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  • Pest Control: In The New Organic Grower, market gardener Eliot Coleman explains that finely ground rock powders approximate “Th e composition of highly fertile, unweathered ‘young’ soils ”… [that] provide large amounts of essential plant nutrients.” [ i ] Instead of bombarding the plants and the soil with concentrated, soluble chemicals, rock dust works in concert with the soil’s biological processes to release long-lasting balanced nutrition. The Limitations of Common Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticides Opposition to synthetic pesticides is ever strengthening as research continues to expose the harmful effects of these agricultural poisons. However, some organic alternatives come with their own complement of health and environmental concerns; others can be expensive, impractical, or woefully ineffective. Natural insecticides include rotenone, pyrethrum, and Bacillus thuringiensis (among many others). Rotenone and pyrethrum are plant-derived contact poisons that are moderately toxic to mammals and have 鍍 h e power to upset ecological balance as much as the worst chemical sprays. 納 i i] Bacillus thuringiensis is considered safe for humans and the environment, but each variant is only effective against a particular subset of insects. [a] 的 n the short-term, very fine dust sprayed directly on plants and trees has been shown to deter insect infestations very effectively, and in the long-term, remineralized plants will not be plagued by insects as they become healthier and more insect resistant. � Many people are familiar with using diatomaceous earth (DE) for pest control, but comparatively few are aware that finely ground rock dust can be similar in efficacy and preferable in other aspects. Rock powder and DE fit into the category of 妬 n ert dusts, � which were identified as effective insecticides by the end of the nineteenth century.[iii] Inert dusts operate primarily by absorbing or disrupting the waxy superficial layer that prevents insects from rapidly drying out.[iv] They also physically repel pests, disrupt their reproductive cycles, and abrade them.[v] Among organic methods of pest control, rock dust is one of the safest for people, soil, and plants. Inert dusts can cause respiratory complications resulting from excessive inhalation; the risk is mild, though, and is more pronounced in DE than in rock dust because DE contains more crystalline silica.[vi] Typical outdoor use poses minimal danger, and this could be easily eliminated by wearing a respirator. And it should be no surprise that rock dust is safe for the soil—it is, after all, an excellent soil amendment. [b]Furthermore, according to a major supplier of mineralized produce, using rock dust, plants 澱 r eathe in � significant mineral nutrition through the stomata on their leaf surfaces, resulting in a 砺 e ry speedy response from foliar applications of finely crushed rock. � Finely crushed rock contains about 25% silicates; when applied directly to the plant, these small particles disable and discourage insects by causing various forms of mechanical discomfort. This value as a fertilizer, along with its low cost and availability, makes rock dust preferable to DE. Rock dust is perhaps the ideal soil amendment for promoting improved immunity to pests and disease. [c] Dan Kittredge explains that the silica in rock dust strengthens a plant’s cell walls, making the cells less susceptible to the penetrating hyphae of pathogenic fungi. He also emphasizes the role of rock dust’s abundant mineral nutrition, which enables the plant to properly synthesize complete proteins: 的 n sects do not have the capacity to break down complete proteins. � If a plant’s tissues are composed of properly formed complete proteins that are replenished by ongoing vigorous growth, hungry insects will look elsewhere. 撤 l ants have complete immunological systems, � [b] Bob Cannard insists, but to function properly these immune systems need full support from the plant’s environment. Rock dust, he continues, is the best source of the 杜 i neral compounds that are the catalysts of all enzymatic systems that allow the plant to function properly. � Rock dust is also a natural, balanced source of trace minerals, which are now recognized as essential to plant health and vigor despite the small quantities involved. Copper, for example, supports the synthesis of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which help the plant (and the person eating the plant) to resist disease.[vii] Without molybdenum, a plant cannot properly convert nitrogen into protein;[viii] this is particularly significant in view of the theory that points to free nitrogen and complete protein synthesis as dominant factors in pest resistance.[ix]

Premium Paraguayan Rock Dust Premium Paraguayan Rock Dust Presentation Transcript

  • Eco-friendly gardening and farming with Paraguayan Premium Rock Dust
  • The big Idea
    • Julius Hensel -Germany (1844-1903)-
    • discovered ground rock added
    • to existing soils increases crop
    • yield, boosts crop resistance
    • to disease, pests, drought, frost
    • and improves the condition of the soil thus
    • reducing erosion.
