Microbes are the unsung heroes of our planet. We could not exist without them. They are in our soil, air, water, and food. Stimulated in the soil, the healthy, positive colonies of bacteria and fungi actively break down residue and diseases in the soil leaving behind rich, plant-available nutrients. Microbes help balance soil pH, destroy pathogens, and build organic matter.
When the soil microbes are in balance there will be less nutrient loss and less erosion. This is because soil microbes hold plant nutrients in a stable, plant-available form.
Experience has taught us that feeding the microbes early in the spring and immediately after harvest can greatly enhance the performance of nutrient cycling. Micro-Energy’s Energy-Pack is an excellent compost starter for cycling your crop residues.