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Triterra

Triterra Results

Triterra

The primary objective in using Triterra is to maintain a constant level of microbial activity in the soil. We rely on the microbes to decompose organic matter, solubilize granular fertilizer and exhaust carbon dioxide (CO2) which works it's way through the soil profile to the canopy and is eventually taken in by the plant for photosysthesis. The tables below show that greens that were regularly sprayed with microbes held higher levels in the soil.

When levels of good microbes in the soil are high, it makes it difficult for pathogenic (bad) microbes to populate. It's simply to hard to make a living with all that competition. However, when there is stress, drought, waterlogged soils or use of fungicides or herbicides, the populations of microbes are reduced. When these numbers dwindle, it is then easier for the bad microbes to move in and take over. The tables below show examples of different species of parasitic nematodes that were reduced over time as a result of regular spraying with the Triterra. The Triterra microbes are not a nematicide. This is a prime example of natural selection, "the strongest will survive." When the Triterra microbes are applied to the soils in such high numbers, the competition for survival begins. There is only so much food, oxygen and nutrient available. When it becomes too hard to survive, the pathogenic (bad) microbes move on to another location. It's like sending in the 101st Airborne to recapture territory!

There are many advantages to using Triterra. Many lake management companies use microbes to help maintain pond health and water clarity. You can download a case study from a golf course that uses the Triterra for keeping their ponds clean.

Microbes are nature's decomposers. Microbes feed on dead grass, thatch and organic matter. Attached is a university study showing that soils regularly dosed with microbes kept thatch levels down to a level equivalent with verticutting.

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TRITERRA – Weekly spraying of greens
  Date Count in Soil (microbes/gram) Specification
Before TRITERRA 3/26/2004 140,000 90% Bacillus
After TRITERRA 7/21/2004 64,000,000 75% Bacillus, 25% Pseudomonas

TRITERRA - Single Green Treated for 3 months.
  Count in Soil (microbes/gram) Specification
Control Green 930,000 68% Bacillus
32% Pseudomonas
Treated Green 3,500,000 71% Pseudomonas
28% Bacillus
1% Actinomycetes

TRITERRA - Weekly spraying of Greens with Nematode Infestation.
  Nematode Counts Listed with Max threshold requiring treatment shown.
Date Root Knot
(Max = 80)
Spiral
(Max = 700)
Ring
(Max= 500)
Before -4 /3/2003 168 3300 0
After - 5/16/2003 0 1760 496
After - 6/6/2003 0 68 12
Conclusion: TRITERRA increased native populations of microbes and good nematodes making it more difficult for pathogenic species to thrive.

TRITERRA - Weekly spraying of Greens with Nematode Infestation.
  Nematode Counts Listed with Max threshold requiring treatment shown.
Date Lance
(Max = 40)
Sting
(Max = 10)
Before - 4/3/2003 3570 214
After - 6/19/2003 8 16

Conclusion: TRITERRA increased native populations of microbes and good nematodes making it more difficult for pathogenic species to thrive.

We continue to learn of the advantages of using microbes. Bottom line is that microbes allow us to control things naturally and allow the soils to behave in the way they are supposed to.