    • The produce grown in this soil has excellent taste
    • and nutritional content, this increases the
    • health of both livestock and humans.
  • The Application Justus von Liebig -Germany (1803-1873)- Known as the “Father of the Fertilizer Industry” for his discovery of nitrogen as an essential plant nutrient and the effect of individual nutrients on crops. He invented nitrogen-based fertilizers. Liebig believed that nitrogen must be supplied to plant roots in the form of ammonia, and recognized the possibility of substituting chemical fertilizers for natural ones.
  • Law of the Minimum The “Fa ther of Fertilizer”, Justus von Liebig, developed the “La w of the Minimum”, which is important in understanding how our Rock Dust works. The Law states that plant growth is determined by the scarcest, “li miting” nutrient; if even one of the required nutrients is deficient, the plant will not grow and produce at its optimum. Conventional fertilizer programs focus on macro-nutrients like Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (p) and Potassium (K). However, further research has proven that if one of the many essential trace elements is deficient in the soil, the plant will not perform at its optimum, affecting yield and immune function. Our Rock Dust contains rare and abundant micro & macro elements present within intrusive (plutonic) rock formations only, which were the key to locking in all our mineral elements in one place. - An extraordinary and unique combination found in very few places on Earth.-
  • What is Rock Dust?
    • Rock dust is an organic soil nutrient and remineralizer.
    • The rock is crushed to a size smaller than 5 mm, then applied via various methods to the soil, which in turn allows the minerals to dissolve in the shortest possible time (naturally) and enrich the soil/plant. With our unique 92+ essential elements, consisting of a broad range of trace minerals -along with small amounts of macro elements-, the soil nutrients which have been slowly lost through the ages by erosion, leaching and farming are gently regenerated. Our product not only improves soil vitality, but also increases plants’ overall health while strengthening immunity and pest resistance. Resulting in a completely natural and
    • disease free final product,
    • unique in flavor and mineral
    • composition.
    • Mineralized products.
    • The new level of health.
  • Pest Control The Limitations of Common Alternatives to Synthetic Pesticides Opposition to synthetic pesticides is ever strengthening as research continues to expose the harmful effects of these agricultural poisons. However, some organic alternatives come with their own complement of health and environmental concerns; others can be expensive, impractical, or woefully ineffective. Natural insecticides include rotenone, pyrethrum, and Bacillus thuringiensis (among many others). Rotenone and pyrethrum are plant-derived contact poisons that are moderately toxic to mammals and have “th e power to upset ecological balance as much as the worst chemical sprays”. [ i i] Bacillus thuringiensis is considered safe for humans and the environment, but each variant is only effective against a particular subset of insects. [a] ”In the short-term, very fine rock dust sprayed directly on plants and trees has been shown to deter insect infestations very effectively, and in the long-term, remineralized plants will not be plagued by insects as they become healthier and more insect resistant.” Many people are familiar with using diatomaceous earth (DE) for pest control, but comparatively few are aware that finely ground rock dust can be similar in efficacy and preferable in other aspects. Rock powder and DE fit into the category of “In ert Dusts”, which were identified as effective insecticides by the end of the nineteenth century.[iii] Inert dusts operate primarily by absorbing or disrupting the waxy superficial layer that prevents insects from rapidly drying out.[iv] They also physically repel pests, disrupt their reproductive cycles, and abrade them.[v] Among organic methods of pest control, rock dust is one of the safest for people, soil, and plants. Inert dusts can cause respiratory complications resulting from excessive inhalation; the risk is mild, though, and is more pronounced in DE than in rock dust because DE contains more crystalline silica.