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In This Issue . . . Table of Contents Plant-Microbial Interactions Part 3 (Cont'd) .................2 Field Report: Super Phos ® on Corn ....................................... 3 Welcome New Huma Gro ® Distributors .........................3 New on the BHN Hub ...................................................3 Golf Course Profile: Desert Mountain............................4 Greens Special Turf Program ......................................... 4 Case Study: Bio Genesis in Az Municipal Wastewater ...... 5 Microplex™ FLP Added to Microbial Line .....................5 Photo: Huma Gro ® in Brazil ..................................................................6 Photo: Dr. Abi-Ghanem Receives AIARD Award ...............................6 Upcoming Trade Shows ................................................. 6 A Quarterly Publication by BIO HUMA NETICS, Inc. As the weather heats up in Arizona, product development, field demonstrations, and sales at Bio Huma Netics and its 3 product divisions are heating up as well. In this newsletter, we lead off with Part 3 of our series on plant-microbial interactions, describing the importance of maintaining a healthy biosphere to maximize crop yields: we reinforce the idea that carbon is the energy currency of soil, a key component of all our product development for over 40 years. In our Huma Gro® section we feature Promax® as an alternative to Dupont®'s Vydate®, which has been in short supply since a factory closure in 2014. A field report from Minnesota demonstrates how 1 gallon of Super Phos® replaced 15 gallons of 10-34-0 and still led to an almost 20 bu/ac increase in corn yield. For Huma Gro® Turf we provide a profile of a Scottsdale golf course that Jack Nicklaus described as "one of the greatest golf clubs in the world," and how the course's second-generation superintendent follows his father's footsteps in using Huma Gro® Turf products. For Probiotic Solutions®, we feature a case study in which an Arizona municipal wastewater facility successfully used Bio Genesis® to reduce foam and SVI. And don't forget to register for our October 25th BHN World Conference and reserve your hotel room while they're still available. More information is available at http://bhn.us/bhn-world-conference-2016/. Microorganisms: The Living Engine of Soil Part 3—Biocontrol of Plant Pathogens by Larry Cooper, with Rita Abi-Ghanem, PhD In Part 1 of this article series, we discussed the fact that soil needs a healthy diversity of microorganisms to produce the conditions essential for strong plants and high yields. In Part 2, we took a closer look at important plant-microbial interactions involved in bio fertilization. In Part 3, we discuss the role of microorganisms in biocontrol of plant pathogens. A healthy crop soil is teeming with billions of microbes per square inch. Too small for the human eye to see, the accumulated body mass of microbes in a crop field can exceed 1 ton per acre. Plants depend on these tiny creatures for many important health and growth func- tions, and crop yields are greatly influenced by whether or not the microbes are present in suffi- cient numbers and with sufficient diversity to do their jobs. In previous articles in this series we discussed how microbes break down plant and animal matter into humus, releasing minerals in soluble forms that are easier for plants to absorb. Microbes bring nutrients into the soil from the at- mosphere (nitrogen fixation) and from locked up mineral reserves that are already in the soil. They also degrade soil pollutants and help to hold soil aggregates together while increasing porosity, creating channels through which roots can grow and water can flow—increasing infiltration and reducing runoff. Plants and certain microbial groups can have a symbiotic relationship: plants provide microbes with energy in the form of carbohydrates (a (CONTINUED NEX T PAGE) 2 Q ND 2016 World Conference

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