The Holganix Blog https://www.holganix.com/blog Get the latest innovative news, tips and hints in the Green Industry from the Holganix Blog en-us Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:30:00 GMT 2022-12-08T15:30:00Z en-us Holganix Case Study: Boosting Sweet Potato Yield and Health https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-case-study-boosting-sweet-potato-yield-and-health <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-case-study-boosting-sweet-potato-yield-and-health" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/undefined-Oct-27-2021-08-15-45-05-PM.png" alt="Produce " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/undefined-Oct-27-2021-08-15-45-05-PM.png" alt="Yield"></span></p> <p><span>“The three big things I noticed about using <a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture">Holganix Bio 800</a></span><a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture"><span><sup>+ </sup></span></a><span><a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture">Agriculture</a> on vegetables was that it allowed me to reduce my fertilizer use, helped break down the organic matter, and reduced disease occurrence,” explains Dalton Fashik.</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span></span></p> <p><span>Dalton&nbsp;is the owner of Mighty Fine Farms LLC, a regenerative farm in Oklahoma that aims to rebuild soil organic matter and restore&nbsp;degraded&nbsp;soil biodiversity. “The result of these practices is carbon drawdown from the atmosphere into the soil and improve the&nbsp;water cycle.”</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span></span></p> <p><span>Mighty Fine Farms&nbsp;grows&nbsp;a little bit of everything,&nbsp;from vegetables to&nbsp;cover crops,&nbsp;to livestock,&nbsp;such as sheep and rabbits.&nbsp;According&nbsp;to Dalton, “You can think of Mighty Fine&nbsp;Farms as a kind of market garden or ministry to help small farmers learn about improving soil health through regenerative practices.”&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Dalton&nbsp;first started using&nbsp;Holganix&nbsp;Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture in the Spring of 2021, after researching new methods of introducing soil microbes to the farm. His goal was to use the product on his vegetables but to also study the results carefully via an experiment with his sweet potato crop. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;">Results on Sweet Potato&nbsp;</h2> <p><span>Dalton inoculated the soil at a rate of 2 tablespoons per gallon prior to planting. About six weeks into the season, he started to have some disease issues and the vegetative growth stopped. He applied Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture heavily to the soil at 8 ounces per gallon for two consecutive days. “Within a week, I had no more disease issues and really had no damage as it seemed to have repaired the disease wilt that had occurred,” explains Dalton. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>After the recovery, the crop “produced so&nbsp;heavily,&nbsp;vegetatively,&nbsp;that I had to prune a few days a week because the growth was explosive,” says Dalton. “The crop gave me bountiful&nbsp;weekly&nbsp;harvests of leafy greens for my livestock,&nbsp;as well as producing a harvest of sweet potatoes yielding over&nbsp;one&nbsp;pound per square foot.”</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span></span></p> <p><span>“I didn’t have a control group,” admits Dalton. “But I did recently look at a sweet potato experiment at a nearby University that implemented standard farming techniques and conventional fertilizer.” According to Dalton, “There was a significant difference in yield. By using Holganix Bio 800<sup>+ </sup>Agriculture,</span><span>&nbsp;we produced about 2-3 more sweet potatoes per square foot compared to the University-led experiment.”&nbsp;</span></p> <h2><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/undefined-Oct-27-2021-08-17-11-73-PM.png" alt="yield "></span></h2> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="font-size: 24px;">Results on&nbsp;Vegetable&nbsp;Gardens&nbsp;</h3> <p><span>Dalton also used Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture in his garden beds. He reported that “Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture really breaks down the organic matter.” Dalton implements a deep mulching method. “The soil microbes within Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture help speed up the process of breaking down the organic matter.” </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Aside from a breakdown in organic matter, “I also saw a reduction in fertilizer. For larger areas, Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture decreased the need for fertilizer but in the garden beds, I was able to eliminate fertilizer. I could just use Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture and still have thriving plants with a bountiful harvest.” </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>For his vegetable gardens, Dalton applied Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture at 8 ounces per gallon in three applications. The first was during soil prep where he inoculated the soil prior to planting, the second was via foliar application halfway through the growing stage and the third was applied during the fruiting stage. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4 style="font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: #000000;">Why Should Your Farm Use&nbsp;Holganix&nbsp;Bio 800<sup>+ </sup>Agriculture?&nbsp;</span></h4> <p><span>It all comes down to soil health and investing in the legacy of your family's farm. Holganix Bio 800<sup>+ </sup>Agriculture<sup> </sup></span><span>harnesses the power of over 800 species of soil microbes to increase yield, improve crop resilience against stress and boost soil health.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>At&nbsp;Holganix, we believe that by charging soil with diverse microbes, we help our farmers improve the health of their soil, and in turn, invest in the legacy of their farm for future generations.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Plus, farmers using&nbsp;Holganix&nbsp;Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture see a yield improvement in just one season!</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <ul> <li><span>Develop soil health&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Increase yield&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Faster establishment&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Boosts roots; contributing to soil organic matter&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Maximize uptake of nutrients, minerals, and water&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Improve plant resilience against stress from tillage, weather, fungicides, and other stressors</span></li> </ul> <br> <h5 style="font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: #0c5394;"><span style="color: #000000;">Dig Into the Data: University and Commercial Grower Trial&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></h5> <p><span>Over the years we have compiled data on several different crops, in different geographic zones, to deepen our understanding of how&nbsp;Holganix&nbsp;Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture can help farmers maximize crops. Click on the button below to access a sample from our 2017 - 2021 collection.</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;<br></span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=eca25ce6-5bee-4f05-9d43-4ce69e2768e7&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Download" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/eca25ce6-5bee-4f05-9d43-4ce69e2768e7.png"></a></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2Fholganix-case-study-boosting-sweet-potato-yield-and-health&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> holganix reviews agriculture Thu, 08 Dec 2022 15:30:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-case-study-boosting-sweet-potato-yield-and-health 2022-12-08T15:30:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek Designing Your 2023 Lawn Care Fertilizer Program https://www.holganix.com/blog/designing-your-2023-lawn-care-fertilizer-program <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/designing-your-2023-lawn-care-fertilizer-program" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/blog%20header-1.jpg" alt="Lawn care fertilizer program " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p><span style="color: #0c343d; font-weight: bold;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/blog%20header-1.jpg?width=770&amp;height=385&amp;name=blog%20header-1.jpg" alt="lawncare fertilizer program " width="770" height="385" style="width: 770px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; height: auto; max-width: 100%;"></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444;">It’s officially the end of 2022, have you done a thorough review of your lawn fertilizer program from this year? And have you sat down with your agronomic advisors to discuss what tactics and tools need to be tweaked in order to make your 2023 lawn fertilizer program even better?&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444; font-weight: normal;">In this blog, we strategize how to build your 2023 lawn fertilizer program. Start reading the blog or click on the bookmarked links below to skip to the tip you need most!&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <ol style="text-align: left;"> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"> <p style="line-height: 1.15;"><span style="color: #666666; font-weight: normal;"><a href="#Reviewing-your-2020-Agronomic-Results" style="color: #666666;"><span style="color: #0c5394;">Reviewing your 2022 agronomic results</span> – </a>questions to ask yourself to analyze your 2022 results.&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li style="line-height: 1;"> <p><span style="color: #444444; font-weight: normal;"><a href="#Fertilizer"><span style="color: #666666;"><span style="color: #0c5394;">Fertilizer</span></span></a><span style="color: #0c5394;">&nbsp;</span></span></p> </li> <li style="line-height: 1;"> <p><span style="color: #0c5394;"><a href="#weed-control" style="color: #0c5394;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Weed Control&nbsp;</span></a></span></p> </li> <li style="line-height: 1;"> <p><span style="color: #0c5394;"><a href="#soil-components" style="color: #0c5394;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Soil Components&nbsp;</span></a></span></p> </li> <li style="line-height: 1;"> <p><span style="color: #0c5394; font-weight: normal;">Seasonal Pressures&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li style="line-height: 1;"> <p><span style="color: #0c5394;"><a href="#application" style="color: #0c5394;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Application Methods&nbsp;</span></a></span></p> </li> <li style="line-height: 1;"> <p><span style="color: #0c5394;"><a href="#budget" style="color: #0c5394;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Budget&nbsp;</span></a></span></p> </li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"> <p style="line-height: 1;"><span style="color: #0c5394;"><a href="#schedule-time-with-your-holganix-expert" style="color: #0c5394;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">Schedule Time with Your&nbsp;Holganix&nbsp;Expert to Build Your Program</span></a></span></p> </li> </ol> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444;">Below, is a video that contains even more in-depth information than what is provided in the blog. If you are reading this blog via email, <a href="https://www.holganix.com/webinar-building-your-lawn-care-fertilizer-program" style="color: #444444;">click here</a>&nbsp;to access the video.&nbsp;</span></p> <div class="hs-embed-wrapper hs-fullwidth-embed" style="position: relative; overflow: hidden; width: 100%; height: auto; padding: 0px; min-width: 256px; display: block; margin: auto; text-align: left;"> <div class="hs-embed-content-wrapper"> <div style="position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 56.5%; margin: 0px;"> <iframe style="position: absolute; top: 0px; left: 0px; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/W6GrPf9yZjM?feature=oembed" width="200" height="113" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 20px; line-height: 1.25; text-align: left; font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva;"><span>Reviewing Your 2022 Agronomic Results</span><span> - Questions to Ask Yourself to Analyze Your 2022 Results</span>&nbsp;</span></h2> <a></a> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444;"><span>As you analyze</span><span> your 2022 agronomic program, there are a few questions to ask yourself to gauge what worked and what didn’t. And, when something didn’t work, to judge the cause of the problem. </span>&nbsp;</span></p> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li><span style="color: #444444;">Did you have an agronomic or a production/training-related challenge?&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li><span style="color: #444444;">As you look at the best and worst results from the previous years, distinguish if those results were route-specific or application specific. If they were route-specific, that may point to a training problem over an agronomic problem but could also mean that the homes on that route have poor soil (this is especially true for new subdivisions).&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="color: #444444;">Did a weather event affect results?