[vi] Typical outdoor use poses minimal danger, and this could be easily eliminated by wearing a respirator. And it should be no surprise that rock dust is safe for the soil—it is, after all, an excellent soil amendment. [b]Furthermore, according to a major supplier of mineralized produce, using rock dust, plants “br eathe in ” significant mineral nutrition through the stomata on their leaf surfaces, resulting in a “ve ry speedy response from foliar applications of finely crushed rock.” Finely crushed rock contains about 25% silicates; when applied directly to the plant, these small particles disable and discourage insects by causing various forms of mechanical discomfort. This value as a fertilizer, along with its low cost and availability, makes rock dust preferable to DE. Rock dust is perhaps the ideal soil amendment for promoting improved immunity to pests and disease. [c] The silica in rock dust strengthens a plant’s cell walls, making the cells less susceptible to the penetrating hyphae of pathogenic fungi. The role of rock dust’s abundant mineral nutrition should also be emphasized, this enables the plant to properly synthesize complete proteins:[c] “In sects do not have the capacity to break down complete proteins. ” If a plant’s tissues are composed of properly formed complete proteins that are replenished by ongoing vigorous growth, hungry insects will look elsewhere. “Pl ants have complete immunological systems”, [b] Bob Cannard (Producer) insists, but to function properly these immune systems need full support from the plant’s environment. Rock dust, he continues, is the best source of the “mi neral compounds that are the catalysts of all enzymatic systems that allow the plant to function properly. ” Rock dust is also a natural, balanced source of trace minerals, which are now recognized as essential to plant health and vigor despite the small quantities involved. Copper, for example, supports the synthesis of Vitamin A and Vitamin C, which help the plant (and the person eating the plant) to resist disease.[vii] Without molybdenum, a plant cannot properly convert nitrogen into protein;[viii] this is particularly significant in view of the theory that points to free nitrogen and complete protein synthesis as dominant factors in pest resistance.[ix]
  • Advantages
    • Dramatic increase in overall production
    • Increased value of crops
    • Gradual supply of nutrients to the soil
    • Balanced PH level of soil
    • Overall correction of negative side effects left behind by chemical agro applications
    • Erosion control through better plant development
    • Increases plant resistance to draught,
    • excess water, frost and insects
  • Chemical Fertilizers VS Rock Dust
    • Chemical Fertilizers:
    • Contaminates soil and depletes the ground of most essential nutrients and microorganisms needed for vegetation
    • Contaminates natural water sources
    • only provide 3-4 basic elements to the soil, whereas our Rock Dust provides 92+ essential micro & macro elements for a complete and balanced soil
    • Rock Dust Soil Nutrient:
    • Leads to eventual elimination of expensive and damaging fertilizers from all agro and horticultural production
    • Improves biodiversity (soil life) and overall long-term productivity of soil
    • Excellent solubility during droughts
    • Reduced watering needs for all types of crops
    • VS
  • Lawn Care Shrubs and Trees
    • Ultra-fine powder I (350 mesh) Relatively fast reaction time.
    • excellent for coating seeds for maximum germination and initial
    • growth. Good amendment for crops, compost and potting soil
    • or as stand alone fertilizer alternative. Mineral nutrients are
    • absorbed by soil into plant at excellent rate.
    • Fine Grade II (60 mesh) Moderate timed reaction . Designed for
    • composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to
    • soils. May also be used as a stand alone product. Mineral
    • nutrients are absorbed by soil/ grass at excellent standard
    • rate. This product produces modest amount of dust when
    • applied with broadcast spreader.
    • Application Guidelines:
    • A 25 kilo bag will cover 1,500 to 2,000 square meters.
    • Broadcast and then water. Apply up to 4 times per year.
    • Ultra-fine powder I (350 mesh) Relatively fast reaction time.
    • excellent for coating seeds for maximum germination and initial
    • growth. Good amendment for crops, compost and potting soil
    • or as stand alone fertilizer alternative. Mineral nutrients are
    • absorbed by soil into plant at excellent rate.
