At Bio Minerals Technologies, we have been helping farmers improve their results, naturally, for over 10 years. As we have worked with our farms and the natural products available to us, we have developed a simple, repeatable program that works, year after year. And we can do it without harmful or toxic chemicals!
There are two important concepts to grasp:
- In the process of Creation, the elements were organized and God made them in an insoluble form, be it the gases (H, C, O, N) or solids (P, K, Ca, S, Mg and all trace elements). Everything on this planet is made up of these minerals, everything! For plants these elemental forms must be ‘converted’ or ‘fixed’ into a soluble form.
- There are two types of ‘conversion’ or ‘fixation’; one is natural using biology and the other is unnatural using industrial processes to synthesize elements. These two processes are the extreme opposites of each other. The natural biological methods employ microorganisms that result in a pure form of mineral nutrition in a non-toxic form, while the unnatural industrial synthetic process yields minerals combined with toxic structures such as salts and acids.
Nature has been using the natural fixation process since the dawn of time. Only in the last 114 years has man resorted to industrial fixation to derive a soluble nutrient in another form. Industrial synthetic nutrients of N, P, K etc. have degraded soils, contaminated water sheds, and polluted aquifers, rivers and oceans. Our food mineral / nutrient values have steadily declined while plant diseases have steadily increased. And in spite of our “progress” in industrial agricultural output, human health is rapidly declining with massive increases in every disease category.
Isn’t 114 years of industrial synthetic mineralization long enough to assess the degeneration of our environment and health?
Only Nature contains the regenerative and sustainable properties that better all life forms.
At Bio Minerals Technologies, our approach is to move to a biological process of mineral fixation converting atmospheric gases, soil elements and mineral compounds, plant residue materials and those numerous and complete minerals held within the bodies of the microbial communities in our soils as the primary sources of our plants’ nutrient needs. Our mineral / nutrients for plants should be in a non-toxic form for dozens of obvious reasons. Most important, there is nothing better to build a new plant cell with than the complete set of minerals from a microorganism cell. For a plant to harvest soil minerals via root exudates (acids and hydrogen) requires time and energy, not just to obtain them, but also using its enzymes to begin the construction of those simple elements / minerals into various components. All of which requires energy, and time.
A plant cell cannot divide without all the minerals to sustain the new cell’s structure and function. The faster the plants can obtain the needed minerals for cellular division, the faster it can divide and grow. The Rate of Mineralization directly controls The Rate of Cellular Reproduction. Mineral forms coming from a ‘digested’ microorganism are more complete, faster, and require less time and energy than harvesting minerals from the soil. Everything we can do to reduce stress, reduce energy loss, and improve time and mineral efficiency drives growth potential into yield and quality in what we are growing.
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Step 3: Apply pre-planting fertilizer, if needed.
The amounts, types, and timing of fertilizer applications will be determined in steps one and two, with a focus on natural options rather than synthetic, where possible.
Step 4: Treat Seed with Bio Minerals Seed Treatment.
This is a critical step of the process that provides important biological supplements for the seed and soil along with nutrition critical for better germination.
Read more about our seed treatment and results here.
Step 5: Plant seed with liquid phosphate in-furrow (stabilized with Bio Release) and additional side-dressed fertizilzers as needed.
Our stabilized phosphate methods are essential for early growth energy and root mass, providing a much better platform for later plant performance and enhanced yields. See examples of the results in this article.
Foliars and Fertility
Step 6: Apply foliars for trace elements and/or special needs.
The foliar applications provide much-needed nutrients timed to the needs of the crop for maximum performance, protection, and yield. Go to our Foliar section to learn more about our foliar technology and solutions.
Step 7: Apply ongoing fertilizer to complete remaining nutritional needs.
Apply remaining fertilizer (N-P-K-S) as needed, based on the soil reports and yield targets. Fertilizer can be injected, broadcast, or applied through the pivot.
Step 7: After harvest, apply Microbial Mineral Tea to digest residue and prepare soils for next season.
The Microbial Mineral Tea reinforces the soil microbes and provides greater diversity to promote better residue decomposition as well as add more available nutrition to support the soil microbial populations through the winter season. The decomposed residue cycles nutrition that will then be available for the next crops and the increased microbial populations work to improve the health, texture, and performance of the soil. Learn more about our Microbial Mineral Tea here.