&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="color: #444444;">Did a specific product&nbsp;hurt,&nbsp;or help&nbsp;results?&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="color: #444444;">Did you conduct soil tests?&nbsp;If&nbsp;so,&nbsp;what do those tests say about the soil and your current program?&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span style="color: #444444;">Consider&nbsp;that bad results can even be a result of a previous application.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li><span style="color: #444444;">Pull a cancel report from your sales CRM. Was there a specific route or time of year when cancels were higher than usual? This may point to an agronomic or training problem.&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><span style="color: #444444;"><span>For additional information on how to analyze your previous years’ results, watch the video from 3:00 – 25:00.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span><span style="color: #444444;"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="font-size: 20px; text-align: left; font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #000000; font-family: verdana, geneva;"><span>Fertilizer</span>&nbsp;</span></h3> <a></a> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>When looking at nutrients, plan out your total target for nutrient levels. This includes nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, and micronutrients. </span><span>Liquid fertilizers will allow you to tune up or tune down the pounds of&nbsp;</span><span>nutrients</span><span> you are applying to suit weather events, while granular fertilizer is less flexible. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>Regardless of the pounds</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>of a particular&nbsp;</span><span>nutrient</span><span>, make sure you</span><span>&nbsp;are&nbsp;</span><span>a</span><span>lso considering your&nbsp;</span><span>nutrient</span><span>&nbsp;sources.&nbsp;</span><span>For example, nitrogen isn’t just nitrogen. Depending on the source of nitrogen you are applying, you can expect a&nbsp;</span><span>different</span><span> agronomic result. Urea nitrogen is quick releasing and gives you a quick green-up. In contrast,</span><span> slow-release nitrogen like </span><a href="https://www.holganix.com/prebiotic-fertilizers"><span>Methylated Urea or Triazone</span></a><span>, will give you a slow, mid, and quick release, ultimately extending the green results for a longer period. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>For additional information on&nbsp;</span><span>fertilizer</span><span>, watch the video from&nbsp;</span><span>25:00 – 34:00</span><span>.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: left; font-weight: normal; font-size: 20px;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva;">Weed Control</span>&nbsp;</span></h3> <a></a> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>When it comes to controlling weeds, project the timing of that weed control by weeks or months, not by application round. This is because soil temperatures may drastically change from the start of an application round</span><span> to the end of a round, and as a result, you may need to tailor your weed control applications to provide the best agronomic result.&nbsp;</span><span>With current technology, liquid weed controls will always work better than granular controls. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>For additional information on&nbsp;</span><span>weed control</span><span>, watch the video from&nbsp;</span><span>34:00</span><span>&nbsp;– 41:</span><span>0</span><span>0</span><span>.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: left; font-weight: normal; font-size: 20px;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva;"><span>Soil Components</span>&nbsp;</span></h3> <a></a> <p style="text-align: left;"><span><a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/10-best-practices-to-prep-your-lawn-care-company-for-the-2021-season">Soil pH levels and&nbsp;Cation&nbsp;Exchange Capacity</a>&nbsp;</span><span>are two soil components to consider when you are building a program.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>Soil pH measures the acidity or alkalinity of the soil on a scale from 0 to 14. It’s an important chemical property because&nbsp;</span><span>it affects the availability of nutrients to the plant and the activity of soil microbes.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>There are practices cont</span><span>r</span><span>actors can&nbsp;</span><span>accidentally</span><span>&nbsp;do – such as adding&nbsp;</span><span>too</span><span>&nbsp;much fertilizer – that can affect the pH –&nbsp;</span><span>ultimately</span><span>,&nbsp;</span><span>creating</span><span>&nbsp;a downward spiral&nbsp;</span><span>that makes&nbsp;</span><span>the</span><span>&nbsp;soil less&nbsp;</span><span>efficient</span><span>&nbsp;and requires more and more fertilizer to correct. When soil pH&nbsp;</span><span>indicates</span><span>&nbsp;too much acidity,&nbsp;</span><span>then</span><span>&nbsp;you need to add lime and when soil pH is too alkaline,&nbsp;</span><span>then you</span><span>&nbsp;need to add sulfur. Soil microbes will also help bring y</span><span>our pH level&nbsp;into&nbsp;balance.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) is the</span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>ability of the soil to hold or store nutrients</span><span>&nbsp;for the plant. The higher the CEC, the greater the soil’s ability to store and feed the&nbsp;</span><span>plant</span><span>.&nbsp;</span><span>To increase CEC, adding a product with high microbial populations will stimulate the digestion of organic matter, increasing humus levels, and </span><span>thereby</span><span>&nbsp;increas</span><span>ing</span><span>&nbsp;CEC levels. To measure the CEC levels in your&nbsp;soils, look at using more advanced soil tests</span><span>.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>For additional information on soil components, watch the video from 41:00 – 46:00.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: verdana, geneva;"><span style="font-size: 20px;">Seasonal Pressures</span>&nbsp;</span></h3> <a></a> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>When building a fertilizer program, seasonal pressure is one that takes lawn care companies by surprise each year.&nbsp;</span><span>But</span><span>&nbsp;there are three&nbsp;</span><span>things</span><span>&nbsp;we can consider to be proactive.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li><span>Disease – When you face disease, don’t just consider what type of disease you are facing&nbsp;</span><span>also</span><span>, consider what caused that disease. Was it&nbsp;</span><span>caused by the weather</span><span>? An over-application of nitrogen? Or </span><span>something</span><span>&nbsp;else&nbsp;</span><span>entirely</span><span>?</span><span>&nbsp;We&nbsp;</span><span>want</span><span> to ensure we are treating the cause and the symptom of the disease. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Weeds – Which weed control are you using and when? Remember soil temperatures play a big role in weed germination.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Drought – Have an alternate drought plan in place so when the weather begins to look drought-lik</span><span>e</span><span>,</span><span>&nbsp;you and your team&nbsp;</span><span>are</span><span>&nbsp;already prepared.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>For additional information on&nbsp;</span><span>seasonal pressures</span><span>, watch the video from&nbsp;</span><span>46:00 – 49:00</span><span>.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: left; font-size: 20px;"><span>Application</span><span>&nbsp;</span></h3> <a></a> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>There are three things we can consider when it comes to&nbsp;</span><span>conducting</span><span>&nbsp;applications:</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li><span>Liquid vs</span><span>.</span><span>&nbsp;granular – Depending on the time of the year and the weather, you may want to use granular over liquid. But also consider that liquid fertilizers and weed controls provide greater flexibility to respond to weather events.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>What equipment are you using – For example, pulling a hose may provide a straighter line than using a spray</span><span>&nbsp;machine</span><span>&nbsp;but is more labor intensive and it</span><span>&nbsp;i</span><span>s possible that results may drop off later in the day as&nbsp;</span><span>technicians</span><span>&nbsp;tire.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li><span>What is your spray volume – Products like weed control and biological inputs like&nbsp;</span><a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-lawn"><span>Holganix</span><span>&nbsp;Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup></a><span>&nbsp;will often work better when applied at a higher spray volume.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>For additional information on applications, watch the video from 49:00 – 52:00.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 20px;">Budget</span><span>&nbsp;</span></h3> <a></a> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>Before you build your program, understand what your budget needs to be. And, when looking at the budget, consider two methods of measurement:</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <ul style="text-align: left;"> <li><span>What does your cost per 1,000 square feet need to be?</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>Your cost of goods (COGS) should be about 20-25% of your revenues. If you are&nbsp;</span><span>a&nbsp;</span><span>brand-new</span><span>&nbsp;company, you may have&nbsp;a higher&nbsp;COG</span><span>S</span><span>.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></li> </ul> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>Aside from inputs and labor&nbsp;</span><span>includes</span><span>&nbsp;another cost to consider is</span><span>&nbsp;the&nbsp;</span><span>cost-of-service</span><span>&nbsp;calls. Often, it’s cheaper for lawn care companies to pay for superior products and superior training than to pay for service calls later in the season.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>For additional information on budgeting, watch the video from 52:00 – 58:00.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-size: 20px;">Schedule Time&nbsp;with&nbsp;Your&nbsp;Holganix&nbsp;Expert</span><span>&nbsp;</span></h3> <a></a> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>Looking to sit down with your&nbsp;</span><span>Holganix</span><span> representative and build a program that works for your company and region? Be sure to schedule a&nbsp;</span><span>30-minute</span><span>&nbsp;call with your&nbsp;</span><span>Holganix</span><span>&nbsp;representative using the link below. We’ll work together to build a fertilizer program that suits your company’s needs.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span>Select&nbsp;</span><span>the</span><span>&nbsp;link below based on your geography to schedule a time to chat.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=5d735ea8-8f43-49d3-b092-b64863076fd4&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="East Cost Meeting" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/5d735ea8-8f43-49d3-b092-b64863076fd4.png"></a>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=331cb5b9-3327-41d0-ab70-94f89671c964&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Texas Meeting" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/331cb5b9-3327-41d0-ab70-94f89671c964.png"></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=47e9625d-a8e4-4302-b2e0-d97ac4311333&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="MidWest Meeting (AR, OK, KS, MO, CO)" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/47e9625d-a8e4-4302-b2e0-d97ac4311333.png"></a></span><span></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=ff2db5fc-e03d-4493-a744-45367f71c7ff&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="West Coast Meeting" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/ff2db5fc-e03d-4493-a744-45367f71c7ff.png"></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=2a00ac78-6b53-4d5c-8b0e-3b5fe2580bd7&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Other U.S. State or Canadian Territory" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/2a00ac78-6b53-4d5c-8b0e-3b5fe2580bd7.png"></a></span></p> <p style="text-align: left;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://calendly.com/holganixrob/webinar-follow-up-east-coast?utm_campaign=Grow%20Lawn%20Care%20Biz%202021&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9kciMmago2woB57ue5IrvHtTtv3mPOuZBo72jWe28fc-jkGgRtSTa7NRByNc_xQtgfuGo3" style="font-weight: bold;">&gt;&gt;EAST COAST MEETING</a><span style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://calendly.com/bmarr-1/webinar-follow-up-texas?utm_campaign=Grow%20Lawn%20Care%20Biz%202021&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9kciMmago2woB57ue5IrvHtTtv3mPOuZBo72jWe28fc-jkGgRtSTa7NRByNc_xQtgfuGo3" style="font-weight: bold;">&gt;&gt;TEXAS MEETING</a><span style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://calendly.com/cknapp-4/webinar-follow-up-midwest?utm_campaign=Grow%20Lawn%20Care%20Biz%202021&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9kciMmago2woB57ue5IrvHtTtv3mPOuZBo72jWe28fc-jkGgRtSTa7NRByNc_xQtgfuGo3" style="font-weight: bold;">&gt;&gt;MIDWEST MEETING (AR, KS, MO, OK, CO)</a><span style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://calendly.com/bmarr-1/webinar-follow-up?utm_campaign=Grow%20Lawn%20Care%20Biz%202021&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9kciMmago2woB57ue5IrvHtTtv3mPOuZBo72jWe28fc-jkGgRtSTa7NRByNc_xQtgfuGo3" style="font-weight: bold;">&gt;&gt;WEST COAST MEETING</a><span style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="https://calendly.com/holganixrob/webinar-follow-up-other?utm_campaign=Grow%20Lawn%20Care%20Biz%202021&amp;utm_source=hs_email&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9kciMmago2woB57ue5IrvHtTtv3mPOuZBo72jWe28fc-jkGgRtSTa7NRByNc_xQtgfuGo3" style="font-weight: bold;">&gt;&gt;OTHER STATE OR CANADA MEETING</a><span style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2Fdesigning-your-2023-lawn-care-fertilizer-program&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> lawn care Thu, 01 Dec 2022 15:15:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/designing-your-2023-lawn-care-fertilizer-program 2022-12-01T15:15:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek Holganix Greater Green Goal [Update] https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-greater-green-goal-update <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-greater-green-goal-update" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/Copy%20of%20WWW.hOLGANIX.COM.jpg" alt="greater green goal" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>This Thanksgiving, Holganix is especially grateful to the entire </span><span>Holganix</span><span> community for helping us make leaps and bounds against our greater greener goal to reduce the use of Nitrates, Phosphates, and Pesticides</span><span>. We couldn’t have done it without you! </span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Copy%20of%20WWW.hOLGANIX.COM.jpg?width=1024&amp;name=Copy%20of%20WWW.hOLGANIX.COM.jpg" width="1024" style="width: 1024px;" alt="Holganix goal"></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>This Thanksgiving, Holganix is especially grateful to the entire </span><span>Holganix</span><span> community for helping us make leaps and bounds against our greater greener goal to reduce the use of Nitrates, Phosphates, and Pesticides</span><span>. We couldn’t have done it without you! </span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5; font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #000000;">Our Origin Story</span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">In the summer, Holganix CEO Barrett Ersek would spend his weekends fishing for striped bass on the Chesapeake Bay. Each year there were more and more conversations about the effects fertilizers were having on the fish population and marine life in the Chesapeake. At the time, Barrett was running HappyLawn, a regional lawn care provider that serviced the area surrounding the Chesapeake Bay. Homeowners (HappyLawn’s customers) began to ask questions, <i>Was HappyLawn’s Service Chesapeake Bay Safe?&nbsp;</i></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">Those questions inspired Barrett to begin looking for answers. How could fertilizer users grow healthy plants, turf, and crops using fewer fertilizers and pesticides?&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">In 2010, Holganix LLC was born. Centered around our pioneering microbial product Bio 800<sup>+</sup>, Holganix harnesses the power of over 800 soil microbes to boost plant and soil health.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">For lawn care companies and golf courses, <a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-lawn">Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> </a>provides a solution to reduce the need for fertilizers and pesticides, without sacrificing agronomic results. For farmers, <a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture">Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Agriculture </a>increases fertilizer uptake by the plant, builds dense root systems, and ultimately increases crop yield, all while charging soils with the soil microbes they need to be productive.&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">Our mission is to <i>revolutionize the way</i> the world grows. To help us track that revolution, we created our <a href="https://www.holganix.com/sustainability" style="font-weight: normal;">Greater Green Goal</a><strong>.</strong> We pledge to <strong>eliminate 100 million pounds of nitrates, 25 million pounds of phosphates, and 100 million ounces of concentrated pesticides</strong> from entering the universe by Earth Day 2025.&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">Fertilizers are an integral part of how the green industry delivers results and feeds the world. By championing our Greater Green Goal we are seeking to deliver agronomic tools that allow fertilizer users to increase nutrient uptake and reduce their reliance on fertilizers.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5; font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #000000;">Greater Green Goal: Where are we now?&nbsp;</span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, Holganix products are used by over 1,000 lawn care companies, dozens of top-tier golf courses and professional sports arenas, and hundreds of thousands of farmland acres.</p> <p style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5;">To date, Holganix has eliminated 37,332,960 pounds of nitrates, 9,333,240 pounds of phosphates, and 34,999,650 ounces of concentrated pesticides.&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">“We are about 37% of the way to reaching our goal,” explains Barrett. “We have a journey to reach our goal, but we are bullish on our ability to achieve it.”&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/2-Apr-11-2022-03-03-27-33-PM.png?width=768&amp;name=2-Apr-11-2022-03-03-27-33-PM.png" alt="greater green goal" width="768" style="width: 768px;"></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.5;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-weight: normal;">How Does Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Reduce or Optimize Fertilizer and Pesticide Use?</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">Depending on the plant type, with each gallon of Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> used, we eliminate about 18 pounds of nitrates, 4 pounds of phosphates, and 17 ounces of concentrated pesticides.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> charges soils with microbes that help the plant:&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Grow stronger roots that can better mine for nutrients</li> <li>Increase nutrient availability by making nitrogen-fixing bacteria and phosphorus-solubilizing bacteria more readily available</li> <li>Building long-term soil health so that the soil can better capture and store nutrients - this is thanks to microbes that keep nutrients in the root zone longer, where plants can better access them</li> <li>Boosting plant resilience so that the plant can better handle stress caused by weather, disease, traffic, and more</li> </ol> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/how%20holganix%20works%20mini%20-1.jpg?width=2590&amp;name=how%20holganix%20works%20mini%20-1.jpg" alt="holganix ingredients" width="2590" style="width: 2590px;"></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5; font-weight: normal;"><span style="color: #000000;">Check out the Holganix Data</span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">We have dedicated our company to the understanding of soil science and have developed the Bio 800<sup>+</sup> product line to ensure your soil is everything healthy soils were designed to be, teeming with diverse life that promotes plant performance.&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="https://www.holganix.com/science">Holganix Research and Development Team </a>consists of scientists with over 97 years of experience in agriculture and agronomy. Our scientists also work with teams of scientific advisors and university researchers to validate and optimize Holganix technology.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">Holganix is field and lab tested for proven and reliable results in plant performance. <a href="https://www.holganix.com/turf-and-ornamental-data">University studies</a> have researched and validated Holganix's performance advantage. Holganix products have been <a href="https://www.holganix.com/holganix-case-studies">tested in the field</a> by farmers, top-tier PGA golf courses, professional sports fields, and some of the world’s largest lawn care companies.</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=41083707-c12e-458d-86bb-9c088c663a07&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Agriculture Data&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/41083707-c12e-458d-86bb-9c088c663a07.png"></a></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=0ee8a350-693d-45d7-a0fb-de411fa2721d&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Turf &amp; Ornamental Data" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/0ee8a350-693d-45d7-a0fb-de411fa2721d.png"></a></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2Fholganix-greater-green-goal-update&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> lawn care sports turf golf course agriculture Tue, 22 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-greater-green-goal-update 2022-11-22T15:00:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek 25 Reasons To Be Grateful For Soil: Why Soil Is Important? https://www.holganix.com/blog/25-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-soil-why-soil-is-important <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/25-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-soil-why-soil-is-important" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/25%20Reaons%20TO%20Be.jpg" alt="Soil Health" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.75;">This Thanksgiving Season, our team takes a few minutes to pause and reflect on why we are grateful for soils, and specifically why healthy soils are so crucial to our future - whether or not you are in the agriculture and turfgrass industries.</p> <p style="font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.75;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/25%20Reaons%20TO%20Be.jpg?width=750&amp;name=25%20Reaons%20TO%20Be.jpg" width="750" style="width: 750px;" alt="Soil Health"></p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.75;">This Thanksgiving Season, our team takes a few minutes to pause and reflect on why we are grateful for soils, and specifically why healthy soils are so crucial to our future - whether or not you are in the agriculture and turfgrass industries.</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.75;">Check out our SlideShare on the 25 Reasons To Be Grateful For Soil below. Or, skip the SlideShare and keep scrolling to skim through our bullets.</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">If you are reading this blog via email, <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/25-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-soil-why-soil-is-important">click here to view the SlideShare.&nbsp;</a></p> <div class="hs-responsive-embed-wrapper hs-responsive-embed" style="border: 1px solid #cccccc; width: 100%; height: auto; position: relative; overflow: hidden; padding: 0; min-width: 256px; margin: 0px auto; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"> <div class="hs-responsive-embed-inner-wrapper" style="position: relative; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; padding-bottom: 81.67%; margin: 0;"> <iframe class="hs-responsive-embed-iframe hs-fullwidth-embed" style="position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; border: none;" src="http://www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/N58L6pgu9iqm1v" width="600" height="490" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soil is the backbone of our food security. Without healthy soils, farmers wouldn’t be able to provide us with feed, fiber, food, and fuel.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Just like how a foundation for a home is critical, healthy soils act as a foundation for plants by supporting plant roots and keeping plants upright for growth.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soils act as a pantry for plants, storing and <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/the-6-essential-nutrients-for-healthy-plants">cycling essential nutrients</a> and minerals that plants need to grow.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soils store water for plants. In fact, according to the <a href="https://www.nrdc.org/experts/lara-bryant/organic-matter-can-improve-your-soils-water-holding-capacity">USDA</a>, “every 1% increase in organic matter results in as much as 25,000 gallons of available soil water per acre.” That’s a lot of water!<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soils maintain adequate aeration for plants, providing oxygen for microbes, insects and plant roots.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soils are habitats for <a href="https://www.holganix.com/agriculture-webinar">beneficial soil microbes</a>; these organisms are nature’s hidden helpers. They form synergistic relationships with plants to protect them from stress and provide them with nutrients, among other tasks. According to the USDA, “one teaspoon of healthy soil contains, 100 million-to-1 billion individual bacteria alone.”