The ground upon which we grow our food, is perceived in many ways. There are those who were born to view the earth as nothing more than a tool to be utilized for survival, sustainment and human proliferation. Existing without contemplation of their personal or collective impact. Then there are those of us who were born with the innate desire to protect her. From birth, our need to care for our planet has been close to instinctual. Like the body of a plant which grows to nourish, only to give itself back to the soil for the betterment of its environment.
All human organisms occupying our earth have so very much in common with the microscopic organisms living in the soils that help us produce our food. There are soil microbes which “take” and give nothing back to their host plant. They possess no conscience for what they have received and possess little or no regard for their soil environment or future generations. Those of us who have seen sickness in one another or in our plants have experienced first hand the organisms which take. Conversely, are the soil microbes I like to refer to as the “givers”. Their life is based on what they can give to their host plant, or “planet”. They understand innately that giving will ensure the long term survival of their species and host plant. Their growth is instrumental in the health of plants and is intimately connected to human health.
Most of us understand the toll that 50 years of chemical agriculture has taken on the life or “digestive system” of the soil. The ability to re introduce the correct microorganism strains to soils today is faced by many challenges and disappointments. Many growers have become disenchanted to say the least. The majority of microbial inoculants or compost teas contain microbes derived from plant residues or animal intestines. These microbe strains are unfortunately not soil microbes. When a microbe meant to live on the plant is introduced into the harsh soil environment they do not survive. This propels the notion that synthetic, man made inputs are more powerful than nature itself. Therefore to get a natural product to give “fast” results like fertilizers, companies add food sources like molasses, humic acids, nutrients, enzymes and hormones to give these plant microbe strains a fighting chance as well as a visual variance in the plant. In the end, growers are left with multiple applications, additional expenses and inconsistent results. This is especially true in healthy high producing soils.
Unique Soil Microbes
I have been given the opportunity to work with 50 very unique soil microbe strains we call SC27. Over the years I have come to truly admire each one of these organisms as individuals and what they do as a group for their environment and host plant. I consider them some of the most noble “givers” of any living organism on this planet. Their lives are completely devoted from day 1 to the betterment of their environment. These 50 different soil microbes live & work together in harmony. When introduced to a new soil environment they to not compete with existing microbes but work to help them grow, even the takers. They are some of the only organisms on the planet which regenerate in soil in place of perish.
Most of the plants which produce our food are currently being grown in a soil that was never meant to naturally sustain plants like Corn, Tomatoes, Vines and Strawberries. So the addition of beneficial microbe strains is an important aspect of soil health and crop yields as we all know. The problem is, we have never really been able to sustain microbes in the soil, until now. Imagine microbes which grow faster than herbicides, fungicides and insecticides can kill them?
My admiration for these little givers stems from the fact that they were born knowing that their life is to be lived for the betterment of their environment and the plant they reside on. As a thinking creature, this innate virtue inspires me. What I also find fascinating is the essence of this nobility is relative to the creation of SC27 and the microbiologists who developed it. They simply wanted to give a new tool to organic, sustainable and conventional growers.
Each human on this earth has something unique that they create. So does each of the soil microbes in this collection of 50. Our microbiologists have found that it’s not what a soil microbe can achieve on it’s own, but what they produce in combination that makes them effective.
