EnSoil Algae for Municipalities
Save Money, Reduce Synthetic-chemical Inputs, Improve Green Spaces
Now Taking Orders for Fall 2023
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EnSoil Algae Can Save Your Municipality Money
Municipal budgets have been greatly impacted by climate crises and supply chain issues. One result is that allocations for public green spaces are slashed or sometimes cut altogether. Fortunately, EnSoil Algae can help.
EnSoil is an algal soil amendment concentrate made from a living culture of Chlorella vulgaris algae. With EnSoil Algae, municipalities can pull-back substantially on expensive NPK fertility inputs to save money while improving the overall soil health and water holding capacity of public green spaces.
OMRI listed in the US, Canada and Mexico, EnSoil is ideal for municipalities and public parks transitioning to Organic Land Management practices.
EnSoil Algae is readily available because it's made in the U.S.A.-
No supply chain hassles.
Here Are Some Additional Ways that
EnSoil Algae can Benefit Your Municipality
The science behind EnSoil is not new. There are more than 40 years of research on the effectiveness of Chlorella as a soil amendment; it has been used in countries throughout the world. Enlightened Soil Corp has now made EnSoil commercially available in the U.S., providing an NPK alternative that can do the following: 1) increase soil health, 2) promote plant growth, 3) intensify green color, and 4) improve drought resistance. It also, 5) is safe for waterways, 6) involves no tonnage, and 7) costs only $20 per acre to treat.
& Plant Health
It is well known that the microbial makeup in your digestive system, the biome, has a direct effect on health, and that dietary habits and supplements can affect your biome. The well-being and growth of plants depend on an similar process. Like humans, plants live in a symbiotic (cooperative) arrangement with microbes. The soil around the roots, known as the rhizosphere, is essentially the plant’s biome. The rich mixture of microorganisms living there performs a number of tasks critical to plant growth and health.
Soil bacteria “fix nitrogen”; that is, they convert atmospheric nitrogen into compounds that are absorbed by plant roots and used for photosynthesis and the production of organic compounds like amino acids and proteins. That’s right—plants themselves don’t fix nitrogen. It is a function of soil bacteria. For example, we plant legumes, like peanuts or chickpeas, to enrich soil, to raise the level of nitrogen. However, it is bacteria in the root nodules of legumes that actually process atmospheric nitrogen.
The major benefit to improving soil health for lawn care is building up drought resistance and decreasing weed infestations. Healthy land management with focus on soil health will improve your soil structure and your water-holding capacity of the land. Increasing your SOM increases the water available for plants to grow and thrive as well.
The major benefit to improving soil health for public green spaces is building up drought resistance and decreasing weed infestations. Healthy land management with focus on soil health will improve your soil structure and your water-holding capacity of the land. Increasing your SOM increases the water available for plants to grow and thrive as well.
Safe for People & Pets
More and more constituents-- especially parents with young children--insist that their family members and pets not be unnecessarily exposed to synthetic-chemicals, including NPK inputs. With EnSoil Algae, city planners can dramatically cut or even remove synthetic NPK fertilizers from maintenance and growing regimens, offering their constituents a regenerative and/or organic option for their public green spaces.
Greener Greens with Enhanced Chlorophyll
Photosynthesis is the foundation of life as we know it. Plants and algae are able to convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates. We are beginning to understand the role of microalgae in the process.
When EnSoil Algae is applied to plants and soil, it signals to microbes in the biome, stimulating activity. This is measurable through Haney Testing. The resulting increase in microbial activity results in improved nitrogen fixation and nutrient solubilization, providing more nutrients to plants.
Plants benefit from foliar application of EnSoil Algae. It enhances chlorophyll directly, helping plants capture the sun’s energy more efficiently. Plants treated with EnSoil Algae respond positively. Farmers, ranchers, gardeners, and lawn care specialists all report deeper green colors and improved growth from use of EnSoil Algae. This is photosynthesis at work.
Plants experiencing enhanced photosynthesis put more carbon in the soil to feed the microbial community. Which leads to greater nutrient uptake for the plant!
Unlike NPK inputs, EnSoil Algae (C. vulgaris) do not go into solution. They are living cells, a suspension of particles in water. After sitting for a few hours, the cells fall to the bottom of the bottle and only disperse uniformly with mild agitation. Because they are particulate, they do not penetrate far into the soil. In addition, migration through soil is hindered by algae’s positive charge. Soil is negatively charged, so the algae lodge in place. Finally the number of algae cells applied is relatively small. Fifty-thousand cells per square foot is a "micro-amount."
EnSoil Algae is safe to use
during mandated Nitrate Blackouts.
EnSoil Algae applications have proven beneficial in tuning plant responses to several types of abiotic stress. Abiotic stress is usually oxidative stress, and plants have natural defenses when exposed to stressors such as drought or salt. They produce antioxidant enzymes that detoxify reactive oxygen species (ROS). Treatment with EnSoil Algae boosts plants' natural antioxidant production, and thus mitigates the effects of drought or salt. A practical corollary is that algae treated plants require less irrigation!
& Water Retention
EnSoil Algae can help reverse the catastrophic consequences of soil compaction and water runoff from decades of chemical fertilization. Fertilizers have destroyed soil biology and consequently soil structure. The outcome is a devasting reduction in water infiltration and soil's water holding capacity.
However, just a 1% gain in soil organic matter (SOM) can represent as much 20,000 gallons of additional water holding capacity per acre. Application of EnSoil Algae--especially when paired with regenerative farming practices like no till and cover cropping--can dramatically improve SOM, improving soil structure. The better the soil structure, the better water holding capacity in the soil, and the easier for plants to utilize the water. As an added bonus, because EnSoil Algae is used in micro-amounts and is particulate, it does not go into solution. It stays lodged in the soil and does not runoff causing watershed pollution.
As drought conditions lead to more strict water usage regulation, it is critical that our soils capture and hold as much rain and irrigation as possible. There is a direct return on investment in soil structure improvement!
EnSoil Algae vs. NPK Inputs
Dramatically improves soil health
Promotes plant growth
Safe for people and pets
No synthetic-chemical runoff into waterways
Improves drought resistance
EnSoil production process: Green
$20 per acre
Depletes Soil Health
Enables plant growth
Can be harmful to people and pets
Synthetic-chemical runoff contaminates waterways
Requires tons of material
NPK production process: energy use is intensive & generates greenhouse gas.
$125+ per acre