<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soils are homes for many other organisms like insects that lay and hatch eggs in the soil.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soils filter surface water of dust, chemicals, and other contaminants. This is why underground water is some of the cleanest sources of water. In fact, according to <a href="https://soils.org/files/science-policy/sssa-marketing-2013.pdf">Soils.Org</a>, “through natural processes, such as soil absorption, chemical filtration, and nutrient cycle, the Catskill Watershed provides New York City with clean water at a cost of $1-to-1.5 billion, much less than the $6-to-8 billion one-time cost of constructing a water filtration plant.”<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Healthy soils help protect the planet from climate change. According to <a href="https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/02/21/can-soil-help-combat-climate-change/">Columbia University’s Earth Institute</a>, “soils remove about 25 percent of the world’s fossil fuel emissions each year."<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Healthy soils provide farmers with better crop yields and protect plants from stress.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">When it comes to human health, almost all of the antibiotics we take to help fight infection were obtained by soil microbes.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Healthy soils protect the land from erosion.&nbsp;<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soil is a nonrenewable natural resource. According to the <a href="http://www.fao.org/sustainable-development-goals/news/detail-news/en/c/277113/">Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)</a>, it can take hundreds to thousands of years to form a centimeter of soil. But, that single centimeter of soil can be lost in a single year due to erosion.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/ag-and-food-statistics-charting-the-essentials/ag-and-food-sectors-and-the-economy/">11% of the total U.S. employment</a> works in the agricultural and food sectors - that’s 2.16 million full- and part-time people working on our soils each day.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soil is made up of 45% minerals, 25% water, 5% organic matter, and 25% air.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soil acts as a holding facility for solid waste.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soils help regulate the Earth’s temperature.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Healthy soils mitigate the impacts of extreme weather events.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Archeologists have determined that many sophisticated civilizations such as the Mayans and the Harappan, fell because they mismanaged their soils.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">According to <a href="https://soils.org/files/science-policy/sssa-marketing-2013.pdf">Soils.Org</a>, “about 70% of the weight of a textbook or glossy paged magazine is soil.”<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Putting clay soil on your face as a “mud mask” cleanses the skin’s pores.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">According to the <a href="https://www.worldfuturecouncil.org/why-is-soil-so-important/">World Future Council</a>, “soils help control weeds, plant pests, and disease.”<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">The best china dishes are made from soil.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soil is the foundation of our buildings, roads, houses, and schools. In fact, soil affects how buildings are made.<br><br></li> <li style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Soil holds Earth’s history, containing artifacts - from dinosaurs to ancient human civilizations - from our Earth’s past. There’s a lot of history stored in soils!</li> </ol> <br> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5;">Why Soil Health Matters at Holganix?&nbsp;</h2> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.75;">At Holganix we revolutionize the way the world grows by harnessing the power of soil microbes. In fact, our flagship product <a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture">Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Agriculture</a> contains over 800 species of beneficial soil microbes, that work to build soil and plant health <i>naturally. </i>Our products are used by farmers to increase crop yields and by landscapers and golf courses to reduce their need for fertilizer and pesticides. It’s official, SOIL MATTERS!</p> <br> <h3 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5;">What’s The Dirt on Soil Science?</h3> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.75;"><i>Digging into Soil Science 101: Beginners Guide to Understanding the Soil Food Web eBook</i></p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.75;">We know soils are important and we know why we should be grateful for healthy soils. But, how do soils work? And, what does healthy soil look like? Dig deeper into soil science by downloading our FREE eBook by Holganix Director of Soil and Plant Science, Dr. Robert Neidermyer.</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;">Download our eBook to explore:</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 30px;">1. How does the soil food web support healthy crops?</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 30px;">2. The power behind soil microbes and what they do to build resilient crops</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; padding-left: 30px;">3. Soil types and how to improve the health of your soil</p> <p style="font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5;"><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=2f0c3955-22a1-4228-b207-f2931e194ac9&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Download: Digging Into Soil Health EBook" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/2f0c3955-22a1-4228-b207-f2931e194ac9.png"></a></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2F25-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-soil-why-soil-is-important&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> lawn care sports turf golf course agriculture Thu, 17 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/25-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-soil-why-soil-is-important 2022-11-17T15:00:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek Eight Reasons To Be Grateful For Farmers https://www.holganix.com/blog/eight-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-farmers <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/eight-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-farmers" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/undefined-Mar-21-2022-07-46-20-13-PM.png" alt="agriculture " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/undefined-Mar-21-2022-07-46-20-13-PM.png?width=774&amp;name=undefined-Mar-21-2022-07-46-20-13-PM.png" width="774" style="width: 774px;" alt="farmer"></span></p> <p><span style="background-color: transparent;">U.S. President Thomas Jefferson once stated, "Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, and the most wedded to its liberty and interests, by the most lasting bonds." This week, in honor <span>of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, our team takes time to reflect on why we are grateful for farmers.&nbsp;</span></span><span style="background-color: transparent;"></span></p> <p><span>Check out our infographic for eight reasons to be grateful for farmers and keep scrolling for the full story.</span><span></span></p> <p><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Reasons%20to%20be%20grateful%20for%20farmers%20(1).jpg?width=650&amp;name=Reasons%20to%20be%20grateful%20for%20farmers%20(1).jpg" alt="Reasons to be grateful for farmers (1)" width="650" style="width: 650px; float: left;"></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: #444444;">Thank you for Proudly Serving Us Three Times A Day!</span></h2> <p><span style="color: #444444;">U.S. President Ronald Reagan <a href="https://www.reaganlibrary.gov/archives/speech/remarks-representatives-future-farmers-america-1">once stated</a>, "You, know, 'amazement' is the word for how most of the rest of the world views American agriculture. As recently as 1940, a single American farmer could feed 19 people per a year." Today, one American farmer <a href="https://www.fb.org/newsroom/fast-facts">feeds 166 people per year</a>. That's more than ever before!</span></p> <p><span style="color: #444444;"><span><span>Plus, where would our American classics be without the American farmer? Did you know that an acre of Kansas wheat produces enough bread to feed 9,000 people a day? Or that a single steer can produce about 720 hamburgers? Or that 60% of Idaho’s potatoes are processed into </span><span>french</span><span> fries and other fried favorites.</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #444444;"><span>Simply put, thank you farmers for serving us three times a day!&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: #444444;">Thank you for Strengthening our economy!</span></h3> <p><span>In 2018, agriculture and other related industries contributed <a href="https://www.fb.org/viewpoints/farmers-are-feeding-our-growing-economy">$1.05 trillion to the U.S. GDP</a>. That puts agriculture’s contribution to the overall economy at about 6%. According to <a href="https://www.fb.org/viewpoints/farmers-are-feeding-our-growing-economy">one study</a>, members of the food and agriculture industries, and their employees, pay about $900 million in taxes, helping to support their communities and our nation. </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Plus, agriculture employs about <a href="https://www.fbfs.com/learning-center/here-s-to-america-s-farmers-and-ranchers">25 million Americans.</a> That is approximately 17% of the U.S. workforce. </span></p> <p><span>Thank you for keeping our economy moving!</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h4 style="font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: #444444;">Thank you for Protecting our Environment!&nbsp;</span></h4> <p><span style="color: #444444;"><span><span>Did you know that about </span><a href="https://www.colorado.edu/ecenter/2021/03/04/carbon-sequestration-through-soil-health"><span>25% of emissions</span></a><span> have been captured by Earth’s forests, </span><span>farms,</span><span> and grasslands? American farmers are increasing their ability to capture </span><span>emissions</span><span> by improving the health of their </span><span>soils</span><span>.&nbsp;</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #444444;"><span><span>Practices such as cover crops, no-till farming, regenerative farming, and other soil health-promoting practices continue to gain in popularity. According to data from the Agricultural Resources Management Survey, 21% of American growers producing corn, cotton, soybeans, and wheat</span><span>&nbsp;use either no-till farming or strip-till farming every year. Additionally, 51% of growers used one of these practices at least once over a 4-year period.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #444444;"><span><span>In addition to helping capture emissions, farmers also protect our wildlife. Did you know </span><span>2020 </span><span>was the 16</span></span><sup><span><span>th</span></span></sup><span><span> consecutive year that North Dakota ranked first in the U.S. for honey production? <a href="https://www.nd.gov/ndda/plant-industries/apiary-honey-bees">This state has almost</a> 500,000 bee colonies, which produced 38.6 million pounds of honey valued at over $61 million. Plus, in Wyoming, farmers and ranchers provide winter habitats for 75% of the state’s wildlife.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color: #444444;"><span><span> Thank you for being good stewards of the land!&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color: #444444;"><span><span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h5 style="font-size: 24px;"><span style="color: #444444;">How Holganix Servers Farmers?</span></h5> <p><span>At Holganix, we believe that by charging soil with diverse microbes, we help our farmers improve the health of their soil, investing in the legacy of their farm for future generations.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture"><span>Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+ </span></sup></a><span><a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture">Agriculture</a> harnesses the power of over 800 species of soil microbes to reduce the need for fertilizer, increase yield, improve crop resilience against stress, and boost soil health.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Plus, farmers using Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Agriculture see a yield improvement in just one season!</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Learn more about using Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Agriculture on your farm by clicking the link below.