Soil Microbiology

SC27 is formulated and tested to remediate depeleted soil conditions from mining of the soil and use of chemical fertilizers.

Beneficial Microbes

Trials across a variety soils conditions show those with beneficial microbial populations are usually more productive.

Crop Quality

The use of SC27 by commercial growers has consistently shown improvements in crop quality for fruit, vegetables, flowers, turf and grasses

Yield

Soils with abundant beneficial microbial populations are usually more productive.

Natural Science Center (USA) Inc. is licensed to produce SC27 products under its parent company Natural Science Centre (Australia) Pty Ltd, which is an Australian company located in Perth, Western Australia. Natural Science Centre (Australia) in collaboration with associated groups including universities, hospitals, commercial partners and government agencies (in many countries), has focused its R&D in a number of key research disciplines including microbiology, virology, mycology, cell biology and culture, biochemistry, plant pathology and physiology, ecology, biotechnology and molecular genetics. These disciplines are diverse and include areas of agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, forestry, medicine, pharmaceuticals and natural mechanisms of disease control. Microgene further records, and represents to the public, the commercial results and potential commercial realities of R&D undertaken on behalf of its associates such as Natural Science Center (USA).


Microbiology of grower soils

Most soils used for the growing of crops of commercial significance are depleted in one of their most important growing components – soil microbiology. Extensive research has shown us that this component is generally disregarded, as the grower is unaware of the importance of this major component. They cannot see the soil micro-flora and normally do not give thought to it. The soil micro-flora is critically important in nutrient recycling, pathogen control, hormone production and other major components that growers need within their commercial systems. At our laboratories, we see this need on a daily, weekly and annual basis. We see that the correlation between soil disturbance and reduced microbial activity generally determines how commercial crops perform. The more disturbed the soil environment, the less productive the crop. In most cases, disturbance cannot be avoided e.g. tractors in fields, mixing of composts and correct growing substrates can severely disturb the growing medium.


Re-Introduction of micro-flora

An easy way to re-introduce the most active microorganisms lost in this process is to choose a mechanism of micro-flora re-introduction. This is generally inexpensive, rapid and easy to implement. The use of selected beneficial bacteria including actinomycetes and fungi has clearly proven to be a simple yet effective way of achieving this important objective.

Products such as SC27 PLUS & SC27 Turf & Shrubs (live bacterial products), Trichoderma species (KolonizetmT) and mycorrhizal fungi (KolonizetmM) have conclusively shown their efficacy in many growing environments in many parts of the world.

Natural Science Center USA (NSC) has over the past 20 years conducted, greenhouse and field trials providing support to the efficacy, utility and economic benefits of using SC27 as part of a sustainable management strategy for our growers.

Results from these trials showed higher beneficial microbial populations in the soil; overall improved soil health; and enhance plants root mass and development. The incorporation of these beneficial microbes into soils, improves the physical and chemical soil properties. It is well documented in the science literature that soils with an abundant beneficial microbial populations (more fertile soils) can lead to improved roots systems in plants and are usually more productive and healthier compared to less fertile soils with less numbers of beneficial microbes. Hence, as a result of Improved roots systems, improved soil condition plants tend to have more vigor and function leading to potential increase in yields.