Success Stories

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Corn field, showing corn not treated with our EndoMaxima mycorrhizal product and corn that has been treated.

Treated with Soil Secrets Protocol

There are two pictures of a pasture that was very poor high pH clay soil in Valencia Country treated with my whole protocol of TerraPro Carbon Matrix, seed treated with our EndoMaxima 3200, and the soil microbes fed our Protein Crumblies. The compaction of the soil reduced from a psi of 300+ to less than 75 over a 5-year period.

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Wine grapes in a vineyard in Baja Mexico where grape tonnage increased by over 59% and water/irrigation was reduced by over 50% using our Agriculture Grade TerraPro.

Improving Drought Tolerance

Two pictures of a cotton field in West Texas where one field was not treated with Agriculture Grade TerraPro and the other was. Both fields had the water turned off in late summer and the field treated did not die from drought, instead it continued growing until November.

Fighting Turf Disease

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Two pictures of an estate in Albuquerque North Valley where the grass had dead spots caused by turf disease.  The second photo shows the same site with the disease cured by using our BIO TerraPro and fed our Protein Crumblies.  The BIO TerraPro contains microbiology that contributes a probiotic of beneficial bacteria that inhibit fungus disease.

Treating Hemp Plants

The picture above on the left shows a trial I did in my lab growing Hemp with and without Soil Secrets microbes and TerraPro mixed into the potting soil. The smaller plants on the left were grown using a traditional fertilizer program used by many indoor hemp and cannabis farmers. The larger plants on the right are with Soil Secrets protocol. The full greenhouse picture on the right is when we did a contract grow of hemp seedlings for farmers in New Mexico.

Improving Soil Health

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Above are the clay before and after pictures being treated in the exact same site for several years at my arboretum. The clay was in bad shape and dispersed from high salts. After a few years of using Soil Secrets TerraPro the clay is now high in carbon and is forming aggregate structure. Much better for drainage, root growth and plant health.

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Pecan trees in Arizona. This image shows a row of pecan trees after the first year of growth. On the left the row had TerraPro and Protein Crumblies and on the right the row had regular fertilizer. You can clearly see that the Soil Secrets trees did much better.

Remediating Sodium and Salts

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This project was for a strawberry and raspberry farm in California struggling with high salts, so we corrected the problem with Soil Secrets TerraPro products, and you can see the difference between the treated and non-treated foliage on these raspberries.

Improving Turf Health

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These front yard pictures are from Southern California using BIO TerraPro and Protein Crumblies.

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Silver Hill Neighborhood Goes Organic

In 2001 the City of Albuquerque with the encouragement of the Silver Hills Historic neighborhood association commissioned Michael Melendrez and his two green companies, Trees That Please and Soil Secrets to treat the soil of the medium and parkways of the neighborhood as a Proof of Concept test run on the existing aging Siberian Elms.

The goal was to see if the compacted soils and cow-trails on the turf could be restored using the organic methods invented by Michael. The process was a success and the plan for rebuilding the urban forest of Silver Hills was produced that required that the City of Albuquerque and the contractor hired to remove the old trees and rebuild the streetscapes with new trees must use the trees that Michael produced at his Trees That Please tree farm, along with the soil treatment needed to establish the natural ecology of the soils microbiome and chemistry. At the time, the protocol of products used was know as ‘Soil Therapy by Mycorr-Beasties.’

The images above show the Native Hardwood trees produced by Trees That Please being delivered, and a follow-up image showing the trees years later as they are thriving.

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