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=4f5ea73e-1603-4510-8ea3-33e2d579a3a3&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Agriculture Data&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/4f5ea73e-1603-4510-8ea3-33e2d579a3a3.png"></a></span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=d44a5ccc-8cca-474d-b50f-3dc77d66c419&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Holganix Case Studies" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/d44a5ccc-8cca-474d-b50f-3dc77d66c419.png"></a></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2Feight-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-farmers&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> agriculture Thu, 10 Nov 2022 15:00:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/eight-reasons-to-be-grateful-for-farmers 2022-11-10T15:00:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek Nine New Webinar Workshops Launched https://www.holganix.com/blog/9-new-webinar-workshops-launched <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/9-new-webinar-workshops-launched" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20%2833%29.jpg" alt="winter webinars " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="line-height: 1.75;">Are you ready to learn something new? We just launched nine new webinar workshops, debuting over the winter, <span><span>across multiple industries. Each workshop is approximately 35-45 minutes long and is designed to provide bite-sized, yet tangible take-home action items.&nbsp;</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(33).jpg?width=752&amp;height=376&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(33).jpg" alt="winter webinars " width="752" height="376" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 752px;"></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;">Are you ready to learn something new? We just launched nine new webinar workshops, debuting over the winter, <span><span>across multiple industries. Each workshop is approximately 35-45 minutes long and is designed to provide bite-sized, yet tangible take-home action items.&nbsp;</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Check out our list of workshops and click the link to learn more about a particular upcoming webinar.&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#building-fertilizer-program"><span>Building Your Lawn Care Fertilizer Program</span></a></li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#farmer-dealer"><span>Becoming a Farmer Dealer&nbsp;</span></a></li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#selling-lawncare"><span>Selling Your Lawn Care Company? 7 Things You Need to Know&nbsp;</span></a></li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#crops"><span>Let's Talk Crops: Interview with Holganix Customers&nbsp;</span></a></li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#turf"><span><span>Fertilizer Costs High? Improve Fertilizer Efficiency When Managing Turf</span>&nbsp;</span></a></li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#farm"><span><span>Fertilizer Costs High? Improve Fertilizer Efficiency On The Farm</span>&nbsp;</span></a></li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#soil-microbes"><span><span>Digging into Soil Health: The Role of Soil Microbes</span>&nbsp;</span></a></li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#tree-shrub"><span><span>Adding Tree and Shrub Plant Health Care Applications to Your Business</span>&nbsp;</span></a></li> <li style="line-height: 1.75;"><a href="#reducing-fertilizer"><span><span>Reducing Fertilizer Costs Starts with Your Soil: Round Table Discussion</span></span></a></li> </ol> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;">&nbsp;</h2> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Building Your Lawn Care Fertilizer Program</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></h2> <p><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(22).jpg?width=3072&amp;height=1536&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(22).jpg" alt="lawn care program" width="3072" height="1536" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 3072px;"></span></p> <p><strong>December 13 @ 2:00 PM Eastern&nbsp;</strong><br><span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Agronomic programs fluctuate throughout the year based on weather. Regardless of Mother Nature’s whims, it’s important to strategize what your ideal agronomic program looks like to ensure another successful season.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Attend our workshop to strategize on how to improve your fertilizer program; maximizing agronomic performance without breaking the bank. This webinar is designed for lawn and landscape professionals and is not designed for homeowners.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>This webinar is hosted by Holganix National Sales Manager, Rob McCoy.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=1f87d53b-8401-4db9-9d5a-393e718ab1e6&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: Building Your Lawn Care Program&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/1f87d53b-8401-4db9-9d5a-393e718ab1e6.png"></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Becoming a Farmer Dealer&nbsp;</span></span></h2> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(23).jpg?width=3072&amp;height=1536&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(23).jpg" alt="farmer " width="3072" height="1536" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 3072px;"></span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.75;">December 14 @ 2:00 PM Eastern&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.75;">January 12 @ 2:00 PM Eastern&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.75;">February 9 @ 2:00 PM Eastern&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><i><span>Looking to earn more money for your farm? </span></i><span>Holganix is searching for entrepreneurial farmers in select markets to join our farmer dealer network.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Why consider becoming a farmer dealer? You can earn a minimum of $56,000 of additional revenue for your farm,</span><strong><span> PLUS</span></strong><span>&nbsp;you will be representing a microbial technology that's proven to provide a 2-10x return on your investment in just one season.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>The Farmer Dealer webinars will be hosted by Holganix CEO &amp; Founder, Barrett Ersek.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=3ecf0129-5fb0-4a84-9a70-795f4b714d5d&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: December 14 @ 2:00 Eastern&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/3ecf0129-5fb0-4a84-9a70-795f4b714d5d.png"></a></span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=c6e6243a-f5f4-4e46-9e79-b3235699b3ac&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: January 12 @ 2:00 Eastern&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/c6e6243a-f5f4-4e46-9e79-b3235699b3ac.png"></a></span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=290251f3-fd09-4fcd-b0e4-499c86888fd2&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: February 9 @ 2:00 Eastern&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/290251f3-fd09-4fcd-b0e4-499c86888fd2.png"></a></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Selling your Lawn Care Company? 7 things you need to know</span></span></h2> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(26).jpg?width=3072&amp;height=1536&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(26).jpg" alt="selling lawn care" width="3072" height="1536" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 3072px;"></span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;">December 15 @ 2:00 PM Eastern&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Are you considering selling your lawn and landscape company? Are you just curious about the steps involved in selling your company, including setting a valuation?</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Attend our upcoming webinar featuring Holganix CEO &amp; Founder, Barrett Ersek, and Holganix National Sales Manager, Rob McCoy, to learn more. Between Barrett and Rob, they have sold or purchased 10 lawn care companies and consulted with dozens of others.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=3a076da9-8576-4f82-9ff5-7ac72f1c97ed&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: Selling your Lawn Care Company?&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/3a076da9-8576-4f82-9ff5-7ac72f1c97ed.png"></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Let's Talk Crops: Interview With Holganix Customers&nbsp;</span></span></h2> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(28).jpg?width=3072&amp;height=1536&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(28).jpg" alt="crops" width="3072" height="1536" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 3072px;"></span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span>January 17 @ 2:00 PM Eastern&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Interested in using Holganix products but want to hear from actual Holganix users first? We get it! That is why we've put together a round table discussion, featuring three Holganix customers from different geographies. These customers are growing corn and soybeans. This will be an open Q&amp;A session, so come armed with questions and be ready for our customer's candid responses.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>This webinar will be hosted by Holganix CEO &amp; Founder, Barrett Ersek, and will feature three farmers. We'll update this synopsis with additional information about those farmers as we draw closer.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=89a5b497-3e47-4e62-81ce-deaa5c9a6261&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: Let’s Talk Crops" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/89a5b497-3e47-4e62-81ce-deaa5c9a6261.png"></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Fertilizer Costs High? Improve Fertilizer Efficiency when Managing Turf</span></span></h2> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(29).jpg?width=3072&amp;height=1536&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(29).jpg" alt="fertilizer efficiency" width="3072" height="1536" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 3072px;"></span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span>January 19 @ 2:00 PM Eastern&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Fertilizer costs are skyrocketing! How can you increase fertilizer efficiency? How can you reduce the need for fertilizer when managing turf (either residential lawns, corporate campuses, or golf courses)?</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> has been tested in over 28 university studies, showing the effects this product has on fertilizer reduction.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>In this webinar, Holganix National Sales Manager, Rob McCoy, dives into the studies on fertilizer reduction and discusses how soil microbes can increase fertilizer efficiency.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=8e08ea85-d128-4a23-833a-a32ff3baf146&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: Improving Fertilizer Efficiency" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/8e08ea85-d128-4a23-833a-a32ff3baf146.png"></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Digging into the soil health: The Role of Soil Microbes </span></span></h2> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(30).jpg?width=3072&amp;height=1536&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(30).jpg" alt="Soil microbes " width="3072" height="1536" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 3072px;"></span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span>January 25 @ 11:00 AM Eastern</span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span><span>In Partnership with </span><em>Progressive Farmer&nbsp;</em></span></p> <p><span>It’s no secret that soil health is important! And for those looking to maximize the health of your soil, leveraging soil microbes to improve soil health and yield is the key. Healthy soils can affect a number of results from crop yield, to disease suppression, nutrient availability, and more.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>In this webinar, Holganix President of Agriculture, Dave Stark Ph.D., will discuss soil microbe types and what each type does to affect the root zone, how soil microbes improve fertilizer efficiency, how soil health can lead to improved profit per acre for the farm, and data from university and Holganix studies on incorporating soil health practices.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=7acd213a-2e67-485a-b68a-fbe95be9aac2&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: Digging into Soil Health: The Role of Soil Microbes" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/7acd213a-2e67-485a-b68a-fbe95be9aac2.png"></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Adding tree and Shrub Plant Health Care Application to your Business&nbsp;</span></span></h2> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/tree%20and%20shrub%20applications.png?width=1024&amp;height=512&amp;name=tree%20and%20shrub%20applications.png" alt="tree and shrub applications" width="1024" height="512" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 1024px;"></span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span>January 25 @ 2:00 PM Eastern</span></p> <p><span>Did you know that you could expect 10 to 30% of your current customers to sign up for tree and shrub applications? Not to mention the fact that adding an additional revenue source to current customers means boosting profit margin. It's like newfound money!</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>In this webinar, we discuss how to price out applications, what products to use, and how to market tree and shrub services to your current customers.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>This webinar will be hosted by Holganix National Sales Manager, Rob McCoy.