted very deeply and it allows them to get a very strong root system.

These were started with our seed feed on the seed. Now they’ve been transplanted to their necks. Next place will be my garden or friends/families gardens. This is about 1/2 of my heirloom tomatoes I’ve got transplanted so far. I plan to put them into the actual garden in another few weeks.

Our love for soil health isn’t solely driven by wildlife - it’s also driven by our own passions to grow food for our families. They just happen to go hand in hand, very often.

Thanks for following along and the support!

-Al