New USDA/ARS research on soil health shows “Soil microbial diversity based on polyphasic microbial analysis was restored by Vitazyme in soils planted to maize and soybean treated with glyphosate. A high microbial diversity is essential to maintain a stable ecosystem and crop productivity.”
Dec. 18, 2017 — Field trials in 2014-17 by Ag Research Service scientists based at the University of Missouri showed substantial benefits for soil health. The fact that glyphosate decreases beneficial bacteria and amplifies fungal growth on roots has been documented since 2009.
We’ve searched for means of “remediating” glyphosate damage — mostly by trying to inoculate soils with beneficial organisms that might break down glyphosate and its metabolites including AMPA. The soil studies on Vitazyme, headed by USDA/ARS researcher Dr. Bob Kremer, are the first carefully researched results we’ve seen to show positive benefits on beneficial organisms.
Several scientific papers will emerge from this research. The first summary is shown as a poster displayed at the International Biostimulant Congress in Miami in November. The poster inserted below is a somewhat lower resolution version for computer screen display.
Paul Syltie, research director for Vital Earth, the makers of Vitazyme, sent us this poster along with these comments:
“It is very well done, and tells a most excellent story of how Vitazyme remediates the damage done to rhizosphere microbes and roots, especially to reverse the outbreak of Fusarium root rot. The data speak for themselves. This information will be published in a journal in due course, after all of the data have been compiled for this year.