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=26fe9d56-9d0c-49ff-985d-882b4fe480a8&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: Adding Tree and Shrub Plant Health Care Applications" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/26fe9d56-9d0c-49ff-985d-882b4fe480a8.png"></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Reducing Fertilizer Costs Starts with your soil: Round Table Discussion </span></span><span><span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/No%20Till%20Farmer.png?width=1024&amp;height=512&amp;name=No%20Till%20Farmer.png" alt="No Till Farmer" width="1024" height="512" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 1024px;"></span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span>February 9 @ 11:00 AM Eastern</span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span><span>In Partnership with </span><em>No-Till Farmer&nbsp;</em></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Did you know that over 50% of fertilizer that is applied is lost? However, farmers can improve fertilizer efficiency by leveraging the power of soil microbes.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>In this round table discussion, Holganix President of Agriculture, Dave Stark Ph.D., sits down with regenerative ag consultants, Nick Vos and John Weseman, on how they have improved fertilizer efficiency while improving crop yield. This will be an open round table and questions from the audience are encouraged.</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=7dd79a4a-a392-43ec-9615-81045c9a06eb&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: Reducing Fertilizer Costs Starts with Your Soil" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/7dd79a4a-a392-43ec-9615-81045c9a06eb.png"></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;">&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><span>Fertilizer Costs High? Improve Fertilizer Efficiency On the farm&nbsp;</span></span></h2> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Acres-1.png?width=1024&amp;height=512&amp;name=Acres-1.png" alt="Acres-1" width="1024" height="512" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 1024px;"></span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-weight: bold;"><span>February 23 @ 12:00 PM Eastern</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-weight: bold;"><span><span>In Partnership with </span><span><em>Acres USA</em></span><em>&nbsp;</em></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>Did you know that over 50% of fertilizer that is applied is lost? Many farmers are producing more, while using less fertilizer by leveraging soil microbes to increase fertilizer efficiency, allowing more fertilizer to go to the crop and reducing waste.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span>In this webinar, Holganix President of Agriculture, Dave Stark Ph.D., will discuss how microbes increase nutrient uptake, the role of soil microbes in soil health, and data from university and Holganix studies on how soil microbes improve fertilizer efficiency in agricultural crops.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=7d4e0e0b-fb87-4362-a054-d16f9fcd2203&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt=">>Register: Improving Fertilizer Efficiency On the Farm&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/7d4e0e0b-fb87-4362-a054-d16f9fcd2203.png"></a></span><span></span><span></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2F9-new-webinar-workshops-launched&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> lawn care golf course agriculture farmers Thu, 03 Nov 2022 15:46:48 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/9-new-webinar-workshops-launched 2022-11-03T15:46:48Z Kaitlyn Ersek 7 Spooktacular Soil Microbes https://www.holganix.com/blog/7-spooktacular-soil-microbes <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/7-spooktacular-soil-microbes" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/Copy%20of%20WWW.hOLGANIX.COM%20%288%29-1.png" alt="soil microbes" class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Copy%20of%20WWW.hOLGANIX.COM%20(8)-1.png?width=1024&amp;name=Copy%20of%20WWW.hOLGANIX.COM%20(8)-1.png" alt="soil microbes" width="1024" style="width: 1024px;"></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Our blog subscribers already know that we have a passion for soil microbes. We’ve spent dozens if not hundreds of blog articles talking about how leveraging the right consortium of beneficial soil microbes can lead to big agronomic payoffs - whether you are a <a href="https://www.holganix.com/lawn-and-landscape">lawn care company owner </a>looking to reduce the use of your fertilizer, a <a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture">farmer</a> looking for a higher ROI on their crops, or a <a href="https://www.holganix.com/golf-courses-and-sports-fields">golf course superintendent</a> looking to increase playability - soil microbes hold the key.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, in honor of Halloween, we decided to mix things up. Instead of talking about all the beneficial soil microbes, today we are going to talk about 7 spooky soil microbes. The kind that causes big agronomic damage, and keeps green industry professionals like yourselves up at night.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">And before you ask, no these microbes aren’t in any Holganix products. ;)</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">1. Predatory Nematodes</span></h2> <br> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A vampire of the soil microbe world, predatory nematodes feast on plant roots, causing stunted growth and yield loss. In addition, punctures from predatory nematodes can allow diseases to enter the roots, furthering plant health problems.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A deadly predator, nematodes are estimated to cause $80 billion in crop yield loss a year. If that doesn’t make you quake in your boots - I don’t know what will.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">When predatory nematodes run rampant, farmers and turf professionals are forced to use harsh, expensive nematicides to literally fumigate the soils or sacrifice their crop to the infestation.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">But not all nematodes are evil. About half of the nematode species are beneficial or benign.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Treating nematodes without the harsh, expensive fumigates? Holganix has a technology currently under development that has shown promise with nematode reduction by up to 80% on certain species both in the lab and in the field.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/preliminary-results-from-studies-on-pathogenic-nematodes-show-big-promise"><span style="font-weight: 400;">&gt;&gt;Learn more about our nematode data here</span></a></p> <h3 style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</h3> <h3 style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">2. Phytophthora</span></h3> <br> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Phytophthora literally means </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Plant Destroyer</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> in Greek. This bad guy was the infective agent of the potato blight that caused the Irish Potato Famine in 1845. It’s unclear how many people died from the famine, although the number is well into the millions.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Today, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Plant Destroyer</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is still the most destructive pathogen of certain crop types including potato, tomato, and many ornamental species.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Difficult to treat chemically, most farmers rely on plant resistant varieties in order to combat Phytophthora.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h3 style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">3. Photorhabus Luminescens</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></h3> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">While the </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Photorhabus Luminescens </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">doesn’t target plants, it deserves a spot of honor on this spooky microbe list.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A nematode sidekick, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">photorhabdus luminescens</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> glows neon green and lives in the gut of </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Entomopathogenic nematodes</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">. When a nematode infects an insect, this microbe is released, killing the insect and converting it into nutrients so the nematode can reproduce. When the nematode and </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">photorhabdus luminescens</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> are finished with their prey, new nematodes burst from their victim to hunt down additional insects.&nbsp;</span></p> <h5 style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</h5> <h5 style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 24px; font-weight: normal;">4. Bacillus Anthracis</span></h5> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">This deadly microbe causes anthrax poisoning in animals and humans. The disease can be deadly - causing skin, lung and bowel disease. <i>Bacillus Anthracis</i></span><span style="font-weight: 400;">&nbsp;is so deadly, it has been harnessed as a biological weapon by several countries.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">A survivor, </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bacillus Anthracis </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">is highly resilient and capable of surviving harsh chemical treatments and temperature extremes.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h6 style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400; font-size: 24px;">5. Fusarium</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></h6> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fusarium packs a big economic punch - causing damages in food and ornamental crops. Fusarium species can cause well known (and well feared) diseases such as Fusarium Stem Canker, Fusarium Solani (root rot), and Fusarium Oxysporum (Wilt).&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Not only does it attack crops, but it produces mycotoxins that can be harmful to people and animals. In fact, it has been used as a biological weapon commonly dubbed “Yellow Rain”.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">But, not all fusarium are evil. Many species are perfectly harmless.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">They are often difficult to control because of their ability to survive in the soil for long periods of time even without a host. To battle, this fiend, take note of symptoms characteristic of early-stage disease and harness biological or chemical practices when you see an infection start to take root. Cultural practices like crop rotation can also help minimize its effect.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h6 style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-size: 24px;">6. Myxococcus Xanthus</span>&nbsp;</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"></span></h6> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Myxococcus Xanthus</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> travel in swarms known as a “wolf pack”. They hunt other microbes, swarming over the microbes and consuming everything its path. They paralyze the unlikely victim and slurp it up.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">While not pathogenic in nature - </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Myxococcus Xanthus </span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;">and their wolf pack-like hunting policy is spooky enough for our list!&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h6 style="line-height: 1.5;"><br><span style="background-color: transparent; font-size: 24px;">7. Agrobacterium Tumefaciens</span></h6> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">The Frankenstein of the microbe world -</span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Agrobacterium Tumefaciens</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> is a plant pathogenic bacterium that is known as </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">Nature's Genetic Engineer. Agrobacterium Tumefaciens</span></i><span style="font-weight: 400;"> inserts its T-DNA into the host plant causing the plant to create tumors. Ultimately the infection creates what is known as Crown Gall Disease.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Specifically, this bacteria targets dicots such as tomatoes, roses, and walnuts.</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h6 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Microbial Super Heroes</span></h6> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Are one of these spooktacular microbes keeping you up at night? Beneficial soil microbes are nature’s superheroes that naturally combat villains like those listed above. Harnessing the power of beneficial soil microbes improves soil health which promotes healthier, stronger plants that are more tolerant against stressors like disease.