    • Fine Grade II (60 mesh) Moderate timed reaction . Designed for
    • composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to
    • soils. May also be used as a stand alone product. Mineral
    • nutrients are absorbed by soil/ grass at excellent standard
    • rate. This product produces modest amount of dust when
    • applied with broadcast spreader.
    • Slow-Release III - Particle sizes ranging from
    • 5 mm to powder (200 mesh) for both rapid and longer-term results. This
    • product contains unique reacting mineral properties which eliminates the
    • need for any type of pesticides or chemical repellant . Designed for
    • composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to soils or
    • as a completely stand alone product. This product may produce
    • substantial dust when applied with a broadcast spreader.
    • Application Guidelines:
    • Apply annually to all trees on ground surface under the drip line at the
    • rate of 0.5 to 2.3 kilos, depending on the tree size. Double the application
    • for decline or blight stricken trees. For grapes, apply 0.2 kg to 0.5 kg to
    • the soil around each plant and lightly till into soil.
    Products Available
  • Field crops Citrus/Fruit/Vines Flowers/ Plants/Vegetables
    • .
    Ultra-fine powder I (350 mesh) Relatively fast reaction time. Excellent for coating seeds for maximum germination and initial growth. Good amendment for crops, compost and potting soil or as stand-alone fertilizer alternative. Mineral nutrients are absorbed by soil into plant at excellent rate. Fine Grade II (60 mesh) Moderate timed reaction . Designed for composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to soils. May also be used as a stand-alone product. Mineral nutrients are absorbed by soil into plant at excellent standard rate. This product produces modest amount of dust when applied with broadcast spreader. Slow-Release III - Particle sizes ranging from 5 mm to powder (200 mesh) for both rapid and longer-term results. This product contains unique reacting mineral properties, which eliminates the need for any type of pesticides or chemical repellent . Designed for composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to soils or as a completely stand alone product. This product may produce substantial dust when applied with a broadcast spreader. Application Guidelines 
When preparing the soil, use our Rock Dust at the rate of 300g per 1 sq m. If in rows, mix with the seed or starter plant and apply at the rate of 250g per 7 m of row. If bed is established, sprinkle around each plant. No other fertilizers are required. Our Rock Dust will not burn plants. For houseplants, mix 1 teaspoon per 8cm pot diameter with potting soil before planting. Give 1 teaspoon quarterly thereafter. For roses, apply 150g to 300g to the soil around each plant and lightly till into soil. Ultra-fine powder I (350 mesh) Relatively fast reaction time. Excellent for coating seeds for maximum germination and initial growth. Good amendment for crops, compost and potting soil or as stand-alone fertilizer alternative. Mineral nutrients are absorbed by soil into plant at excellent rate. Fine Grade II (60 mesh) Moderate timed reaction . Designed for composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to soils. May also be used as a stand-alone product. Mineral nutrients are absorbed by soil into plant at excellent standard rate. This product produces modest amount of dust when applied with broadcast spreader. Slow-Release III - Particle sizes ranging from 5 mm to powder (200 mesh) for both rapid and longer-term results. This product contains unique reacting mineral properties, which eliminates the need for any type of pesticides or chemical repellent . Designed for composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to soils or as a completely stand alone product. This product may produce substantial dust when applied with a broadcast spreader. Application Guidelines Generally, apply 50 - 100 kilos per hectare initially, followed by an annual maintenance level of half the original application. Titration studies report more of our Rock Dust is better. While not justified for most field crops, certain high value crops may warrant initial application up to 2 tons per hectare. Ultra-fine powder I (350 mesh) Relatively fast reaction time. Excellent for coating seeds for maximum germination and initial growth. Good amendment for crops, compost and potting soil or as stand-alone fertilizer alternative. Mineral nutrients are absorbed by soil into plant at excellent rate. Fine Grade II (60 mesh) Moderate timed reaction . Designed for composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to soils. May also be used as a stand-alone product. Mineral nutrients are absorbed by soil into plant at excellent standard rate. This product produces modest amount of dust when applied with broadcast spreader. Slow-Release III - Particle sizes ranging from 5 mm to powder (200 mesh) for both rapid and longer-term results. This product contains unique reacting mineral properties, which eliminates the need for any type of pesticides or chemical repellent . Designed for composting and mixing/blending with other products to apply to soils or as a completely stand alone product. This product may produce substantial dust when applied with a broadcast spreader. Application Guidelines   Apply annually to all trees on ground surface under the drip line at the rate of 300g to 1.2kg, depending on the tree size. Double the application for decline or blight stricken trees. For grapes, apply 100g to 300g to the soil around each plant and lightly till into soil.  
