At the end of every month I read through my notes from the previous weeks just to make sure I didn't forget something. I found some interesting notes I took at a conference where the speaker was talking about microbes, here are some facts he threw out:
- More microbes on earth than stars in the sky
- More microbes on your skin than cells in your body
- In an acre of soil you can have 2000# of microbes
- Only 2-5% of microbes have been identified. (best guess)
So if microbes are such a big part of our lives, from the skin we live in to the soil that grows our crops, why as agronomists do we ignore them? Is it because no body taught us about them (they only know about 2% of what is out there)? Because we agronomist don't sell them?
Why as farmers are you not learning more about how these creatures can work for you to improve your soil and bottom line? Why would you not learn how feeding the microbes with the right fertilizer will make your crops grow better and your farm more profitable?
We don't have all the answers yet, but our products do help this process. We will be working to bring such information, stay tuned!