Happy New Year! Andaman Ag would like to wish all of you a very successful new season! Maybe you saw the recent news about a California court stopping a state program that allowed pesticide spraying at schools, organic farms and backyards across California. The court cited inadequate public disclosure of the chemicals’ potential harmful effects.
If you’re a regular reader of our newsletters, you’re aware of our continued push to improve organic matter in your soils given all the wonderful benefits to plant growth and health, including the ability to store water, nitrogen and phosphorus and the acceleration of the microbial engine below the surface, facilitating a natural exchange of
In my last newsletter, I talked about how the introduction (inoculation) of new microbes can benefit poor soils and struggling crops. On the other side of the coin, devastating fungi, bacteria and other microbial parasites can contribute to a host of crop diseases. In the 1960s, millions of elm trees in Britain, France and the
Soil inoculation has been around for a long time, but it takes on new meaning today given the host of products capable of introducing new bacteria to the soil. Many years ago it was learned that certain bacteria have beneficial effects on soils. Scattering soils that had the beneficial bacteria was found to produce better