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CBX solves poor aerification

A healthy soil is about 25 percent air. Insects, microbes, earthworms and soil life require this much air to live. The air in soil is also an important source of the atmospheric nitrogen that is utilized by plants. Well-aerated soil has plenty of pore space between the soil particles or crumbs. Fine soil particles (clay or silt) have tiny spaces between them - in some cases too small for air to penetrate. Soil composed of large particles, like sand, has large pore spaces and contains plenty of air. But, too much air can cause organic matter to decompose too quickly.

Increasing organic matter in the soil is the quickest method in solving soil aeration problems in soil. Organic matter is the partially decomposed remains of soil organisms and plant life including lichens and mosses, grasses and leaves, trees, and all other kinds of vegetative matter. Although it only makes up a small fraction of the soil (normally 5 to 10 percent), organic matter is absolutely essential. It binds together soil particles into porous crumbs or granules which allow air and water to move through the soil. Organic matter also retains moisture (humus holds up to 90 percent of its weight in water), and is able to absorb and store nutrients. Most importantly, organic matter is food for microorganisms and other forms of soil life. CBX increases biological life of the soil which in turns increases organic matter. Earthworms play an invaluable role in soil fertility. They can help build up topsoil, aerate the soil, transform elements into usable forms for plants, make the soil more livable for beneficial microorganisms, increase soil water-holding capacity, allow rainwater to seep deeply down to plant roots, and reduce the toxicity of both natural and human-made toxic substances. CBX does this same task on a microscopic level. See what soil is.

CBX stimulates activity amongst a broad range of biological life. When applied to the soil, CBX encourages natural recycling of organic matter, resulting in micro-tunnels similar to the activities of earthworms, just on a microscopic level. These micro-tunnels create a natural aerification process, allowing space for air and water to penetrate. CBX also increases the biological life of the soil thereby increases organic digestion and solving poor drainage problems.

Poor aerification problems may also be due to black layer, compaction, disease pressure, hydrophobic conditions, low organic matter, low SRD, and thatch.

To see how CBX has helped to solve poor drainage problems, see these case studies:

SRP's Pera Club - Retention Basin case study
Late in the summer of 2004, Environmental Techniques International joined a DesertWise study that was being conducted by SRP's Pera Club, located in Phoenix Arizona. The study was to test different products claiming to increase soil penetration and eliminate standing water in retention basins...more

Rio Verde County Club - Golf Course case study
Before the application of CBX, Rio Verde Country Club in Rio Verde Arizona, had major problems with Bermuda decline, standing water, high sodium and disease pressure. After 3 months application of CBX...more

Barona Creek Golf Club - Penetration case study
Barona Creek Golf Club is located in the foothills east of San Diego California on the Barona Indian reservation. The Course is managed by Sandy Clark CGCS who began using CBX in 2005, in hopes of saving water...more

 

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How do you build ideal soil?

Find the world's finest soil and it will grow almost anything without a problem.   But take this soil and transport it to a location with poor soil and you will find it will not be as productive. Why? Because the biology in this ideal soil is alive and when moved, the viability of this biology is compromised...

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