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/social-suggested-images/www.holganix.comhs-fshubfshow%20holganix%20works%20mini%20-1.jpg?width=600&amp;name=www.holganix.comhs-fshubfshow%20holganix%20works%20mini%20-1.jpg" alt="www.holganix.comhs-fshubfshow holganix works mini -1" width="600" style="width: 600px;"> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="https://www.holganix.com/active-biology">Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup></a> contains over 800 species of beneficial soil microbes. Whether you are a lawn care company owner looking to reduce the use of your fertilizer, a farmer looking for a higher ROI on their crops, or a golf course superintendent looking to increase playability - Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> is the key.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=ed5cc3f1-03d6-4e84-b376-84059b77dc4a&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Download The Holganix Bio 800+ Ingredient List" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/ed5cc3f1-03d6-4e84-b376-84059b77dc4a.png"></a></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=1ee26a38-3f5c-4929-a88b-fe4acb5495ec&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Explore The Science Behind Holganix Bio 800+" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/1ee26a38-3f5c-4929-a88b-fe4acb5495ec.png"></a></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2F7-spooktacular-soil-microbes&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> lawn care farmer Thu, 27 Oct 2022 10:00:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/7-spooktacular-soil-microbes 2022-10-27T10:00:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek Enhanced Plant health and Abundant Harvest at Beam Berry Patch https://www.holganix.com/blog/enhanced-plant-health-and-abundant-harvest-at-beam-berry-patch <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/enhanced-plant-health-and-abundant-harvest-at-beam-berry-patch" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20%2821%29.jpg" alt="blackberries " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p>Located <span><span>in </span><span>Western </span><span>North Carolina</span><span>,</span><span><a href="https://sealtheseasons.com/pages/beam-berry-patch-1"> Beam</a> Berry Patch is a family-owned and operated commercial blackberry farm. The farm grows 18 acres of blackberries and 10 acres of trees. </span><span>With over 15+ years of experience </span><span>working for a fruit company,</span><span>Josh Beam, the owner of Beam Berry Patch, started growing blackberries </span><span>on his farm </span><span>in</span><span> 2015.</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(21).jpg?width=3072&amp;height=1536&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(21).jpg" alt="berries " width="3072" height="1536" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 3072px;"></p> <p>Located <span><span>in </span><span>Western </span><span>North Carolina</span><span>,</span><span><a href="https://sealtheseasons.com/pages/beam-berry-patch-1"> Beam</a> Berry Patch is a family-owned and operated commercial blackberry farm. The farm grows 18 acres of blackberries and 10 acres of trees. </span><span>With over 15+ years of experience </span><span>working for a fruit company,</span><span> </span><span>Josh Beam, the owner of Beam Berry Patch, started growing blackberries </span><span>on his farm </span><span>in</span><span> 2015.</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><span>Josh is </span><span>always looking for </span><span>ways to help his plants thrive,</span><span> and he came across </span><span>Bio 800</span></span><sup><span><span>+</span></span></sup><span><span> T</span><span>ree and Shrub on a </span><span><a href="https://www.rfdtv.com/agriculture-shows/corn-warriors">Corn Warriors program on RFD-TV</a>.</span><span> In his effort to </span><span>build</span><span> soil health, biological products like the </span><span>Bio 800</span></span><sup><span><span>+</span></span></sup><span><span> Tree and Shrub </span><span>were</span><span> a good fit. </span><span>According to </span><span>Josh</span><span>, “I am very pleased wi</span><span>th the results I have seen</span><span> on my blackberries</span><span>.”&nbsp;</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><span>After conducting a side-by-side comparison, Josh reports that his Holganix Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Tree &amp; Shrub treated berries were “21% heavier and had an 11% higher brix index”. He also reports seeing fewer instances of disease, among other benefits.</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><span>In our interview with Josh, we explore the following topics numbered below. Click the link to skip to the topic of your choice or continue scrolling to read the full interview:</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> <li><span>Experimental trial with Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Tree and Shrub?&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>What results have you seen with Bio 800+ Tree and Shrub?&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>How does Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Tree and Shrub work?&nbsp;</span></li> </ol> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;">&nbsp;</h2> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span>Experimental Trial with Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Tree and Shrub&nbsp;</span></h2> <p><span><span>The experiment Joshran included three variables on blackberries: (1) 1.5 gallons per acre rate of Bio 800</span></span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span><span> Tree and Shrub (full rate), (2) 0.75 gallons per acre rate of Bio 800</span><sup><span>+ </span></sup><span>Tree and Shrub (half-rate), and (3) control.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span>Capture 1: Blackberries - Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Tree and Shrub Treated versus Control&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/undefined-Oct-18-2022-06-29-16-74-PM.jpeg" alt="blackberries "></span><span></span></span></p> <p style="font-size: 14px;"><em><span style="font-weight: bold;">Credits: </span><span>The pictures shown above were taken by the grower on August 10, 2022. </span>&nbsp;</em></p> <p style="font-size: 16px;"><span>In April, the blackberries shown in the top picture were treated with 1.5 gallons per acre of Bio 800</span><sup><span>+ </span></sup><span>Tree and Shrub through drip irrigation, followed by 1 gallon per acre applications in May, June, and July. The berries shown in the middle picture were treated with 0.75 gallons per acre of Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Tree and Shrub through drip irrigation. This was followed by 0.5 gallons per acre applications in May, June, and July.&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</p> <p style="font-size: 16px;">&nbsp;</p> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span>What Results Have You Seen with Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Tree and Shrub?</span></h2> <p><span><span>According to Josh, “</span><span>the blackberry bushes treated with the Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Tree and Shrub look much healthier in comparison to the control.” In addition, Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> treated bushes have fewer leaf issues and less disease pressure. Another noticeable difference that the grower saw between the treated and the untreated&nbsp;blackberries includes the amount of fruit harvested. “This is our first year using Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> and we have noticed an increase in yield. Needless to say, the Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> treated blackberry bushes produced more bountiful fruits than the control,” explains Josh. </span><span>Over the course of 4 pickings, a week apart, the Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Tree and Shrub treated berries were 21% heavier and had 11% higher Brix.</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-weight: bold;"><span>Capture 2: Blackberries - Bio 800</span><sup><span>+ </span></sup><span>Tree and Shrub Treated versus Control</span>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/undefined-Oct-18-2022-06-34-03-82-PM.jpeg" alt="berry shrubs "></span><span></span></span></p> <p style="font-size: 14px;"><em><span style="font-weight: bold;">Credits:</span><span> The pictures shown above were taken by the grower on August 10, 2022.</span>&nbsp;</em></p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span>&nbsp;</span></h2> <a></a> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span>How does Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Tree and Shrub Work?</span></h2> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Holganix%20Bio%20800%20Flyer-1.jpg?width=1700&amp;height=699&amp;name=Holganix%20Bio%20800%20Flyer-1.jpg" alt="Bio 800 Tree and Shrub " width="1700" height="699" style="height: auto; max-width: 100%; width: 1700px;"></span></h2> <p><span>“Most problems facing your plants begin with poor soil, void of the life found in a natural forest environment,” states Dr. Robert Neidermyer, Holganix Direct of Plant and Soil Science.</span></p> <p><span><span>“Healthy soils are teeming with beneficial soil microbes that naturally fortify plant strength from stress caused by disease, insects, and drought. Healthy soils also hold water and nutrients longer than poor soils and are porous, allowing plant roots to develop.”</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><span>Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Tree &amp; Shrub is focused on building soil health by harnessing the power of over 800 species of soil microbes. Ultimately, using Bio 800</span><sup><span>+</span></sup><span> Tree &amp; Shrub will build stronger plants, develop root architecture, maximize plant color, and offset the need for large amounts of fertilizers and pesticides.</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px;"><span>Dig in Deeper: Results with Bio 800<sup>+</sup> </span></h2> <p><span>“If you have healthy soil, you have healthy plants,” explains grower Mark Ringenberg of Ringenberg Nursery. Check out this case study on larger and healthier yield at Ringenberg Nursery here:</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=ddc96d05-4ed4-4c9b-8ee0-3e036335566d&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Larger &amp; Healthier Yield At Ringenberg Nursery" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/ddc96d05-4ed4-4c9b-8ee0-3e036335566d.png"></a></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span><span>Looking to learn more? Over the years we have compiled data on several different crops, in different geographic zones, to deepen our understanding of how Bio 800</span><sup><span>+ </span></sup><span>can help farmers maximize crops. Click the button below to access a sample from our 2017 - 2022 collection.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=4f5ea73e-1603-4510-8ea3-33e2d579a3a3&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Agriculture Data&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/4f5ea73e-1603-4510-8ea3-33e2d579a3a3.png"></a></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2Fenhanced-plant-health-and-abundant-harvest-at-beam-berry-patch&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Holganix tree and shrub case studies holganix agriculture trees and shrubs Holganix Bio 800 Thu, 20 Oct 2022 14:15:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/enhanced-plant-health-and-abundant-harvest-at-beam-berry-patch 2022-10-20T14:15:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek Holganix Receives U.S. Patent for Microbial Bionematicide Technology https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-receives-u.s.-patent-for-microbial-bionematicide-technology <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-receives-u.s.-patent-for-microbial-bionematicide-technology" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20%2820%29.jpg" alt="microbial bionematicide " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Holganix was granted a patent for microbial bionematicide technology that is environmentally friendly and shown to reduce plant parasitic nematodes by over 75% in preliminary studies.</span>&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.75;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/Blog%20headers%20%232%20(20).jpg?width=3072&amp;name=Blog%20headers%20%232%20(20).jpg" alt="nematodes " width="3072" style="width: 3072px;"></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="font-weight: bold;">Holganix was granted a patent for microbial bionematicide technology that is environmentally friendly and shown to reduce plant parasitic nematodes by over 75% in preliminary studies.</span>&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>Holganix</span><span> is an agricultural biotechnology company that develops microbial products used by farmers to increase yields, boost soil health, and reduce fertilizer requirements. Today, </span><span>Holganix</span><span> announced it has been granted a </span><a href="https://www.patentguru.com/assignee/holganix-llc"><span>US patent (US 11,447,427 B2) </span></a><span>for a new microbial bionematicide technology.&nbsp;</span></span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>While studies are still ongoing, <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/preliminary-results-from-studies-on-pathogenic-nematodes-show-big-promise">preliminary results </a>have shown a 75% reduction in plant parasitic nematodes in a lab setting and an 80% reduction in a field setting.