The reasons for soil depletion include a) erosion from plowing, b) years of crop production that extracts dozens of essential minerals from the soil which are generally not replaced, and c) oxidation of soil humus that stores water and minerals for the plants.
Poor soil health and productivity cause many farmers to experience low yields and thus financial distress. In addition, the food we eat is depleted of minerals due to the above factors, which has significant consequences on our health.
The situation is alarming, as now close to half the land area on earth (46%) is desert or arid wasteland (per the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.) and cannot reliably support food production.
SCP's soil amendment product is an historic breakthrough — a nature-based solution that improves fertility, restoring depleted soils in farms and forests. The results are impressive.
It took SCP's Founder, Ed Huling, nearly 20 years of rigorous testing, fine-tuning and investment to determine the optimal mix of its 20+ ingredients. His goal was to optimize plant nutrient “up-take,” which required extensive work to achieve the right balance of the minerals, microbes and humus — so each plant can access what it needs and when.
The resulting soil formula has generated 3 to 5 times more yield, up to 50% higher protein content in forage, and consistent doubling of daily cow weight gain.
Large Volumes Applied — 10 tons per acre
Implementing SCP's farming and reforestation systems will help grow more nutrient dense crops, move animals back onto pastures (versus feedlots), reduce the need to cut more forests to produce more grain for feedlots, cool the earth, return hundreds of billions of tons of atmospheric CO2 to soil where it is needed, increase rainfall and slow global warming.