1. Removes salts and their sterilizing effect
Manure is high in salt. Fertilizers are high in salt. A lot of
irrigation water is high in salt.
Good news! Using GroPal
activate the carbon sequestration switch fills the soil with salt
remediating microbes, which help to quickly flush salts from the
Click here to
see 2 photographs that clearly show that salts have been
remediated by Soil Balance.
2. Breaks down plant toxins
Every plant releases toxins as a way of competing with other
plants for soil space. When carbon sequestration is working well,
bacteria break down these toxins. This can result in:
3. Breaks down chemicals in the soil
Herbicides, pesticides, nematicides and insecticides all are
harmful to soil life and balance.
Great news! As plants sequester sugars, beneficial microbes
multiply. These microbes get right to work, gobbling up harmful
4. Digests old weed seed
What happens to old weed seeds when carbon sequestration explodes
beneficial microbes in the soil? Those bacteria work to consume
I have spoken with farmers who have experienced this first-hand.
They have been surprised that in the spring they have far fewer
5. Balances soil for fewer weeds, easier kills
Weeds are a witness of man's failure to master the soil. Various
weeds thrive in drought, acidic soil, salty soil, soil that is
compacted or has a lack of humus, poorly drained soil, mineral
deficient soil, or soil where minerals are out of balance. (see
"Weeds and What They Tell" by Ehrenfried Pfeiffer)
Crops don't do as well in these conditions and find it hard to
compete with the weeds.
In many cases, weeds are there to help correct a problem in the
soil, and once the problem is corrected, they go away.
Activating carbon sequestration can help to correct all of the
above soil problems that weeds thrive in. As soil problems are
corrected, weeds can become less and less of a problem.
Sometimes it may take two or three years before you will see the
full effect of weed suppression by restoring the soil, but keep
sequestering that carbon, be patient, and you will be rewarded.
6. Flocculates the soil
When the soil doesn't have air spaces, it is easily oversaturated
with moisture. When weather turns dry, soil lacking structure
tends to try out more quickly.
Activating carbon sequestration helps beneficial aerobic bacteria
highly structure the soil and displace disease causing anaerobic
In oxygen rich, highly structured soil, harmful nematodes are
displaced with beneficial nematodes.
7. Better moisture retention
As the soil becomes highly structured due to carbon sequestration,
there is less and less standing water in the field. Soil becomes a
For those with irrigation, it can take 1/3rd the irrigation water
to grow a crop, since available moisture is handled so much more
efficiently by the soil.
Our customers note that when they get a hard rain, there is much
less water standing in the field, and each year the absorption of
water into the soil improves.
8. Nitrogen fixing bacteria produce lots of nitrogen
As carbon sequestration is activated, air flows down into the
soil. If there are nitrogen fixing bacteria in the soil (GroPal
Balance has these), this nitrogen in the air is converted into
Other types of bacteria take over the work and convert urea into
an organic form that will not leach or wick off.
Once the nitrogen fixing process is well established, plants
should have no lack of nitrogen.
9. Our bacteria may manufacture moisture
Carbon sequestration helps to flocculate the soil. This air
Just as nitrogen fixing bacteria latch on to nitrogen in the air
and fix it in the soil, one of the producers of Soil Balance says that our bacteria latch
on to hydrogen and oxygen from the air and convert it to H20
(moisture) in the soil.
This could, in fact, help to explain why some of our customers
report good soil moisture that can't be accounted for by rain.
10. Mycorrhizal fungi networks fill the soil
Mycorrhizal fungi are required for carbon sequestration to
GroPal Balance introduces
these to the soil, and then activates the carbon sequestration
Once carbon sequestration is activated, mycorrhizal fungi networks
greatly expand and help to supply nutrients and water to the
11. Less attacks by insects and disease
Most soils today have a
severe shortage of trace minerals. This negatively
affects the soil's ability to trigger carbon sequestration by the
Therefore, supplying needed trace minerals is an intrinsic part
activating carbon sequestration.
Trace minerals are a big part of GroPal Balance's success in
triggering massive amounts of sequestered carbon.
These trace minerals help to produce healthy plants and
They can also result in less insect pressure. As plants are
more nutritionally balanced they become less of a target for
12. Balanced soil pH
Carbon sequestration and restoring balance to the soil always go
hand in hand. Balancing the soil is a means of getting plants to
sequester carbon, which in turn helps to bring greater balance to
Restoring a balance to nutrients in the soil in the best and most
cost effective way to balance soil pH.
Although lime is typically used to bring up pH, it is more
expensive and less effective. Also,
sulfur gets tied up when lime is applied.
GroPal Balance is
the best way we know of to both activate carbon sequestration and
restore soil balance (resulting in near neutral soil pH).
13. A bounty of available plant food
When plants start to sequester sugars to feed soil microbes, these
"chemists of the soil" respond by turning nutrients that have been
tied up in the soil into available plant food.
The plants feed the microbes, and the microbes feed the plant.
This is a system that our Creator put in place, and it is a good
When we choose to bypass soil microbes and feed the plant directly
with chemical fertilizers, we really mess things up. Carbon
sequestration can really solve a lot of problems, if we let it.
14. A huge increase in organic matter
Organic matter IS carbon, and carbon IS organic matter. The best
way to build organic matter in the soil is through activating
carbon sequestration. Period.
This can build organic matter in the soil up to 10 times faster
than green manure, crop residue, mulch, compost, and any other
method. One farmer, whose only means to build topsoil, saw his
organic matter go from 0.4% to 4.7% in just 8 years.