</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>The new bionematicide harnesses the power of soil microbes to reduce plant parasitic nematodes, including soybean cyst, corn lesion, tomato root-knot, lance, and sting nematodes. The technology utilizes three modes of action:&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;</span></p> <ol> <li><span>It affects the migration of nematodes to the roots&nbsp;</span></li> <li><span>It inhibits eggs from hatching</span></li> <li><span>It targets plant parasitic nematodes&nbsp;</span></li> </ol> <p style="font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.5;">The new <span>bionematicide technology is still in development and is not yet commercialized or registered with the EPA.</span></p> <p style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5;"><span>“With these encouraging preliminary results and intellectual property, Holganix is positioned to develop a truly unique bionematicide product for the agriculture and turf industries,” explains Holganix President of Agriculture, David Stark, Ph.D. “Nematodes represent a $100 billion problem in terms of worldwide plant loss, and current solutions are often harmful to the soil and the environment. Because Holganix’s technology revolves around the use of a naturally occurring, concentrated, and stabilized stack of soil microbes, this bionematicide technology will be friendly for the environment.”&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>The patent (patent number: US 11,447,427 B2, entitled “Methods </span><span>For</span><span> Controlling Pathogenic Plant Nematodes and For Improving the Health and/or </span><span>P</span><span>erformance</span><span> of Ruminant Animals,” was awarded to inventors, David Stark, Ph.D., President of Agriculture at </span><span>Holganix</span><span> LLC and Robert Neidermyer, Ph.D., Director of Soil Health at </span><span>Holganix</span><span> LLC.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>“We are excited that the patent agency granted protection for our novel, microbial bionematicide technology and are looking forward to continuing to develop the product, registering the product through the EPA, and commercializing it for agricultural, turf and ornamental use,” explains Dave.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; font-weight: normal; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</h2> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>Nematodes: A 100+ billion Dollar problem in Agriculture and turf</span></span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>P</span><span>lant p</span><span>arasitic nematodes are among the most widespread </span><span>pests and</span><span> are frequently one of the most insidious and costly. Nematodes feed on plant roots, damage them, and drain nutrients from the plant, thereby decreasing yields and increasing the plant’s susceptibility to other stresses.&nbsp;</span><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>Worldwide, <a href="https://www.ars.usda.gov/research/publications/publication/?seqNo115=326313">parasitic nematodes cause an estimated 10 billion dollars of crop loss each year in the United States and 100 billion dollars globally.</a>&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>Considering the more subtle effects of low infestation levels, the 100-billion-dollar approximation&nbsp;may be a vast underestimate. Indirect losses are caused by nematodes creating wounds in plant roots that result in an entry way for infection from plant parasitic fungi, archaea, and bacteria. An effect of global warming is the increase of warmer soils, thus providing a more favorable environment for species previously not endemic to certain areas, and causing increased nematode losses globally.&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>In the turf industry, golf greens provide an ideal environment for nematodes. This provides a huge opportunity since,&nbsp;<a href="https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/pdf/10.1094/PDIS-09-11-0808">according to a paper by the University of Arizona,</a> “The economic impact of the golf course industry is significant, estimated in 2005 to have an annual value of $195 billion.” Greens are an ideal environment because they&nbsp;provide the plant parasitic nematodes with a uniform host with a long growing season. Per the <a href="https://apsjournals.apsnet.org/doi/pdf/10.1094/PDIS-09-11-0808">University of Massachusetts</a>, “The soil is 75% to 95% sand which provides ideal pore spaces for oxygen, water, and nematode mobility, and the greens are watered frequently. Nematodes are aquatic animals and need moisture for mobility. Golf greens can have some of the highest populations of nematodes found in agricultural soils.”&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>One difficulty in assessing nematode impact is that damage resulting from nematode infection is often less obvious than that caused by many other pests or diseases. Losses that result from nematode attack may not necessarily be a consequence of direct cell death, necrosis, or ‘diseased’ tissue, but may derive from other more insidious aspects, such as interference with the root system, reducing efficiency in terms of access and uptake of nutrients and water. To the unaware, nematode-affected plants present typically drought and nutrient stress symptoms, which are easily and often misdiagnosed. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="font-size: 24px; line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>Want to learn more about Holganix's Preliminary Nematode Results?&nbsp;</span></span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span>While studies are still ongoing, preliminary results have shown 75% reduction in pathogenic nematodes with Holganix's bionematicide technology in a lab setting, and an 80% reduction in pathogenic nematodes in a field setting. The preliminary work was conducted by Kris Lambert, Ph.D. of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can learn more about those results by clicking the link below.</span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span><span><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=3f5cc10b-a83e-496f-b9db-409addec17ed&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Preliminary Results From Studies On Nematodes Show Big Promise!" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/3f5cc10b-a83e-496f-b9db-409addec17ed.png"></a></span></span><span><span></span></span></p> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2Fholganix-receives-u.s.-patent-for-microbial-bionematicide-technology&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> soil microbes agriculture Microbial Bionematicide nematodes Thu, 13 Oct 2022 14:00:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/holganix-receives-u.s.-patent-for-microbial-bionematicide-technology 2022-10-13T14:00:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek Winter Wheat Is Coming: A Note From Van Trump & Holganix https://www.holganix.com/blog/winter-wheat-is-coming-a-note-from-van-trump-holganix <div class="hs-featured-image-wrapper"> <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/winter-wheat-is-coming-a-note-from-van-trump-holganix" title="" class="hs-featured-image-link"> <img src="https://www.holganix.com/hubfs/van%20trump.png" alt="van trump report " class="hs-featured-image" style="width:auto !important; max-width:50%; float:left; margin:0 15px 15px 0;"> </a> </div> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="font-size: 15px; background-color: transparent;"></strong></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="font-size: 15px; background-color: transparent;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/van%20trump.png?width=600&amp;name=van%20trump.png" alt="van trump" width="600" style="width: 600px;"></strong></p> <span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong style="background-color: transparent;">Winter Wheat is Coming! </strong><span style="font-weight: normal;">Many producers have already started planting winter wheat, and many more will go on to continue planting well into October. </span><span style="background-color: transparent;">As many of you may know, Holganix has partnered with <a href="https://www.vantrumpreport.com/">The Van Trump Report</a> to help producers across the country improve <a href="https://www.holganix.com/digging-into-soil-health-with-dr-stark">soil health</a> for future generations. We received a ton of great results, and are now offering "<a href="https://www.holganix.com/bio-800-agriculture">Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Agriculture"</a> for everyone about to plant winter wheat!</span></span> <br> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 15px;"><span style="font-size: 16px;">In this blog, we've compiled several different podcasts featuring clients and partners of Holganix.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 24px;"><span>Listen To What Our Producers Are Saying About The Product</span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px;"><span>Check out this podcast from one of our best distributors as well as one of our top producers from a previous growing season. </span><span>Take a listen to hear their firsthand experience! Length: 5.5 minutes. </span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px;"><span>If you are reading this blog via email, <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/winter-wheat-is-coming-a-note-from-van-trump-holganix">click here</a> to access the recording.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 15px;"><span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 24px;"><span>The Science Behind Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup></span>Agriculture</h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px;"><span>Check out this podcast on the science behind Holganix Bio 800<sup>+ </sup>Agriculture from David Stark, Ph.D., Holganix Director of Agriculture, and a podcast from Van Trump Founder. Length: 2.5 minutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px;"><span>If you are reading this blog via email, <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/winter-wheat-is-coming-a-note-from-van-trump-holganix">click here</a> to access the recording.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 15px;"><span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 15px;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 24px;"><span>Soil Health &amp; Legacy</span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px;"><span>Check out this podcast from Van Trump Report Founder, Kevin Van Trump and Holganix Founder, Barrett Ersek on soil health and what that means for the legacy of your farm. Length: 3.5 minutes.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 16px;"><span>If you are reading this blog via email, <a href="https://www.holganix.com/blog/winter-wheat-is-coming-a-note-from-van-trump-holganix">click here </a>to access the recording.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;"><span></span></p> <p style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <h2 style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 24px;"><span>What Are Our Distributors Seeing In The Field?&nbsp;</span></h2> <p style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 18px;"><img src="https://www.holganix.com/hs-fs/hubfs/distributor%20testimonial%20infographic.jpg?width=650&amp;name=distributor%20testimonial%20infographic.jpg" alt="holganix distributor testimonial infographic" width="650" style="width: 650px;"></p> <p style="font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</p> <div> <h2 style="line-height: 1.5; font-size: 24px;"><span>Don't Stop Reading! Check out our data.</span></h2> <p><span><span>The health and vitality of your crops and soil are of the utmost importance to us. That’s why we put Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Agriculture to the test. Over the years, we have compiled data on several different crops, in different geographic zones, to deepen our understanding of how Holganix Bio 800<sup>+</sup> Agriculture can help farmers maximize yields, reduce fertilizer and build soil health. &nbsp;</span></span></p> <p><span><span>Click on the button below to learn more about our data.&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span><span><span></span></span></p> <p><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=4f5ea73e-1603-4510-8ea3-33e2d579a3a3&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Agriculture Data&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/4f5ea73e-1603-4510-8ea3-33e2d579a3a3.png"></a></p> <p><a class="cta_button" href="https://www.holganix.com/cs/ci/?pg=38face45-6438-48fc-9e35-be2ec59fc7ca&amp;pid=18130&amp;ecid=&amp;hseid=&amp;hsic="><img class="hs-cta-img " style="border-width: 0px; /*hs-extra-styles*/; " alt="Holganix Case Study Library&nbsp;" src="https://no-cache.hubspot.com/cta/default/18130/38face45-6438-48fc-9e35-be2ec59fc7ca.png"></a></p> </div> <img src="https://track.hubspot.com/__ptq.gif?a=18130&amp;k=14&amp;r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.holganix.com%2Fblog%2Fwinter-wheat-is-coming-a-note-from-van-trump-holganix&amp;bu=https%253A%252F%252Fwww.holganix.com%252Fblog&amp;bvt=rss" alt="" width="1" height="1" style="min-height:1px!important;width:1px!important;border-width:0!important;margin-top:0!important;margin-bottom:0!important;margin-right:0!important;margin-left:0!important;padding-top:0!important;padding-bottom:0!important;padding-right:0!important;padding-left:0!important; "> Thu, 06 Oct 2022 14:00:00 GMT https://www.holganix.com/blog/winter-wheat-is-coming-a-note-from-van-trump-holganix 2022-10-06T14:00:00Z Kaitlyn Ersek