Tuesday, June 7, 2016

New Dealer

Soil Secrets has another new Dealer offering our products to Agriculture. The Dune Company of Yuma Arizona and the Dune Company of Imperial Valley California

Many good things are happening to New Mexico's fast growing Soil Ecology company called Soil Secrets LLC.  From its humble beginnings as a compost and soil amendment company manufacturing products   sold   through its parent company the Trees That Please Nursery in Los Lunas and a dozen other retail nurseries and retail stores in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas, to  developing the best molecular biology products in the industry.  Soil Secrets is  now known for being the industry leader when it comes to fixing soils and our products are requested by mine reclamation engineers, design build contractors and the world of agriculture.  Soil Secrets has taken the terms Humic Acid and Mycorrhizal fungi and perfected the quality and efficacy of those products to a standard never seen before.  The Dune Company is now on board with Soil Secrets and will offer our science to the farmers in the lower Colorado - Yuma - Gila River Valley as well as the huge Imperial Valley of California.  We at Soil Secrets and Soil Secrets Worldwide are excited to welcome on board the Dune Company.  

Michael Martin Melendrez  



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Proof of Concept Testing On Saline Sodic Soil

Last summer we did some Proof of Concept testing at the New Mexico Consortium labs, determining if the Supramolecular Aromatic Chemistry coming from the Humic molecules in TerraPro provided a Mechanism of Action in fixing or controlling sodic saline conditions.  The tests went well and with positive results, however there were a few steps that got missed or left out that I'd like to get some measurements on, so Anna and I will do a repeat of a similar tests using our new lab in Los Lunas.   I'm hoping that Kevin Devine and Stephen Gomez, both highly qualified professional chemists can help me do some test and measurements once the grow out phase is completed.  I collected 20 gallons of soil from this spot near Socorro New Mexico where even the native salt grass was beyond its tolerance and could not grow.  You can see the salt grass growing close to the collection site but not on it.  I've taken the soil back to the lab, will send samples off to a lab for a pre-test analysis, and follow that up with a post test analysis.  In the meantime we shall see what increment of TerraPro gives us the best performance germinating some stuff.  When we did this last summer with Los Alamos National Labs, the post soil analysis phase was skipped because the soil was thrown away after the roots of the plants were extracted  and measured for microbial characteristics.   I asked that the soil be returned to me, but that didn't happen. 
 


 
Michael Martin Meléndrez
Managing Member of Soil Secrets LLC

www.soilsecrets.com

Friday, May 13, 2016

Where is Soil Secrets? Latest News

Our Founder and Owner of both Trees That Please and Soil Secrets Michael Melendrez is in big demand as a soil health teacher.    He covers how the dynamics of soil really works, covering everything you need to know to understand how plants get water and nutrition out of the soil, why you should  not use soil acidifiers on alkaline soil, and how we can use a Pre-Biotic combined with a Pro-Biotic approach to building healthy soil.  Last week he was in Alamogordo New Mexico talking to Master Gardeners and a large crowd of Southern New Mexicans.  Next week he will be talking in Yuma Arizona  and in the Imperial Valley of California, teaching professional farm agronomists how we can fix farm soil using biomimicry doing the same Pre-Biotic Pro-Biotic process.  Some of the largest independent ag fertilizer company's in North America are now using Michael's Soil Secrets products to accomplish the job of fixing the natural process of soil. 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Letter from beyond satisfied farmer!

Here is a letter from a beyond satisfied farmer 
to our Soil Secrets Distributor John Miller.


05/08/16 


Soil Secrets Distribution and AgGrand Dealer
John Miller, President
SPEC International, Inc.
13952 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85739


Dear John,

As a small farmer in the Arizona desert, I have to commend you and your great recommendations on applicable growing products for my farm. If you will remember a year ago or so I was talking with you about my small citrus trees that I had just planted in the Winter. I really thought I had done a poor job of planting they were very thin and weak, you had mentioned to me about using your Terra Pro product on the base of my trees. I had purchased a tote from you earlier and saw amazing results in my vegetable gardens, but I had not considered using it on my trees. I simply sprinkled about a pound around the tree well of each tree, didn’t think much about it for a few months. In that same conversation you mentioned your organic AGgrand product which I also was purchasing from you for my vegetable gardens, to spray my trees down with a diluted solution every month or so. Since I had started this practice on my citrus, I was also curious if it would work on my stone fruit trees, so I went ahead and included them!

