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bassplayer7
07-14-2011, 06:20 PM
I've been hearing some great stuff about bionutrition. What I'm wondering is how that becomes practical for smaller businesses or even individuals. How is it possible, to (a) learn about the whole program, and (b) is it possible to use it on a smaller scale?

Does anyone here use it?

phasthound
07-14-2011, 09:47 PM
Now that you've moved your question over here, could you be more specific as to what you are talking about?

Smallaxe
07-15-2011, 09:25 AM
Using fish, compost and cormeal to feed the microbes, which then feed the soil, which then feeds the plants???

bassplayer7
07-15-2011, 10:18 AM
Right. That's the thing. I'm not very familiar with bionutrition. I think, like you said, it is the whole idea of using living microorganisms to fine tune the health of the turf to basically "perfect". There is very little information about it, and it's relatively new, I believe, but they are using it in golf courses and things already. Lawn and Landscape has had some fascinating articles about it.

Smallaxe
07-16-2011, 06:42 AM
Well it's not new, but evidently someone has developed a 'new term' for what has been happening naturally since the beginning...
What I found most interestting is that the microbes are right at the root hairs, being fed carbon by the plants and the microbes in return will digest and release certain elements at certain times, depending on which specie the plant is feeding... :)

phasthound
07-16-2011, 07:47 AM
As Axe says, there is nothing new about it, and there is a great deal of science behind it. Here is a good link:
http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/132/1/44.full

ICT Bill
07-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Hey Bass
this is some great information on it from the USDA, it has been up on their website since 1997
http://soils.usda.gov/sqi/concepts/soil_biology/soil_food_web.html
there are several chapters

Smallaxe
07-17-2011, 06:50 AM
As Axe says, there is nothing new about it, and there is a great deal of science behind it. Here is a good link:
http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/132/1/44.full

Great detailed update... Thanks... :)

"Through the exudation of a wide variety of compounds, roots may regulate the soil microbial community in their immediate vicinity, cope with herbivores, encourage beneficial symbioses, change the chemical and physical properties of the soil, and inhibit the growth of competing plant species..."

bassplayer7
07-18-2011, 10:00 AM
Awesome! Those are some great articles. Thanks! :)