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In a previously recorded webinar in partnership with No-Till Farmer, Dr. Karl Wyant, Vice President of Ag Science at Heliae Agriculture, and Lindsay Vicars, Supervisor of Ag Science Research at Heliae Agriculture, spent time introducing the concepts of regenerative agriculture, the soil microbiome, soil health,...

Almond Prunus dulcis flower blooms During the Almond Conference, held December 8-10, 2020, Dr. Karl Wyant, Vice President of Ag Science, spoke on the connection between a healthy soil microbiome and almond crop performance. To learn how PhycoTerra® can improve soil health by increasing soil microbial activity,...

Partnership Announcement with Winfield United Canada On December 4th, Heliae® Agriculture announced a collaboration with WinField United Canada, an agriculture leader focused on long-term sustainability. This partnership will bring new value to ag retailers through assisting growers’ transition to regenerative agriculture practices. Through this collaboration, WinField...

As an emerging leader in soil microbiome health, Heliae® Agriculture is proud to announce our upcoming two-day webinar event on November 17 and 18, 2020. “Rethinking Soil Productivity” will showcase the sustainable and regenerative mission and endeavors of Heliae® Agriculture, as well as microbiome and...

In a previously recorded webinar in partnership with CropLife, Dr. Karl Wyant, Vice President of Ag Science at Heliae® Agriculture, spends an hour discussing the important relationship between the seed and the surrounding microbiome. Click the link below to view this previously recorded webinar and...

Quick… true or false? The average American ate almost 32 lbs. of lettuce per person in 2004?  If you answered “True”, congratulations! You are correct and must be a fan of the leafy green family of crops to know that bit of trivia (Kerna et al., 2017).   Leafy greens are...

Dr. Wyant from Heliae® Agriculture will discuss the 10 ways that permanent crop growers can get started in regenerative agriculture including: Reducing TillagePlanting Cover-cropsKeeping Soils Covered Year RoundAdding Compost/ManureFocusing on Soil HealthFocusing on Soil QualityMeasuring and Keeping Soil Test RecordsBeing PatientManaging Salinity and DrainageReducing Erosion (Wind...

The Importance of Microbial Activity in Soil Although soil microbes, including bacteria and fungi, are microscopically small, they can have an enormous impact on the performance of your almond crop.  According to a recent study, soil microbial communities associated with tree crops are critical for their long-term growth and...

Globally, agricultural soils have lost considerable amounts of carbon, particularly in the last 200 years (Sanderman et al. 2017). This is problematic as soil carbon imparts desirable properties to agricultural systems such as increased nutrient retention for plant use, elevated water holding capacity, and improved soil structure. Improved water penetration and decreased erosion are also associated with soils that have higher carbon level. Recent work among agricultural scientists and in the popular agriculture press have highlighted a new set of holistic management tools that can improve soil carbon and soil quality. These practices are termed regenerative agriculture.