insects tagged posts

TXDoT’s Organic Major Thoroughfares Tree Project

Danny Phillips of SGTX foliar spraying a portion of the trees along HWY 59 in Houston, Texas.spacer

Total Trees injected in Houston: 123,034 and counting!

We want the trees to quickly establish in sub-standard, harsh roadside ground and grow vigorously.The trees are injected with biological innoculants, including mycorrhizal fungi soon after planting. Then specially formulated bio-stimulation blends are foliar applied 3 times over the next 1.5 years. Take a look at ectomycorrhizal growing as a consequence of SGTX tree injections.

Vibrant color for both trees and wildflowers along Houston's Hwy 59 portion that SGTX worked.

spacerWildflowers were also planted along the highways. While SGTX works with both Liquid Compost Extract (LCE) and Aerated Compost tea, we prefer the use of LCE in this type of situation. We believe the sheer vibrancy of color and number of species responding are much greater with the use of LCE.

Hats off to the TXDOT’s Houston Area Landscape Architects! It takes ...

Read More

Does Soil Biology Influence Soil Chemistry? Yes, It Does!

Johnson-Landview property

By Betsy Ross

Working with landowners in Texas, we’ve found that soil biology amendments can “shift” or alter nutrient values on a soil chemistry test. The following case study provides details on site conditions, the sequence of soil sampling and biology treatments, and soil test data.

Our company, Sustainable Growth Texas, LLC, uses bio-spray field treatments to help restore life in the soil.  Many of our clients are rural landowners in Texas with pasture lands.  Our motto is “better soil, better life”.

Project Site: The site had sandy loam soil and was located in Gonzales County, Texas.  The landowners had signed up for an EQUIP program from their local NRCS office.  They had just finished clearing heavy understory brush among Post Oak trees.

Here is the sequence of events:

1...

Read More