On the other side of things, nitrogen applications burn up organic
15. Cation Exchange Capacity that keeps increasing
As organic matter increases, so does CEC. Increased CEC means more
nutrients available to grow a larger plant and a more abundant
16. New dark, rich topsoil production
One of the products produced in the soil by carbon sequestration
Dark, rich topsoil is built so much quicker through activating
carbon sequestration than any other method, including cover crops,
crop residue, mulch or compost.
All these items are broken down by bacteria, but with carbon
sequestration bacteria produce humus and organic matter that is
not easily broken down. It rather turns into dark, rich, new
17. Nutrient dense grass, high in protein
The best way to create protein rich, nutrient dense grass is to
activate carbon sequestration.
These sugars feed microbes in the soil, which then make a vast
array of nutrients available to the plant. This increases plant
sugars, AND protein. An abundance of trace minerals, as found in
GroPal Balance, can also help in increasing protein.
18. Higher test weights in grain crops
Carbon sequestration feeds and nurtures bacteria, which are the
chemists of the soil. The reason the plant sequesters sugars for
the bacteria is because there is a pay-off.
Microbes multiply and spread throughout the soil and do their work
of freeing up nutrients that were previously not available to the
With biological activity making more nutrients available to the
plant, seeds become plump and heavy, fuller of nutrients and with
a higher test weight. This also makes for better seed for the next
19. Consistent higher yields in all parts of the field
So often, different portions of the field will yield differently.
Activating carbon sequestration in the soil helps to balance
things out, for superior yields in all parts of the field.
20. Topsoil goes down deeper each year
Each year that carbon sequestration is activated, aerobic bacteria
and fungi carry their work deeper into the soil.
If you have a foot deep of structured soil by the end of the first
year, but 1.5 feet by the end of the second year, you have just
increased your water holding capacity by 50%.
Mycorrhizal fungi reach down deeper, carrying down sugars from the
plant and carrying up nutrients and moisture. Bacteria then highly
structure this soil, taking out hardpan.
21. Hardpan disappears
Activating the Carbon Sequestration switch in plants is the very
best thing you can do to highly structure soil and get rid of
Month after month, year after year microbes maintain aggregate
stability and improve infiltration, but they do more than that.
They stretch the boundaries of healthy soil deeper and deeper,
which means that hard pan disappears!
22. Fewer inputs are needed, saving money
Weed control becomes less and less of an issue.
Lime is no longer needed to balance pH. There is a huge amount
of calcium in most soils that only needs to be made available.
There is a huge amount of phosphorus in most soils, and no
additional phosphorus is needed once bacteria, nurtured by
plant sugars, make it available. A vast array of other
nutrients are also made available to the plant.
As nutrients in plant tissue become balanced, sapping insects
go somewhere else - no need to fight them!
Harmful nematodes disappear, as good nematodes displace them.
Harmful fungus flourish in an unhealthy soil environment. As
carbon sequestration and good bacteria turn this around,
fungicides become unnecessary.
23. Succeeding years take less GroPal Balance
Activating carbon sequestration will cause the soil to continually
Even GroPal Balance will cost you less, because it takes less to
keep things moving in the right direction than it does to get it
Soil Food Web takes over
95% of insects found in your fields are beneficial. When the
carbon sequestration process restores a healthy soil, all the
members of the Soil Food Web feel at home and flourish, including
bacteria, fungi, beneficial nematodes, protozoa, earthworms,
arthropods and beetles.
Each one has its own unique contribution to soil health. When the
Soil Food Web flourishes, it has the power to create a perfect
growing environment for plants.
When the Soil Food Web is functioning properly, earthworms and
dung beetles will be abundant and greatly enrich the soil. Harmful
soil life will be replaced by those that do better in healthy
flourish even when rains shut off
The more that carbon sequestration does its work, the greater the
ability the soil has to provide moisture for plants even when it
turns hot and dry.
Bacteria, using sugars from the plant as gums and glues, develop
aggregates (air gaps) in the soil.
This keeps the soil from becoming water logged, while at the same
time allows the soil to efficiently store moisture.
farmers save money on fertilizer
Organic fertilizer can be expensive. Most organic farmers can't
afford to put out the fertilizer they need to meet their goals.
But as carbon sequestration does its work, it becomes easier and
easier to achieve amazing, nutrient dense yields on organic land.
As fertilizers become unnecessary, profits can continue to
profit margins for chemical farmers
Many chemical farmers would love to use fewer chemicals. Well,
here is a way to help you transition to more and more nature
Even when chemical applications are made, there is a way to keep
carbon sequestration activated, gradually improving the soil.
As the soil improves, there becomes less and less need for
chemicals even as yields increase. This can result in a much
better profit margin.
stocking rates for increased profitability
The potential of not enough grass during dry spells can keep grass
farmers from increasing the number of cattle per acre.
As carbon sequestration does its work, rainfall becomes far less
critical, opening the option for higher stocking rates.
More cows on the same amount of acres means less time spent per
cow, and more dollars in your pocket!
calf survival rate
When carbon sequestration is activated, a vast array of
micronutrients become available to the plant.
High mineral content in grass means that calves tend to be
stronger at birth, increasing their ability to survive.
One of our customers told me that before using GroPal, it would
take about 2 hours for one of his new-born calves to get to its
feet. But with GroPal he said they were on their feet almost as
soon as they were born.