Conquer Nature By Cooperating With It

33 Benefits of Activating

the Carbon Sequestration Switch

Flipping on the carbon sequestration switch with MycorrPlus (formerly called GroPal Balance) is the best thing that farmers can do to ensure consistent production.

MycorrPlus activates mycorrhizal fungi like nothing else we know, thereby stimulating a huge amount of carbon sequestration. Just look at all the benefits that could be yours, once you do what is necessary to activate the carbon sequestration switch in your soil.

(click on any of the 33 benefits below to read about that benefit)

  1. Removes salts and their sterilizing effect
  2. Breaks down plant toxins
  3. Breaks down chemicals in the soil
  4. Digests old weed seed
  5. Balances soil for fewer weeds, easier kills
  6. Flocculates the soil
  7. Better moisture retention
  8. Nitrogen fixing bacteria produce lots of N
  9. Our bacteria may manufacture moisture
  10. Mycorrhizal fungi networks fill the soil
  11. Less attacks by insects and disease
  12. Balanced soil pH
  13. A bounty of available plant food
  14. A huge increase in organic matter
  15. Cation Exchange Capacity that keeps increasing
  16. New dark, rich topsoil production
  17. Nutrient dense grass, high in protein
  18. Higher test weights in grain crops
  19. Consistent higher yields in all parts of the field
  20. Topsoil goes down deeper each year
  21. Hardpan disappears
  22. Fewer inputs are needed, saving money
  23. Succeeding years take less MycorrPlus
  24. The Soil Food Web takes over
  25. Crops flourish even when rains shut off
  26. Organic farmers save money on fertilizer
  27. Better profit margins for chemical farmers
  28. Higher stocking rates for increased profitability
  29. Better calf survival rate
  30. Quicker breedbacks
  31. Less milk fever
  32. Better livestock prices at auction
  33. Helps to solve the problem of greenhouse gases

1.  Removes salts and their sterilizing effect

Manure is high in salt. Fertilizers are high in salt. A lot of irrigation water is high in salt.

Good news! Using MycorrPlus to activate the carbon sequestration switch fills the soil with salt remediating microbes, which help to quickly flush salts from the root zone.

Click here to see 2 photographs that clearly show that salts have been remediated by Soil Balance, one of the two componants of MycorrPlus.

2.  Breaks down plant toxins

Every plant releases toxins as a way of competing with other plants for soil space. When carbon sequestration is working well, bacteria break down these toxins. This can result in:

  • Better yields and better profits

  • Less time required before rotating back to a crop

3.  Breaks down chemicals in the soil

Herbicides, pesticides, nematicides and insecticides all are harmful to soil life and balance.

Great news! As plants sequester sugars, beneficial microbes multiply. These microbes get right to work, gobbling up harmful chemicals.

4.  Digests old weed seed

What happens to old weed seeds when carbon sequestration explodes beneficial microbes in the soil? Those bacteria work to consume weed seeds.

I have spoken with farmers who have experienced this first-hand. They have been surprised that in the spring they have far fewer weeds!

5.  Balances soil for fewer weeds, easier kills

Weeds are a witness of man's failure to master the soil. Various weeds thrive in drought, acidic soil, salty soil, soil that is compacted or has a lack of humus, poorly drained soil, mineral deficient soil, or soil where minerals are out of balance. (see "Weeds and What They Tell" by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer)

Crops don't do as well in these conditions and find it hard to compete with the weeds. In many cases, weeds are there to help correct a problem in the soil, and once the problem is corrected, they no longer thrive.

Activating carbon sequestration can help to correct all of the above soil problems that weeds thrive in. As soil problems are corrected, weeds can become less and less of a problem. It may take time to see the full effect of weed suppression by restoring the soil, but keep sequestering that carbon, be patient, and within a year or two you may likely see a marked decrease in weed pressure.

6.  Flocculates the soil

When the soil doesn't have air spaces, it is easily oversaturated with moisture. When weather turns dry, soil lacking structure tends to dry out more quickly.

