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Information about the use of microbial products in agriculture, wastewater, bioremediation and more.

Custom Biologicals manufactures and distributes a wide variety of microbial products for use in a number of industries.

Harnessing Microbes to Improve Corn Stalk Decomposition

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Harnessing Microbes to Improve Corn Stalk Decomposition As the world’s second largest producer of corn, the United States generates a vast amount of corn stalk residue each year after the grain harvest. These nutrient-rich stalks, leaves, and cobs left in the fields represent a significant agricultural resource, but their slow decomposition can present challenges for …

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Cover Crops and Microbials

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 Cover Crops and Microbials: A Symbiotic Relationship for Sustainable Agriculture In the pursuit of sustainable agricultural practices, the focus has increasingly shifted towards harnessing the power of nature’s intricate web of relationships. One such powerful alliance lies in the partnership between cover crops and beneficial soil microbes. This synergy offers a potent recipe for healthier …

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 Sustainable Soybean Farming: A Guide to Cultivating a Crop for the Future

Sustainable Soybean Farming

 Sustainable Soybean Farming: A Guide to Cultivating a Crop for the Future Soybeans are a global powerhouse, providing essential protein and oil for humans and animals alike. However, the conventional production of soybeans has come under scrutiny for its environmental impact. This has sparked a growing demand for sustainable soybean farming practices that minimize harm …

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A Guide to Sustainable Cotton Farming

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 Growing Green Gold: A Guide to Sustainable Cotton Farming Cotton, the “white gold” that clothes our world, has a dark side. Conventional cotton production is notorious for its environmental impact, from excessive water use and pesticide and herbicide reliance to soil degradation and biodiversity loss. Fortunately, a growing movement towards sustainable cotton farming offers a …

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5 Characteristics of Fertile Soil

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5 Characteristics of Fertile Soil: Understanding What Makes Soil Thrive Soil is the foundation of life on Earth. It supports the growth of plants, which in turn provide us with food, shelter, and oxygen. Healthy soil is essential for a sustainable future, and understanding its characteristics is crucial for its proper management. This post delves …

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Eutrophication -The Silent Killer

Eutrophication

Eutrophication -The Silent Killer Eutrophication, a seemingly innocuous word, describes a process with profound and often devastating consequences for aquatic ecosystems. It’s a silent killer, slowly suffocating lakes, rivers, and coastal waters, leaving behind a trail of ecological damage and economic hardship. What is Eutrophication? In essence, the eutrophication definition is the excessive enrichment of …

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Types of Soil – Understanding the Difference

Types of Soil - Understanding the Difference

Types of Soil – Understanding the Difference Soil, the thin layer of loose material covering the Earth’s surface, is often taken for granted. Yet, this seemingly simple material plays a crucial role in supporting life. It provides the foundation for agriculture, filters water, and contributes to the overall health of our planet. Understanding the different …

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Lift Station Maintenance – Microbial Products

Lift Station Maintenance

Lift Station Maintenance – Microbial Products We all know the unsung heroes of our wastewater systems – lift stations. These tireless workhorses quietly pump wastewater uphill, ensuring smooth sailing for our plumbing and sanitation. But just like any hardworking machine, lift stations need regular maintenance to keep running smoothly. And that’s where the magic of …

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Urban Gardens and the Power of Biofertilizers

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 Urban Gardens and the Power of Biofertilizers The urban landscape, often synonymous with concrete and steel, is rapidly transforming. A burgeoning movement is reclaiming neglected spaces, turning balconies, rooftops, and even tiny patches of land into vibrant, flourishing urban gardens. These gardens offer more than just aesthetic beauty; they represent a powerful force for environmental …

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