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BHN Spring 2015 Newsletter

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BHN Vision Video-A Life of Abundance In This Issue What Is Soil? (Cont'd) ................................... 2 Micronutrients Are the Key to Better Yields ............................... 3 Product Spotlight: LUCKY 7® and MAX PAK® ............................................. 3 Field Report: OMRI-Registered PROMAX ® Reduces Nematodes on Golf Course .......... 4 Case Study: BIO ENERGIZER ® Reduces Pond Odors and Sludge at Golf Course ............... 5 Trade Show Recap ........................................ 6 CCA Congratulations to BHN Staff .............. 6 BHN Social Media Channels ....................... 6 Spring 2015 A Quarterly Publication by BIO HUMA NETICS, Inc. The 68th UN General Assembly Declared 2015 the International Year of Soils "Agriculture must, literally, return to its roots by rediscovering the importance of healthy soil, drawing on natural sources of plant nutrition, and using mineral fertilizer wisely." -Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The International Year of Soils (IYS) 2015 aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of soil for food security and essential ecosystem functions. "Living the life of abundance" must always begin with healthy soils. In fact, BHN echoes the FAO when we say that healthier life begins with healthier soils. Healthy soils are the foundation to agriculture and are essential as global demands rise for food, fuel, and fiber. Healthy soils are also important in facing the challenges of a growing population, climate change, and extreme weather events. What do healthy soils do? Healthy soils keep nutrients in the soil, increase organic matter, promote soil stability and structure, and improve water penetration and holding capacity. Our products are uniquely suited to rehabilitate soils to optimal health. In 2015, we celebrate the International Year of Soils by publishing a series of articles highlighting key aspects of soil science. In this issue, we have "What Is Soil?" by Dr. Buck. Future newsletters will have articles on the following related topics: • Types of Soil • Soil Biota – Living Microbes • Plant-Soil Microbial Interactions Every responsible company has to establish a clear vision of how it and its products fit into the grand world scheme. is is especially true for companies that focus their products on agriculture, turf, and water. Ear- lier this year we produced a short video that represents the Bio Huma Netics (BHN) company vision and commitment to help growers/operators and communities—both locally and all over the world—through our sustainable, efficient products and programs to Live a Life of Abundance. We've posted the video on our YouTube channel, but you can also find links to it on our company blogs and social media channels (see the back page of this newsletter for a complete list of BHN, HUMA GRO®, HUMA GRO® TURF, and PROBIOTIC SOLUTIONS® social media channels). What Is Soil? (Part 1.1) Johann Buck, PhD is two-part article continues our 2015 series on soil as we recognize the International Year of Soils. In Part 1.1 we define soil and its formation. In Part 1.2 we'll continue with soil texture, structure, and color. "Daddy, which is this – soil or dirt?" at's the question Billy asked his father in one of my fa- vorite e Family Circus comic strips. Let's begin with dirt. e word "dirt" is derived from the Old Norse word "drit," which means excrement. Dirt is what you get under your fingernails or on your clothing or shoes while working in soil. Several definitions exist for soil. Many of those definitions are, let's be honest, dull. (ose specific definitions of soil can be found on the USDA Soil Education Web page). e Soil Sci- ence Society of America (SSSA) first defines soil as "an amazing substance." e SSSA continues to define soil as "a complex mix of minerals, air, water, and countless microorganisms, soil forms at the surface of the land and comes in many types." In other words, soil possesses life, it sup- ports life, and that makes soil exciting! Okay, so soil is alive and exciting. How does it form? What is it made of? What does it look like? Soil Formation CLORPT. No, that word isn't Klingon: it stands for "Climate, Organisms, Relief (landscape), Parent material, and Time." ese represent the (Continued Next Page)

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