Understanding Why They Are Important
So what is it that these microbes do and why are they so important to us, our health and the health of our planet? If you can relate to soil microbes as individual living creatures they are easy to understand. As our microbes eat and drink, they each create their own special enzyme. When one enzyme from one microbe is mixed with another enzyme from another microbe, it forms a very special recipe for the soil and plant health. These 50 different enzymes, become one thick layer that completely coats every centimeter of the plants roots for the duration of the crop cycle. This thick layer is one of a kind and is essentially the gift that the SC27 microbes give to the plant. The main layer works primarily for plant health. This layer will keep plant roots completely white for the duration of the crop cycle and healthy. White roots should tell you something about soil health. After the “thick layer” is created, the plant then begins to communicate with our strains. As needed, some of the enzymes become an actual food source and the plant absorbs them. Other enzymes work on the outer layer of the root and act as an acid or chelating agent to buffer salts away from macro and micro nutrients tied up in the soil right next to the root. This is especially beneficial because when the root grows into a new area where let’s say Phosphorous is too large to absorb, the thick enzyme layer which is around the roots will break it down. This makes your investment in fertilizer more effective. These givers however do not stop with white roots and exceptional nutrient absorption. When water enters the soil they elicit a communication enzyme with the root system which signals it to grow thicker in the presence of moisture to absorb more water. In an irrigated agro ecosystem this communication is constant. This happens because some of the strains in SC27 are from desert regions and this is what desert microbes tell their host plant to do when it rains. Some of our Fungi strains communicate with the plant to help it create hormones for larger growth. This communication usually happens after the plant has the base of an expansive root system. Its full genetic growth potential is now possible. These living creatures create a community of trillions stacked upon one another. As they reproduce they are able to give more and more. Its really that simple. But what is truly amazing is that once they have their host plant at optimum health levels they begin to colonize and improve their surrounding environment and improve the soil.
Unlike Mycorrhizal strains that grow out in intricate webs, SC27 soil Fungi grow into every single available space within hard to reach, compact soil aggregates. Their initial objective is to find food and water. As more water becomes present, they begin to grow on every piece of crop residue or organic matter that is in the soil. And then they begin to “compost” or digest it right in the soil! Their goal is to create a spongy material that can hold water called humus. This will allow them to sustain themselves for their host plant to arrive. In under 90 days old crop residue is turned into “humus”. Lots of it. The reason for this is not for their benefit as many of them die during this process as the carbon is digested. No, they are doing this for the benefit of their host plants. After the humus is created, the SC27 soil microbes communicate with the microbes living on planet root and tell them “it’s time to grow in the direction of bioavailable nutrients and water”. The microbes on the carbon die once it is decomposed but the insoluble hydrophilic humus formation they have created will be there for future generations. It will also purify groundwater and allow more oxygen into the soil. So in a nut shell, this means we will have larger roots that can hold more water and a soil that needs to be watered less. If the plant has more nutrients, as humans our brain function will improve and so will our overall health.
Roots and soil structures inoculated with our 50 strains of soil microbes grow to numbers in the trillions after only a few days. Wouldn’t it be something if we had trillions of these types of microbes living inside and outside of us? Oh wait, we do! Can improving the probiotic organisms in our food have anything to do with our own immune system? Only time will tell.
The circle of life continues and the life of all plants must come to an end. This means the end of our soil microbes “planet”. Upon the plants death, many of our 50 strains will die with it but many will live on. As Saprophytes, our strains will begin to turn their dead “host plant” into rich humus which as we know will retain moisture like a sponge. Their objective is to keep as much water in that humus as possible to sustain themselves so that when the next “planet” or host plant comes along, their environment is better than when they found it. This ensures the survival of their species and the health of their planet.
Some humans feel that one of the greatest gifts in life is the opportunity to help another. Those individuals have a lot in common with the microscopic organisms found in SC27 soil inoculants.
We as organisms on planet earth are one of the few species that can think into the future. We are here to give of our spirits and intellect and care for the plants and earth which sustains them. The plants can feel us and will in turn evolve to care for us. By loving one another we will become closer and more effective, thus better able to care for our earth, its plants and one another which will ensure our survival. Our technology must be based on the teachings of nature and harmonized with human spirituality. We may never understand why we have been placed on this planet to love and nurture, but the opportunity to give of ourselves is our gift.
At SEPIXA, we believe that the life and health of our soil is intimately connected to our own. Our work for the past 20 years has been to find the naturally occuring microbe strains that will support plant growth. The microbes found in SC27 are soil Fungi, Bacteria and Actinomycetes. SC27 Plus and Organic contain no Mycorrhizal strains but pulls them out of the air. SC27 is not created or fermented in large tanks. Each strain is incubated by a team of microbiologists and takes 6 months to produce. SC27 contains no add ins or fertilizers whatsoever. It is also not derived from compost, animal waste or plant based materials like crop residue. SC27 is non GMO. Our strains were born in the soil and thrive in the soil. SEPIXA would like to welcome you to a new era in soil biodiversity. Connect with us today to learn more about living organisms at SEPIXA.COM
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