Season one, we treated for algae and on harsh soil. This year, the owner is growing the lake! Algae control, increased pollination & biodiversity, naturally.
SoilMix started being put to use in Kenya and Baja in 2022, in partnership with The USANA Foundation, we've grown to 17 countries since then, providing for local food.
See recent results side-by-side. Water, plant health - and the bees! Notice the difference in the water patterns and plant size. Tomatoes, corn and other crops were tested.
Unexpected results surpassed all of our expectations in our University led alfalfa study. soil temps, activated carbon and moisture depths were all impacted in beneficial ways.
Get a glimpse of what we can do with our WaterMix to prevent and treat algae, in this article by WaterOnline.
Biosolids process faster, with less odor and effluent, when you use the right mix of biology. Learn more.
Are you a wastewater manager? Does your city need to decrease their budget? Learn to test WaterMix, easily.
Mine sites would be more profitable, safer for the community and easier to manage, with our WaterMix. Learn how it works.
Our founder has created a witty, water conservation campaign. Recently, she was interviewed by Aquipor Technologies. Listen, here.
Get the basics behind WaterMix, in one of our early Water Online articles.
One of our current projects is Pace Ranch, based in Park City. This 97 acre trust land is home to horses, cattle, llamas, goats and diverse avian and water based life. We connected with a real estate developer whose extensive property boasts stunning mountain views and a large recreational pond. In the past, the pond has been covered with algae and no-one was fishing or getting in the water. The dust clouds made camping - less fun.
Many horseback riders enjoy the use of the property and pond, but the uncontrolled algae growth in the water rendered it unsafe for the horses to drink and the pastures were dry, with little diversity. We had our work cut out for us.
Our product was first applied in April of 2020.
After three consistent applications during the season, the pond’s algae was significantly reduced, without any other variable changed. It's became safe for recreational use, both for equestrian lovers and paddle boarders alike, and the vegetation started coming to life. Heavy chemical spraying was still done for invasive weeds, but our SoilMix and WaterMix break those complex chemical bonds a few days after use, rendering them inert and enabling life to flourish. We earned a shot at the park and pastures as well, decreasing feed needs.
By the end of the first year, we were seeing beautiful new growth, despite the chemical treatments, the flocks of geese and horses adding nutrients, and despite the decreased water seen in the season. The pond was clear, with only a few small patches of algae in the areas with little aeration. Additional plants started to pop up - we added some grass seeds to the park at the end of the season as well.
We started treating garden towers, through 100 Humanitarians, whose mission is sustainable communities, one family at a time, in Kenya. This includes towers that feed a family of five, fruits and vegetables about eight times per week- for about ten years! We've drastically reduced their pest, disease and fungus problems, while increasing output.
We've expanded our work in Kenya to include water, where we work on algae and pathogen treatments. Next up is composting. UPDATE: 100 Humanitarians hit 10,370 garden towers in June, 2023! Congratulations to their incredible team.
The Garden Towers program has been supported by The USANA Foundation, with expansion in October 2022 to Baja, Mexico. We'll be sharing additional locations, partners and outcomes as these programs continue to flourish. Local food production is key to sustainable communities and we know that bio-augmentation is a great way to get growing, in even the harshest climates.
Our SoilMix product produces positive results wherever it is applied, ranging from improving soil composition to increasing yield of crops or plants.
Interested in implementing Natura Solve’s SoilMix product in his local community garden, one of our regional sales reps set up a comparison between treated and untreated plants, alternating rows and recording beginning data to start.
Water is provided to the garden by the St. George and Washington Canal Company, and is highly concentrated with harmful chemical solids (specifically salt) due to the water’s origin from the Virgin River and Pah Tempe Hot Springs. High concentrations of salt can reduce crop yield and quality, but the beneficial bacteria housed in our SoilMix product drastically increases plant health and has the capacity to break down harmful solids in water and soil, reversing negative effects of contamination.
From April 24th to June 5th 2021, 1 ounce of product was diluted in 5 gallons of water and applied every other week to the designated rows. The product was applied to half of the corn, half of the peppers, and half of the tomatoes. When SoilMix was applied, the treated tomato, pepper, and corn crops grew at a faster rate and produced more fruit than the untreated plants.
Plants matured at a quicker pace and displayed improved health, which resulted in increased yield.
Bees on the corn were 4:11 untreated to treated 20' of crop. Get the .pdf of the details.
Natura Solve has partnered with Utah State University to conduct controlled testing at an alfalfa farm in Southern Utah to study the effects of Natura Solve’s SoilMix on plant yield, soil nutrition, and water retention. After only four weeks, the results surpass all expectations.
The selected plot wass roughly 115 acres in size, and usually produces 8 tons of Alfalfa per year in four cuts. For testing, the circle was divided in half: 57.5 acres treated with Natura Solve’s SoilMix product at 14 oz SoilMix product per acre (the test half), and 57.5 acres untouched (the control half). The division was intentionally chosen to favor the control half, which has historically outperformed the test half. The framers agreed that the test would be a success if growth could improve on the test half alfalfa by two inches during a single cutting.
Before treatment began, both halves of the circle were treated the same (same watering, fertilizer) and during the test, both the control and test halves received the same amount of water. Watermark probes were placed in the soil of both the test and control halves to measure how much water the soil would rethe tain in each half. Despite fluctuations in weather and other variables, the alfalfa plants in the test half were 2 to 4 inches taller as well as thicker and healthier than the alfalfa in the control half. The test half soil also retained significantly more water than the control half with every pass of the sprinkler. Nutrient tests done on the soil revealed that phosphorus (a key component of alfalfa growth) was ten times more abundant on the test half soil, providing the plants with ample nutrients at the 4 week mark, and we continued to see increases in soil moisture depth, Activated Carbon increases (12% in the 12 days tested), a quicker crop cycle and increases in output.
See the complete report through this link: Natura Solve Soil Study
To total treatment was done with 10 ounces of SoilMix.
The beneficial bacteria housed in our all-natural product help soil retain moisture, thereby decreasing the need for frequent watering. In addition, our SoilMix will increase nutrient uptake in your lawn, and increase overall plant health.
"My lawn was barely just there, with clay-like soil underneath. When we used your product just a few times, the turf and the roots grew enough that my neighbor even noticed and asked what I'd done. Soil is dark, pet spots are gone -- huge difference."
Canal water from Richfield, Utah. The left is untreated and the right is treated water from the same pond. After sitting for 3 days, clear water and fine sediment are found in the treated sample, where the untreated sample had algae forming, the water never settled and it's pretty gross. Keep filters cleaner, sprinklers clear, with WaterMix. Now also available for saltwater and aquariums.
Safely reduce algae and clarify water, with WaterMix. Our concentrated formula works in weeks, by out-competing the algae for it's food source.
Check out the recent article, written by Water Online, about our algae solution.
WaterMix is safe for fish. Currently we're providing WaterMix to fish farms, hatcheries and other areas where fish are needing a healthy environment. This image was taken at Cove Fort in Richfield, Utah.