The results this season are nothing short of outstanding! The new growth and fruit production is the highest since I have lived on the property, these are young trees and there is so much fruit that the branches are falling to the ground! Our first harvest off of two Peach trees was over 200lbs, I am scrambling to get them all SOLD! We have many more to pick, just waiting for them to size up a bit. 

I just wanted to send you a quick note with a huge Thank You, for the recommendations of these two products for my trees!

Thank you for supporting my little farm…

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bare-Root Craze

The season is here! Trees That Please is now excited to announce the availability of our Bare-root Fruit Trees! Our large varieties and high quality options of bare-root fruit trees, at the best price possible, make for an exciting season for fruit tree lovers, and the beginner to advanced gardeners. 
During the midwinter season, while the fruit trees are dormant, the trees are uprooted from the fields and shipped to our retail nursery. As a result of the trees winter dormancy, the root systems remain intact and healthy during this process; allowing you to expand your garden at the lowest prices of the season. 
Planting bare-root fruit trees in the dormant season will allow you to prune and train your tree to be the particular shape and size you desire. Planting dormant bare-root fruit trees allows for a stress free environment while your tree adapts to its new soil. Bare-root fruit trees are one of the easiest ways to include food bearing trees into your garden. 
             To be successful at growing bare root fruit trees, or any tree, the health of the soil is of paramount importance. Soil Secrets helps to solve that problem. Soil Secrets, North Americas leader in soil ecology, builds the right products for making its soil as healthy as possible.  Soil Secrets features unique molecular biology products including TerraPro which contains the active ingredient of Supramolecular Humic Molecules, a Soil Pro-Biotic consortium of beneficial soil bacteria called BioPack and the most concentrated mycorrhizal fungi product in the world called EndoMaxima.   Mycorrhizal fungi help plants get nutrients and water out of the soil and protect plants from disease.    The Supramolecular Humic Molecules discovered and manufactured by Soil Secrets are bio-identical and are the carbon rich molecules  that defines the essence of a healthy soil. To complete the protocol Soil Secrets makes a nutritional calorie  that feeds the soil food web called Protein Crumblies. Soil Secrets is also available at Trees That Please, Albuqurque Metropolitans premier retail nursery.

Whether your garden is well established or just beginning, our fruit trees will be an assured enhancement to your landscape. With prices starting at $14.99, look to us for your bare-root apple, pear, blackberry, plum, sweet or tart cherry, peach, fig, raspberry, gooseberry, pomegranate, kiwi, and many more! Our knowledgeable staff are enthusiastic to help you decide on the best variety for your particular needs and landscape. 






Thursday, March 10, 2016

 Michael Martin MelĂ©ndrez

"Microbes Rule"
 At one time Soil Secrets like everybody else attempted to fix the many problems of soil by using products such as compost, compost tea, compost extracts, worm castings, bio-char, molasses, and the list goes on. However with microbial labs now getting into the act and working for hire providing the ability to look for the DNA footprint of microbes, along with gene sequencing, we can now create products and protocols that have turned a "square wheel world into a round wheel." We can now produce exactly the correct microbes that are needed to solve the many issues of soil health and plant nutrient uptake, particularly in agriculture where increasing salinity is inhibiting the uptake of plant nutrients. Check out the list of the Soil Biota that we are currently working on providing our farming and landscaping clients. At the moment we are waiting for final approval by all the government entities of these microbes, so we can begin offering them. The product is a consortium of microbes we call "Soil Probiotic BioPack." The BioPack will be a new tool in our tool box to go along with our EndoMaxima Mycorrhizal product, the highest rated and highest spore count mycorrhizal inoculant sold in North America.