Nature's Soil Food Web
Our products leverage nature’s very own Soil Food Web at EVERY stage of growth.
What is the Soil Food Web?
Urth products build, drive & support the soil food web.
Bacteria, Fungi & Algae: when activated, The Nano-Ag Answer® contains over 10 billion soil microbes which are the foundation blocks of the Soil Food Web.
Trace Minerals & Electrolytes: The Nano-Ag Answer® provides these building blocks so the microbes can make more complex nutrients for the plants.
Hard workers, bringing it all together.
The BILLIONS of microbes and enzymes that come with and are stimulated by The Nano-Ag Answer® each have a special job in the soil’s “fertlizer factory.” Microorganism activity in 1 acre of soil uses the same amount of energy in soil preparation, that 10,000 people would burn for the same work, for the same period of time!
Micro-organisms: Microbial soil life, stimulated and fed to reproduce geometrically when environmental conditions, such as temperatures, moisture and toxicity are available inline. Microbial life can live and function in a much wider range of pH, moisture, temperature and toxic conditions than Macro-organisms. This is why they will be active when macro-organisms are not. But once they are established and balancing the soil, Macro-organisms will start to "move-in" and you will see balanced, synergistically functioning, "alive" soil. "Build it, and they will come!"
Macro-organisms: earthworms, ants, etc, some of the big "earth movers" of the soil-life construction crew, digest fibrous material and produce castings (balanced plant food). Their dead bodies and castings could be classified as rich balanced topsoil.
Plants, with help from mycorhizal fungi, uptake the nutrients and eventually release even more organic matter for the cycle.
How the Soil Food Web works to feed plants.
Urth Agriculture and Dr. Jackson honor and support Elaine Ingham for her tremendous contribution of the Soil Food concept. Her concept has helped millions understand the inner workings of our wonderful planet, leveraging nature's own system for health and balance.
Organic matter into the soil:
• Plants die or shed leaves into soil
• Roots and shoots sluff off material in growth
• Animal waste contributes with the breakdown of organic material
Bacteria & fungi compost:
• Organic material is decomposed by microbes (bacteria, fungi, algae, and actinomycetes) with the help of certain arthropods (insects) and worms
• Microbes combine organic material (carbon) with minerals, proteins and electrolytes to create more complex nutrients
• General rule: in one gram of soil (1 cu centimeter) there may be 300,000 algae, 4 billion bacteria, 1 million fungi, and 20 million actinomycetes.
An even trade:
• Plants excrete exudates (plant sweat) from their roots
• Bacteria learn what nutrients the plant needs from these exudates
• The bacteria trade with the plants - nutrients for exudates
• Mycorrhizal fungi form a symbiotic relationship with plant roots that aids plants in the uptake of nutrients from the soil and from bacteria
Soil “savings & loan:”
• Microbes consume and store nutrients from the soil and save them inside their cell walls for when the plants need them