  • Giving Back…
    • Our soil comes from rock formation that through the
    • years became soil.
    • Now with our unique Paraguayan Rock Dust and application
    • methods, we can simply return to the earth what has been
    • taken away from it by the over use of land and the poisoning
    • created by agrochemical fertilizers.
    • The time has come for a revolution in our agricultural
    • practices that can -not only heal the land- but create
    • fantastic gains and improve bottom line profits for all
    • natural agro and horticultural industries.
  • <<<<<<<< chemical fertilizer application on soy beans during drought. - chemical fertilizers are NOT soluble during droughts.- (a)&(b) Rock Dust application on soy beans during drought. -Rock dust is completely soluble during droughts.- (c) >>>>>>>> (a) (b) (c)
  • CARBON ORGANIC: 0,18 % MATTER ORGANIC: 0,31 % PH 7 92+ Elements
    • ELEMENTS SYMBOLS CONTENTS ELEMENTS SYMBOLS CONTENTS
    • 1. Argon Ar 0.01 ppm 46. Rhodium Rh 0.25ppm
    • 2. Krypton Kr 0.001 ppm 47. Palladium Pd 30 ppm
    • 3. Total Nitrogen N 900 ppm 48. Silver Ag 5 ppm
    • 4. Total Phosphorus P 450 ppm 49. Cadmium Cd 17 ppm
    • 5. Total Calcium Ca 9210 ppm 50. Indian In 1 ppm
    • 6. Total Potassium K 6.020 ppm 51. Tin Sn 0.1 ppm
    • 7. Total Magnesium Mg 3310 ppm 52. Antimony Sb 0.1 ppm
    • 8. Sulfur S 1240 ppm 53. Tellurium Te 1 ppm
    • 9. Sodium Na 1700 ppm 54. Bohrium Bh 3 ppm
    • 10. Fluor F 500 ppm 55. Cesium Ce 2.1 ppm
    • 11. Chllorine Cl 2.21 ppm 56. Barium Ba 1,000 ppm
    • 12. Manganese Mn 203.12 ppm 57. Lanthanum La 33 ppm
    • 13. Iron He 801.00 ppm 58. Cerium Ce 68 ppm
    • 14. Cobalt Co 31.11 ppm 59. Praseodymium Pr 20 ppm
    • 15. Copper Cu 36.20 ppm 60. Neodymium Nd 21 ppm
    • 16. Zinc Zn 32.56 ppm 61. Promethium Pm 2.7 ppm
    • 17. Selenium Se 1.6 ppm 62. Samarium Sm 4 ppm
    • 18. Molybdenum Mo 96.22 ppm 63. Europium Eu 1.1 ppm
    • 19. Iodine Y 1.7 ppm 64. Gadolinium Gd 2.0 ppm
    • 20. Lithium Ll 6.3 ppm 65. Terbium Tb 0.5 ppm
    • 21. Aluminium Al 14,000 ppm 66. Dysprosium Dy 1.9 ppm
    • 22. Silica Si 48.33 % 67. Holmium Ho 2.0 ppm
    • 23. Vanadium V 156 ppm 68. Erbium Er 0.5 ppm
    • 24. Arsenic As 6 ppm 69. Thulium Tm 0.5 ppm
    • 25. Bromine Br 1.4 ppm 70. Ytterbium Yb 0.5 ppm
    • 26. Strontium Sr 1,600 ppm 71. Lutetium Lu 0.5 ppm
    • 27. Lead Pb 10 ppm 72. Hafnium Hf 3.7 ppm
    • 28. Helium He 4 ppm 73. Tantalum Ta 12 ppm
    • 29. Beryllium Be 2 ppm 74. Tungsten W 4 ppm
    • 30. Boron B 0.89 ppm 75. Rhenium Re 5 ppm
    • 31. Neon Ne 0.001 ppm 76. Osmium Os 2.5 ppm
    • 32. Niobium Nb 11 ppm 77. Iridium Ir 3 ppm
    • 33. Scandium Sc 10 ppm 78. Platinum Pt 1 ppm
    • 34. Titanium Ti 5,000 ppm 79. Mercury Hg 0.0001 ppm
