Agony Acres & CSI Natural discover obvious benefits of soil amendments during commerical grows at family farm in Samsula, FL.
CSI Natural received the call, "Get out here and see for yourself how much of a difference CSI Natural Soil Amendment made on our crops this year!", said Ray Wright, owner of Agony Acres in Samsula, FL. CSI Natural amended 2-3 acres of family farm land with different blends of soil amendments in November, 2010 with the hope of testing what we've learned about soil amendments in real-life.
CSI Natural loaded-up the truck and headed to Samsula, FL for an unannounced visit to Agony Acres. Upon arrival , CSI Natural had no idea what to expect but we definitely needed to see the results with our own eyes. In theory, the soil amendments should provide a weed free source of stabilized organic matter, increased water/fertilizer retention, and often times will increase crop yield. So we weren't sure what all the the hype was really about but we did have an idea.
"Holy S**!, you weren't lying Ray!" What an obvious difference in weed suppression when compared to traditional methods. The alternative is usually to apply a variety of herbicides to control weed invasions. "I can't believe how well CSI Natural Matting Mulch worked-out!", said Mr. Wright. "That stuff tilled into the ground so nicely and I I didn't have to apply ANY herbicide to the rows which utilized the CSI Natural Soil Amendment". The rows where no soil amendment was applied, a herbicide had to be used to control weed growth.
Agony Acres uses a flood-n-drain approach to irrigation and the effects CSI Natural Matting Mulch had on water retention was tremendous. Mr. Wright was quick to also point out how the rows where the CSI Natural Soil Amendment was applied; the fertilizer was absorbed and retained by the rows instead of running-off. As a result, CSI Natural Soil Amendment absorb the fertilizer and as the woody materials broke-down over time, all absorbed fertilizer was slowly released into the ground providing nutrients as needed.
"I spent less money to produce a better crop and it's a better approach to farming, soil amendments are a no-brainer". Ray Wright