Activating carbon sequestration helps beneficial aerobic bacteria highly structure the soil and displace disease causing anaerobic bacteria.

In oxygen rich, highly structured soil, beneficial nematodes quickly go after and displace root nibbling nematodes.

7.  Better moisture retention

As the soil becomes highly structured due to carbon sequestration, there is less and less standing water in the field. Soil becomes a "moisture bank".

For those with irrigation, it can take 2/3rds the irrigation water to grow a crop, since available moisture is handled so much more efficiently by the soil.

Our customers note that when they get a hard rain, there is much less water standing in the field, and each year the absorption of water into the soil improves.

8.  Nitrogen fixing bacteria produce lots of nitrogen

As carbon sequestration is activated, air flows down into the soil. MycorrPlus contains nitrogen fixing bacteria that takes nitrogen in the air and converts it into urea.

Other types of bacteria take over the work and convert urea into an organic form that will not leach out or wick off.

Once the nitrogen fixing process is well established, most crops should have no lack of nitrogen.

9.  MycorrPlus bacteria may actually manufacture moisture

When human beings breathe, we exhale carbon dioxide and water. This is why we can breathe out and fog our eyeglasses in order to clean them.

 In much the same way, as the anionically charged bacteria in MycorrPlus respirate, they apparently leave a trail of carbon dioxide and water as they move through the soil.

This could, in fact, help to explain why some of our customers report good soil moisture that can't be accounted for by rain.

If you have a scientific mind and would like a more in-depth explanation of how our bacteria convert oxygen and ammonia into H20, just call and we will do our best to explain it

10.  Mycorrhizal fungi networks fill the soil

Mycorrhizal fungi are needed for carbon sequestration to function as it should.

MycorrPlus introduces these to the soil, and then activates the carbon sequestration switch.

Once carbon sequestration is activated, mycorrhizal fungi networks greatly expand and help to supply nutrients and water to the plant.

11.  Less attacks by insects and disease

Most soils today have a severe shortage of trace minerals. This negatively affects the soil's ability to trigger carbon sequestration by the plant.

Therefore, supplying needed trace minerals is an intrinsic part activating carbon sequestration.

Trace minerals also play a role in MycorrPlus's success in triggering massive amounts of sequestered carbon.

  • These trace minerals help to produce healthy plants and healthy livestock.

  • They can also result in less insect pressure. As plants are more nutritionally balanced, they become less of a target for sapping insects.

12.  Balanced soil pH

Carbon sequestration and restoring balance to the soil always go hand in hand. Balancing the soil is a means of getting plants to sequester carbon, which in turn helps to bring greater balance to the soil.

Restoring a balance to nutrients in the soil in the best and most cost-effective way to balance soil pH.

Although lime is typically used to increase soil pH, a lot of the time there is already enough calcium in the soil. Why not just free it up?

Also, sulfur gets tied up when lime is applied.

MycorrPlus is the best way we know of to both activate carbon sequestration and restore soil balance (resulting in near neutral soil pH).

13.  A bounty of available plant food

When plants start to sequester sugars to feed soil microbes, the "chemists of the soil", they respond by turning nutrients that have been tied up in the soil into available plant food.

The plants feed the microbes, then the microbes feed the plant. This is a system that our Creator put in place, and it is a good one.

When we choose to bypass soil microbes and feed the plant directly with water soluble fertilizers, these microbes can't build the soil. Carbon sequestration can really solve a lot of problems, if we work with it.

14.  A huge increase in organic matter

Organic matter IS carbon, and carbon IS organic matter. The best way to build organic matter in the soil is through activating carbon sequestration. Period.

This can build organic matter in the soil up to 10 times faster than green manure, crop residue, mulch, compost, and any other method.

One farmer, whose only means to build topsoil was Soil Balance (the soil amendment in MycorrPlus), , saw his organic matter go from 0.4% to 4.7% in just 8 years.

On the other side of things, applying a lot of nitrogen will burn up organic matter.