    • 35. Chrome Cr 8.6 ppm 80. Thallium Tl 0.004 ppm
    • 36. Nickel Ni 30 ppm 81. Bismuth Bi 5 ppm
    • 37. Gallium Ga 17 ppm 82. Polonium Po 3 ppm
    • 38. Germanium Ge 2 ppm 83. Astatine At 2 ppm
    • 39. Base Saturation V. V 94.93% = 949,300 ppm 84. Radon Rn 2 ppm
    • 40. Rubidium Rb 42 ppm 85. Francium Fr 1.5 ppm
    • 41. Yttrium Yt 3 ppm 86. Radio Ra 0.000.000.001 ppm
    • 42. Zirconium Zi 0.1 ppm 87. Actinium Ac 1 ppm
    • 43. Nobelium No 1.5 ppm 88. Thorium Th 1.5 ppm
    • 44. Technetium Tc 2 ppm 89. Protactinium Pa 3 ppm
    • 45. Ruthenium Ru 0.5 ppm 90. Uranium U 1.8 ppm
    • 91. Neptunium Np 1 ppm
    • 92. Ytrium Y 3 ppm
    • Analysis of Rock
    • Dust’s effect on
    • soil with noted
    • based saturation
    • levels
  • Thank you for your attention. Please contact: SPIRIT International a.s. [email_address]
  • References:
    • [a] Joanna Campe, executive director of Remineralize the Earth: http://remineralize.org/
    • [b] Bob Cannard, grower of remineralized soil products; grows produce of such exceptional quality that he was chosen by
    • Alice Waters to supply fruits and vegetables to her “Chez Panisse” restaurant
    • [c] Dan Kittredge, director of the Real Food Campaign http://realfoodcampaign.org/
    • [ii] Michael Phillips, The Apple Grower (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2005), 219
    • [iii] William Quarles, “Di atomaceous Earth for Pest Control,” The IPM Practitioner 14 (May/June 1992)
    • [iv] Walter Ebeling, “So rptive Dusts for Pest Control, ” Annual Review of Entomology 16 (1971)
    • [v] Ibid.; Bhadriraju Subramanyam and Rennie Roesli, “In ert Dusts, ” Kansas State University Lecture,
    • http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/grsc_subi/Teaching/GRSC651/GRSC651_Courses_Material/lecture_slides/GRSC651_lect_20(1)_Inert_Dusts.pdf, 20-21
    • [vi] Bhadriraju Subramanyam and Rennie Roesli, “In ert Dusts, ” Kansas State University Lecture,
    • http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/grsc_subi/Teaching/GRSC651/GRSC651_Courses_Material/lecture_slides/GRSC651_lect_20(1)_Inert_Dusts.pdf, 47

    • [vii] Michael Phillips, The Apple Grower (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2005), 59
    • [viii] Asilomar Workshop on the Geochemical Environment in Relation to Health and Disease, Geochemistry and the
    • Environment: The Relation of Selected Trace Minerals to Health and Disease (National Research Council, 1972), 77
    • [ix] Eliot Coleman, The New Organic Grower (White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 1995), 176
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Justus_von_Liebig
    • http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Julius_Hensel
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uOJ9vBdHZGM