SumaGrow in the news

THE PROBLEM: CHEMICAL  FERTILIZERS MAKE  CROPS GROW, BUT  WREAK HAVOC ON  EVERYTHING ELSE. THE SOLUTION: REPLACE THEM  WITH ECO-FRIENDLY  MICROBES.

A Michigan State  University professor has  helped devise a cocktail   of 30 kinds of microbes  that might just put an   end to the 180 million  tons of chemical fertilizers used every year, as  well as the pollution and  algae blooms caused by  runoff. Called SumaGrow,  it locks naturally occurring nitrogen and other  nutrients into the soil,  protects against disease,  slows runoff (thanks   to microchannels that   the microbes carve into  the soil) and can be  adapted to a range of  products — one of which,   a special formulation for  pasture grasses called  Forage Boost, was Popular  Science‘s top pick for green  tech innovation last year. —  JENNIFER L. JOHNSON

(http://www.hemispheresmagazine.com/2012/04/01/plan-g/3/)