The term “SumaGroulx” represents core ingredients (formulation) that is inclusive in all of its products.  It is a patent pending array of naturally occurring soil microbes in a unique and unprecedented combination and concentration.  This group of core SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside branded microbes includes multiple, friendly strains of Bacillus, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas, Stenotrophomonas, Rhizobium, Azorhizobium and Trichoderma.  Many of the SumaGroulx products are plant (crop) specific and contain additional strains of microbes that are preselected to meet the needs of the particular plant, environment or soil condition.  For example, our forage products are designed to accommodate more extreme weather conditions while adding higher nutrient values and promoting longer grazing periods, while corn has higher needs for nitrogen and water uptake.  Golf course greens are built on domes of pea gravel and sand with little, if any, organic matter to hold essential nutrients and water.  The bottom line is:  Different crops (plants) have different needs, they are grown in a wide variety of soil and climate conditions. In many of these situations, different formulations for application are required. Microbes contained in all of our products are eco friendly and user friendly while protecting soil health and preventing nutrient leaching.  The multiple strains of beneficial microbes uphold atmospheric nitrogen fixation and availability, phosphate solubilization and availability, plant nutrient cycling and uptake, phytohormone production and act as biological control agents.  Benefits from this soil-microbe interaction include enhanced plant root and shoot growth which results in higher yields, higher nutrient density and increases plant resistance to pests and disease.  The microbial consortium act synergistically and have saprophytic competency in soil. This includes the ability to withstand extreme environmental conditions such as high or low soil pH, soil moisture issues, and sandy or heavy clay soils. The microbes are suspended in a 12% humic acid carrier, stabilized at a pH of 7.0, allowing SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside branded products to be used in diverse soil types. Application of SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside branded products increases humus content of the soil and provides for an improved soil CEC.

Advantages and Benefits of using SumaGroulx include:

  • Significant yield increase in every crop that has been tested to date
    • Includes vegetable crops, row crops (corn, soybeans, rice, cotton, etc), forages, hay crops, and bio-fuel crops (switchgrass and cane).
  • Significant fertilizer reduction or elimination in all crops tested.
  • Chemical pesticide and herbicide reduction or elimination.
  • Better germination rates, faster germination, earlier flowering, and earlier maturation.
  • Increased plant nutrient levels:  brix, chlorophyll, plant proteins and minerals.
  • Better stress tolerance – drought, transplant and wind.
  • Better water holding capacity.
  • Prevents fertilizer runoff and reduces soil erosion.
  • Builds soil organic matter.
  • Increases carbon sequestration.
  • Converts bound soil nutrients into available nutrients

Key Microbial Actions Include:

  • Nitrogen fixing microbes – SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside contains literally billions of nitrogen fixing microbes that are a unique combination of symbiotic, non-symbiotic, free living, nodulating and non-nodulating microbes.
  • Microbes that function as phosphate solubilizers.
  • Microbes that act as a nutrient cycle, making soil nutrients more bio-available to the plants.
  • Microbes that encourage key plant phytohormones.
  • Carried in a liquid humate base that serves to build soil organic matter, act as a soil pH buffer, and provides a carbon food source to the microbes.

 Soybean pods

Soybean pods

 Wheat: Left side has SumaGroulx applied. Right side is without SumaGroulx.

Wheat: Left side has SumaGroulx applied. Right side is without SumaGroulx.

Benefits

Primary Agricultural Industry concerns:

  • Continual rise in input costs – particularly fertilizers, fuel, chemical pesticides, herbicides and seed.
  • Environmental Concerns – sustainability, water quality, runoff issues and chemical residue in soil.
  • Rapidly shifting consumer food perceptions and preferences
    • Consumer wants foods that are safe, healthy, and environmentally friendly
    • Consumer wants to know more about how their foods are produced.  They want the “story” surrounding their food products.
    • Consumer wants greater nutrient density, better taste and texture, and truth in labeling.

Natural and Organic foods:

  • A $31 billion market in 2010.
  • Growth in the natural and organic food sector is triple that of growth in the commodity foods sector – 10% vs 3.2%.
  • Over 83% of households purchase natural foods and over 61% purchase organic foods.

What do Farmers and Ranchers need?

  • Reasonable solutions to difficult problems.
    • Must be feasible and able to implement
    • Must be sustainable and profitable
    • Must have production systems and strategies that address issues.
    • Must have dependable products that address issues.

Farmers and Ranchers need products that:

  • Increase plant growth & yield while decreasing input costs.
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for fossil-fuel based and chemical fertilizers.
  • Reduce or eliminate the need for chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, etc.
  • Improve soil health & build soil organic matter.
  • Increase water & nutrient uptake by plants.
  • Increase macro & micro nutrient availability.
  • Are environmentally friendly.

