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
on any of the 33 benefits below to read about that benefit)
Manure is high in salt. Fertilizers are high in salt. A lot of
irrigation water is high in salt.
Good news! UsingMycorrPlusto
activate the carbon sequestration switch fills the soil with salt
remediating microbes, which help to quickly flush salts from the
see 2 photographs that clearly show that salts have been
remediated by Soil Balance, one of the two componants of
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
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
I have spoken with farmers who have experienced this first-hand.
They have been surprised that in the spring they have far fewer
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
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
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
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
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,
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
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.
these to the soil, and then activates the carbon sequestration
Once carbon sequestration is activated, mycorrhizal fungi networks
greatly expand and help to supply nutrients and water to the
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
They can also result in less insect pressure. As plants are
more nutritionally balanced, they become less of a target for
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
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?
sulfur gets tied up when lime is applied.
the best way we know of to both activate carbon sequestrationand
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
When we choose to bypass soil microbes and feed the plant directly
with water soluble fertilizers, these microbes can't build the
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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!
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!
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.
When there is good mineral content in feed, as is the case when
there is good carbon sequestration, it makes breedbacks much
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 ofC02
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 moreC02
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
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 extraC02
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.