MOLASSES, MEDINA'S CANE MOLASSES (not a food grade product) FOR GROWNING PURPOSES 4 Gallons
Many and most soils lack organic content or have chemical imbalances that leave nutrients tied up in the soil- making them unusable by plants.
There is a class of product called a "bio-stimulant" that energizes the biological life of the soil and stimulates the production of beneficial bacteria. The benefits produced by these bacteria are numerous. Being living organisms, bacteria are capable of producing massive amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the soil profile. CO2 being a gas, expands in the soil breaking down clods and improving soil structure. CO2 also combines with the soil moisture to produce Carbonic Acid, which stimulates root development. By stimulating the microbial activities in the soil, the decomposition of grass clippings or other organic materials is increased, which in turn releases tied up nutrients and also aids in adding back organic matter into the soil. This biological process helps the soil to be better aerated and receptive to supporting plant growth. Bio-stimulants also improve water percolation and drainage while adding to the vitality of the soil.
The benefits of organic bio-stimulants are not limited to its effect on the soil. Bio-Stimulants also offers tremendous benefits when applied to the foliage of growing plants. They contains micronutrients, growth hormones, enzymes and amino acids that when applied at certain stages of plant development can significantly improve plant growth and health. Applying a bio-stimulant to the foliage increases photosynthesis and the plant's ability to metabolize carbohydrates, proteins and other growth compounds contained in the leaves and transfers them back to the root system.
From the root system these compounds move out into the rhizosphere (the area surrounding the root filaments), feeding bacteria, algae, fungi and protozoa which in turn produce beneficial enzymes, organic acids, antibiotics, growth hormones and other nutrients. Once processed by the rhizosphere, these growth stimulants are then re-absorbed by the roots and transported back through the plant's circulatory system producing healthier plants. Almost all soils can use bio-stimulants to increase soil fertility. And if you have fertile soils, having beautiful landscapes is almost assured!
We strongly recommend the use of organic bio-stimulants along with a fertilizer as part of your fertigation regimen. Fertilizer is simply not enough.
You should add bio-stimulants to every fill when you first start fertigation, but you can cut back later once you get your soil's fertility has been restored. If you don't add a bio-stimulant, you will never know how much better your landscape can look. Give them a try.
You will be impressed with the results!
MOLASSES SOIL AMENDMENT FOR CROP IMPROVEMENT AND NEMATODE MANAGEMENT
By increasing brick levels, (sugar) will enhance the microbial activity in your soil, along with the microbial activity of the Agri-Gro over 2000%. You will need to apply one gallon per acre of the Organic Cane Molasses.
Molasses soil amendments supply carbohydrates and alter the C/N ratio. This affects the soil microbial ecology, usually resulting in lowered populations of plant parasitic nematodes as well as having other favorable effects on plant growth. The specific mechanisms involved are not well understood and vary with the crop, soil conditions, and nematode species present. Soil populations of some microorganisms and of microbialenzymatic activities were also increased by the soil amendments. Under sterile conditions, molasses was not toxic to nematodes so the suppressant effect was probably due to antagonism by microorganisms, to changes in oxygen concentration due to microbial metabolism of molasses, or to the release of toxic compounds from decomposing molasses. Organic amendments such as molasses do not pose a threat to the environment that chemical pesticides do since they are readily decomposed in soil to CO2 and harmless organic products.
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