A healthy acre of soil should have:

  • 2600 lbs of soil bacteria
  • 2600 lbs of soil fungi
  • 830 lbs of favorable insects and arthropods
  • 445 lbs of earthworms
  • 90 lbs of algae, 90 lbs of protozoa and 45 lbs of nematodes

Importance of soil microbes:

  • Profound importance in every chemical transformation in soil.
  • Play key role in soil fertility and crop yield.
  • Increase nitrogen and phosphorus availability to plants, as well as micro-mineral availability.
  • Key role on production of plant vitamins and hormones.
  • Inhibit plant pathogens, pests, insects and disease.

SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside is NOT:

  • A fertilizer.
  • A synthetic growth hormone.
  • A compost tea.
  • A Genetically Modified Organism (GMO).

What is SumaGroulx:

  • Patent pending array of over 30 strains of naturally occurring soil microbes.
  • Unique and unprecedented combination and concentration of soil microbes.
  • Key microbes include multiple friendly strains of Bacillus, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas, Stenotrophomonas, Rhizobium, Azorhizobium and Trichoderma.
    • Past products have typically had only a small number of microbes in a much weaker concentration.
    • Soil Microbiology Scientists at Michigan State University have been able to develop SumaGroulx.  SumaGroulx has over 30 strains of soil bacteria and fungi while competitor products have less than 10.
      • Unique concentration of over 1012 which is the microbial life in healthy soils. This means there are over One Trillion soil microbes in every milliliter of SumaGroulx.
      • This product is OMRI Listed with no restrictions.  It can be applied to any organic operation without restriction.

Key microbe actions:

  • SumaGroulx formula contains microbes that perform the following functions:
    • Nitrogen Fixing Microbes – SumaGroulx contains literally billions of nitrogen fixing microbes that are a unique combination of symbiotic, non-symbiotic, free living, nodulating and non-nodulating microbes.
    • Microbes that function as phosphate solubilizers.
    • Microbes that act as nutrient cyclers, making soil nutrients more bio-available to the plants.
    • Microbes that encourage key plant phytohormones.
    • Microbes that act as biological control agents.
    • Carried in a liquid humate base that serves to build soil organic matter, act as a soil pH buffer, and provides a carbon food source to the microbes.

Advantages and benefits of SumaGroulx:

  • Significant yield increase in every crop that has been tested to date.
    • Includes vegetable crops, row crops (corn, soybeans, rice, cotton, etc), forages, hay crops, and bio-fuel crops (Switchgrass and Cane).
    • Significant fertilizer reduction or elimination in all crops tested.
    • Chemical pesticide and herbicide reduction or elimination.
    • Better germination rates, faster germination, earlier flowering and earlier maturation.
  • Better stress tolerance – drought, transplant and wind.
  • Better water holding capacity.
  • Prevents fertilizer runoff and reduces soil erosion.
  • Builds soil organic matter.
  • Increases carbon sequestration.
  • Converts bound soil phosphorus into available phosphorus
  • Increased plant nutrient levels – brix, chlorophyll, plant proteins and minerals.

Advantages of high brix content in plants:

  • Significant increase in plant sugars, proteins, amino acids, minerals and vitamins.
  • Higher dry matter content which increases plant, vegetable and fruit nutrient density.
  • More pleasing aroma, taste and texture in high brix fruits, vegetables and forages.
  • Increased resistance to harmful plant pests.
  • Increased resistance to plant diseases such as rusts and wilt.
  • Higher tolerance for environmental stressors such as plant lodging due to high winds, drought and transplant.
  • Healthier plants

Ease of Use:

  • Stores at Room Temperature.
  • One formula has a broad range of applications.
  • Cannot harm the environment.
  • Ability to co-apply with other products – fertilizers, herbicides and irrigation water.
  • Available in liquid or dry form.
  • Inexpensive to transport.

Summary

SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside Increases:

  • Quantity of Production – Higher Yields
  • Quality of Production
  • Profitability & ROI
  • Nutrient Value – Higher Brix, nutrients, better taste, texture

SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside Reduces:

  • Input Costs – Fertilizer, other chemicals
  • Time to Germination
  • Time to Maturity
  • Distribution Costs

Caution:  When co-applying with herbicides, apply mixture within 24 hours of mixing. Do not co-apply SumaGroulx with fungicides, or fumigants.  The microbes will eat fumigants.

SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside Eliminates:

  • Price Instability
  • Groundwater pollution
  • Soil Depletion

SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside Creates:

  • A new and beneficial way of improving and increasing food production
  • Healthier Soil
  • A New Food Production Paradigm

SumaGroulx, SumaGrow Inside can be co-applied with your irrigation water through a metered irrigation system. SumaGroulx can also be co-applied with liquid Nitrogen and with herbicides.