Substantial increases in soil carbon across five key crops verify impact of microbiome-enhancing treatments from Locus Agricultural Solutions
SOLON, OHIO (PRWEB) AUGUST 07, 2019
Locus Agricultural Solutions (Locus AG) reports record levels of carbon sequestered in land treated with a breakthrough line of soil amendments (soil “probiotics”), including Rhizolizer® , which is pulling up to 121% more carbon into the soil than non-treated plots within a year—the largest impact any approach has offered to date. Results from the treatment of almonds, cherries, turf/sod, grapes and citrus across the U.S., as well as impressive preliminary growth data from hardwood reforestation, show a dramatic increase in soil carbon sequestration as well as vastly improved plant productivity. The new data, verified by multiple third parties, comes ahead of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report release this week stressing the importance of addressing agricultural land in the fight against climate change.
Rhizolizer, which has already been proven to consistently increase yields across over 25 crops by as much as 43%, is now also being recognized as one of the most highly effective solutions to addressing the climate emergency—with treated land sequestering an additional 3.3-8.6 metric tons of CO2 equivalents per acre in just the first year. The rapidly scalable product works by enhancing the soil microbiome, maximizing root growth and foliar canopy, improving nutrient uptake and ultimately supercharging photosynthesis—the plant’s natural ability to pull carbon out of the atmosphere. Rapid adoption has led to treatments on more than 40,000 acres—potentially offsetting the carbon emissions of an estimated 40,000 cars or 18.6 million gallons of gasoline annually.
“Global discussions and reports, such as the IPCC being released this week, are confirming the direct connection between land use and global warming—making it crucial that we implement better soil health and agricultural management practices that can offer an immediate impact,” said Paul Zorner, CEO of Locus AG. “The unparalleled capability of our ‘probiotics’ to increase soil carbon deposition meets the imminent industry and global need for sustainable management tools that are highly effective yet profitable, across all growing methods.”
While many techniques are being introduced to mitigate carbon emissions, few options exist with the ability to remove CO2 from the atmosphere at the scale that agricultural soils offer. Locus AG’s organic soil “probiotics” are the first to both substantially improve crop productivity while reducing atmospheric carbon, positioning the company as a true pioneer in advancing solutions to climate change.
For more information on Locus AG’s technology, results from the soil “probiotic” treatments or the company’s ongoing carbon research, visit LocusAG.com.
About Locus Agricultural Solutions®
Locus Agricultural Solutions® (Locus AG) provides growers with science-based solutions that address challenges to agricultural productivity and sustainability from the ground up—while improving user profits. The company’s current treatment program utilizes patented fermentation technology to produce fresh agricultural microbes (“probiotics”) that are delivered rapidly to growers via a unique cold-chain process for maximum efficacy. Ongoing treatments result in improved plant resilience and vigor, higher productivity, more soil carbon deposition and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Locus AG leverages its core scientific capabilities from its parent organization, Locus Fermentation Solutions (Locus FS), an Ohio-based green technology company. For more information, visit LocusAG.com.
Locus AG’s organic soil “probiotics” are the first to both substantially improve crop productivity while reducing atmospheric carbon