15.  Cation Exchange Capacity that keeps increasing

As organic matter increases, so does CEC. Increased CEC means more nutrients are available to grow a larger plant, which can photosynthesize faster to produce a more abundant harvest.

16.  New dark, rich topsoil production

Humus is one of the products that carbon sequestration produces in the soil. Would you like more humus? Use MycorrPlus to activate sequestration, for dark, rich topsoil.

We try to increase organic matter through cover crops, crop residue, mulch or compost. Although these are all good, the organic matter they produce tends to disappear in a matter of years.

But with carbon sequestration, bacteria produce humus and organic matter that tends to stay in the soil for many, many years. This organic matter turns into dark, rich, new topsoil.

17.  Nutrient dense grass, high in protein

The best way to create protein rich, nutrient dense grass is to activate carbon sequestration.

These sugars feed microbes in the soil, which then make a vast array of nutrients available to the plant. This increases plant sugars, AND protein. An abundance of trace minerals, as found in MycorrPlus, can also help in increasing protein.

18.  Higher test weights in grain crops

Carbon sequestration feeds and nurtures bacteria, which are the chemists of the soil. The reason the plant sequesters sugars to feed soil microbes is because there is a pay-off.

Microbes multiply and spread throughout the soil, doing their work of freeing up nutrients that were previously not available to the plant.

With biological activity making more nutrients available to the plant, seeds become plump and heavy, full of nutrients and with a higher test weight. This also makes for better seed for sowing.

19.  Consistent higher yields in all parts of the field

So often, different portions of the field will yield differently. Activating carbon sequestration in the soil helps to balance things out, for superior yields in all parts of the field.

20.  Producing more topsoil each year

Every year that the plant sequesters huge amounts of liquid carbon (sugars), aerobic bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi carry their work deeper into the soil.

If your soil is structured down a foot by the end of the first year, but 1.5 feet by the end of the second year, you have just increased your water holding capacity by 50%.

Mycorrhizal fungi reach down deeper, carrying down sugars from the plant and carrying up nutrients and moisture. Bacteria then highly structure this soil, taking out hardpan.

21.  Hardpan disappears

Activating the Carbon Sequestration switch in plants is the very best thing you can do to highly structure soil and get rid of hardpan.

Month after month, year after year microbes maintain aggregate stability and improve infiltration, but they do more than that. They stretch the boundaries of healthy soil deeper and deeper, which means that hard pan disappears! It is possible to have corn roots that reach down 6 feet or more!

22.  Fewer inputs are needed, saving money

  • Weed control becomes less and less of an issue.

  • Lime is no longer needed to balance pH. There is a huge amount of calcium in most soils that only needs to be made available.

  • There is a huge amount of phosphorus in most soils, and our bacteria, nurtured by plant sugars, make it available. A vast array of other nutrients are also made available to the plant.

  • As the plant acquires more and more resources to work with, sapping insects no longer see the plant as food and just walk away!

  • Harmful nematodes disappear, as good nematodes displace them.

  • Harmful fungus flourish in an unhealthy soil environment. As carbon sequestration and good bacteria turn this around, fungicides are no longer needed.

23.  Succeeding years take less MycorrPlus

Activating carbon sequestration will cause the soil to continually improve.

When no chemicals are applied, even MycorrPlus can cost you less, because it takes less to keep things moving in the right direction than it does to get it all started.

24.  The Soil Food Web takes over

95% of insects found in your fields are beneficial. When the carbon sequestration process restores a healthy soil, all the members of the Soil Food Web feel at home and flourish, including bacteria, fungi, beneficial nematodes, protozoa, earthworms, arthropods and beetles.

Each one has its own unique contribution to soil health. When the Soil Food Web flourishes, it has the power to create a perfect growing environment for plants.

When the Soil Food Web is functioning properly, earthworms and dung beetles will be abundant and greatly enrich the soil. Harmful soil life will be replaced by those that do better in healthy soil.


25.  Plants flourish even when rains shut off

The more that carbon sequestration does its work, the greater the ability the soil has to provide moisture for plants when it turns hot and dry.

