(ACS) - Agricultural Carbon Source, is a finely filtered molasses material containing high levels of sugars and other food stocks for microbes, “Fuel for the soil”. ACS is standardized, filtered and designed for most application programs and will not plug emitters, nozzles or small orifices.
1 – ACS is a product line, based on a foundation of filtered, high dry matter and high sugar content molasses. ACS supplies readily available energy substrates for soil microbes to elevate populations and increase microbial diversity in the soil. Other materials and amendments can be easily included into ACS blends. ACS is a family of products based on filtered molasses to address soil energy
2 – ACS can be applied using conventional application equipment for all cropping fertility programs. It has been used on/via; T‐Tape, Emitter, Ground Band spray, Injection into irrigation/fertigation systems, Tank‐ mixed with other materials, Side‐dress applied to row crops and Broadcast applied to turf and field crops. ACS usage is; rate, time and location sensitive, and it complements the 4‐R program by addressing the 5th R (biological environment of the soil).
3 – ACS is a product line that is expanding to include the addition of: Elemental Sulfur (for quick soil acidification). ACS improves Basic Cations and other soil nutrients availability, enhances Soil Amendment use (organic acids (humic, fulvic and others), seaweed extracts, chitosan and other crop/soil amendments) and is a basic ingredient in other crop nutrient technologies.
Based on a foundation of filtered, high dry matter and high sugar content molasses.
Agriculture, Turf, Ornamentals
Supplies readily available energy substrates for soil microbe to elevate populations and increase
diversity in the soil.
Improves Mineralization, yield potential and microbial diversity
Through a spray rig, injected into T-Tape, Irrigation Emitter application, through Ground Band
sprays, and Injection into irrigation systems.
REASONS TO USE & BENEFITS
Can lead to Long term yield benefits by helping to increase higher biological diversity in the
soils. Will increase nutrient uptake efficiency, lower leaching of nutrients and can lead to elevated
nutrient efficiency in the soil. Impact on Organic matter – Elevated soil aggregate stability (humus accumulation) is dependent on energy inputs from: Microbes and Plant roots. If the microbes are not supplied with carbon energy substrates from plant roots, they will break down and utilize soil carbon
storage supplies leading to lowered soil aggregate stability. Will provide energy for Mineralization and Immobilization Processes and this leads to maximized exchange capacity and better nutrient availability. (Microbes mine the soil) Will provide energy to soil microbes as they mine nutrients in soils that have been in monoculture or are otherwise impaired. A biological feed to improve: Mineralization, Yield potential and microbial diversity.