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Grow Sustainable Landscapes The Biological Method: the key to better growth.

Embrace a revolutionary way to grow sustainable landscapes while balancing productivity and environmental concerns with The Biological Method. Feed your soil and your plants!

Grow Sustainable Landscapes with the biological method

The Biological Method What on God's Green Earth is The Biological Method?

The Way Back to Sustainable Growth

2 min 30 sec Read

The Biological Method is a unique framework we’ve developed that combines geological, biological, and natural chemical components for a better way to grow…well, basically anything—from trees to performance turf, crops, flowers and, yes, even cannabis. It works like magic.

Except it’s not: it’s science.

So how exactly does it work?

The goal of The Biological Method is to invest in increasing microbial diversity and turn your plant’s root zone into a Net Contributor. By improving the carbon quality, seeding with beneficial species, and mimicking productive natural ecosystems as a foundational approach, we ensure maximum natural, sustainable fertility and disease suppression. The Biological Method provides the tools for building soil quality and capitalizes on natural processes that address:

Geological elements — the physical properties of the soil,

Biological elements — the makeup of the life— the microbes and plants, and

Chemical elements — the minerals and compounds that boost biological activity

The difference is in the microbial elements.

Soil Nitrogen release through soil protozoan predation of bacteria

There are two main things beneficial microbes do: first they synthesize nutrients in the soil and deliver them to the plants when they need them. The second thing they do is called competitive exclusion: they take up more seats at the table, competing over the same resources as diseases, crowding them out, and limiting their damage.

What it Looks Like

First, we’ll take steps to address the microbial elements. Such as, reviewing your mechanical practices, addressing carbon inputs, exploring environmental limitations, and testing your soils for microbial activity and diversity. 

Second, we’ll look at targeted fertilizers and renewable nutrient sources to address any mineral deficiencies. Traditional synthetic inputs work like steroids or antibiotics: yes, they can supercharge growth. Still, they also can create dependency or wipe out everything in sight. Not ideal long-term sustainable solutions that can also lead to potential resistance and total loss of the tool. The Biological Method uses these inputs as a top-up to natural sources as they are vital tools in land management when used correctly.

Dependence causes overuse, and it’s overuse that is negatively impacting our environments. Biological components, on the other hand—such as beneficial microbes and their products—act like soil probiotics, limiting the dependence on such aggressive inputs. Thus, the Biological Method is a realignment of management inputs and practices that work within nature.

What to Expect

Balance organic and synthetic mineral fertilizer for a better way to grow

No sugar coating it here, it takes investment and diligence, but the good news is it’s worth it. By making slight changes to your management practices and paying attention to your microbial communities, you will see positive changes in growth vigour, disease pressure, and profitability.

To reap the full benefit of The Biological Method usually takes a few years of dedication to soil health. Unfortunately, we have no silver bullet, and it takes time to wean the land off its chemical dependency. Just like you can’t go for one run, eat one salad, and declare yourself healthy, your living soil won’t change overnight. But not to worry,  there’s light at the end of this tunnel!

The Biological Method has seen up to a +50% reduction in both fertilizer or crop protection inputs while maintaining or improving quality and productivity depending on the industry.

Preserve natural mineral deposits and support vital reduced harm crop protection technologies with The Biological Method.

The best of both worlds.

The science checks out… We work with the brightest minds to push boundaries.

The advancement of DNA PCR molecular tools and ICP & UPLC chemical mass spectrometry has opened a window into our world that has never been possible before. We now have the tools to see how microbes and their products affect the soil physicochemical interactions, and the impact fertilizers and amendments have on these systems.

The Biological Method is a revolutionary approach to better growth. And it’s working. Through relationships with real businesses and leading scientists who are experts in their field, that help us discover, tweak and adapt our technologies to meet your challenges of the day.

Laboratory with three people working with machinery.

OUR PARTNERS

  • Alan Wicks
    PhD, Plant Physiology

  • George Lazarovits
    PhD, Plant Pathology

  • Edwin Liem
    PhD, Civil-Environmental Engineering

  • Saveetha Kandasamy
    PhD, Plant Pathology

  • Darlene Lintott
    MSc, Environmental Toxicology

Testing Soil and water testing: what’s going on in there?

Powered by the Vitellus Soil Health Assessment developed and validated by A&L Canada labs, we can guide our practices to better harmonize with natural processes for the highest outputs with the lowest inputs.

Prescription without diagnosis is malpractice. Everything starts with the soil (or the water), the existing properties of the environment we’re dealing with. Once we see what you got under the hood, we’re able to present a complete program that’s right for you. From there you can make informed decisions, from the most accurate data, on where best to invest your resources for maximum ROI.

While we bring much upon ourselves, we need to be prepared, organized and able to respond to a crisis. The best intentions do not alleviate disaster nor mitigate loss. Preparation does, so today “an Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure.”

Kris Ringwall

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