Bacteria, using sugars from the plant as gums and glues, develop aggregates (air gaps) in the soil.

This keeps the soil from becoming water logged, while at the same time allowing the soil to much more efficiently store moisture.


26.  Organic farmers save money on fertilizer

Organic fertilizer can be expensive. Most organic farmers can't afford to put out the fertilizer they need to meet their goals.

But as carbon sequestration does its work, it becomes easier and easier to achieve amazing, nutrient dense yields on organic land.

As fertilizers become unnecessary, farming can become more profitable.

27.  Better profit margins for chemical farmers

Many conventional farmers would love to use fewer chemicals. Well, here is a way to help conventional farmers to transition to more and more nature friendly ways.

Even when chemical applications need to be made, MycorrPlus has an ability to keep carbon sequestration activated, gradually improving the soil.

As the soil improves, there is less and less need for chemicals while production increases. Talk about improving your profit margin! Less herbicides, fungicides, pesticides, and even NPK are needed!


28.  Higher stocking rates for increased profitability

The danger of not enough grazing available during a dry spell can keep farmers from increasing the number of cows per acre.

As carbon sequestration does its work, consistent rainfall becomes far less critical, opening the option for higher stocking rates.

More cows on the same amount of acres means greater profitability, and more dollars in your pocket at the end of the day!


29.  Better calf survival rate

With better carbon sequestration, a vast array of micronutrients become available to the plant.

High mineral content in crops means that calves tend to be stronger at birth, helping them to survive.

One of our customers told me that before using GroPal (contained in MycorrPlus), it would take about 2 hours for one of his new-born calves to get to its feet. But with GroPal he said they were on their feet almost as soon as they were born.


30.  Quicker breedbacks

When there is good mineral content in feed, as is the case when there is good carbon sequestration, it makes breedbacks much quicker.

One dairy farmer who used GroPal (an ingredient in MycorrPlus) said that it normally took him 3 months to breed back half of his herd. But with GroPal it only took him 2 weeks. He was amazed at this.

Delayed breedbacks are especially frustrating for both dairy and cow/calf operations. Trace minerals really do make a difference in getting stronger heats and quicker breedback.

31.  Less milk fever

A calcium deficiency in milk cows can be caused by a calcium deficiency in grass.

When the carbon sequestration switch is activated, microbes free up large amounts of calcium in the soil, making it easier for plants to take it up. This can help to prevent milk fever.


32.  Better livestock prices at auction

Where trace minerals and a host of other nutrients are available in the soil, those trace minerals can make for a mighty nice looking cow.

Roger in Wisconsin experienced this.

He applied GroPal (one of the ingredients in MycorrPlus) to his fruit trees, then turned the cows out on the pasture surrounding the trees.

A few months later his veterinarian said to him, "Roger, your cows used to be some of the sorriest looking in the county, but now they look great!  What did you do?"

The only thing that Roger had done was to mineralize his grass with GroPal. When you apply MycorrPlus, you are mineralizing your crops!  Better looking cows can mean more money at auction!


33.  Helps to solve the problem of greenhouse gases

As we burn more fossil fuels, we release huge amounts of C02 greenhouse gases that once were locked away deep inside the earth.

You don't have to agree that global warning is a problem to be able to comprehend that the continual release of more C02 from deep within the ground into the atmosphere probably isn't a good thing.

When you activate carbon sequestration in your soil, it captures a lot of these greenhouse gases and returns them to the soil.

Not only does this greatly increase organic matter in your soil, but you also become a part of the solution to greenhouse gases. If 1/3rd of the farmland in the world were to "activate the carbon sequestration switch", it would pretty much balance out the extra C02 released through fossil fuels.



What does MycorrPlus help to provide? A recipe for success!

MycorrPlus is a wonderful tool for activating the carbon sequestration switch in plants and helps to keep it activated. As this article points out, this can result in so many wonderful things.

When is the best time to apply MycorrPlus? As soon as possible!


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