With all of the information and experience I have gleaned on my journey, Sand to Soil Services takes an ecosystem management approach conducive for growing healthy trees that produce nutrient dense crops. This approach considers soil minerals, soil and foliar biology, carbon, cover crops and plant nutritional needs based on stages of growth as the core concepts to rebuild resilient soils to support healthy trees and high quality fruit.
One advantage of this agroecosystem management production model is that input costs are reduced year after year.
There are in excess of 50 elements in plants and to the best of our knowledge eighteen of them are considered essential for a plant to grow and reproduce.
Soil biology is the mediator of life on Earth. It is the function of the biological systems acting as the “gut” of plants.
Introducing multi species cover crops into citrus production is the most efficient and economical way to provide carbon, promote the biology and feed it in the soil.
This is not a certified organic system. Certified organics tells us what we can't do, not what to do.
This is a process of building up the biological functions in the soil and on the plant. Nothing is off limits. It is an understanding that some synthetic inputs and cultural practices comprise soil and foliar microbes. We take necessary steps to promote and feed the microbes.
If we take one step backward, we then need to take two steps forward.