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Biotic Soil Media (BSM)
Why Do We Recommend This Product?
“The availability of nutrient rich, high quality, consistent topsoil has always been elusive. When Profile Products introduced ProGanics in 2015, this problem was solved. As a manufactured topsoil alternative, ProGanics has proven to be a game changer. Each bale is identical to the last, ensuring availability of a uniform growth environment for whatever seed mix is desired. The high cost and logistical issues associated with finding, importing and spreading good topsoil can now be a thing of the past.”
Director of Business Development
The most advanced engineered soil media.
Soils and substrates associated with denuded sites from construction, mining, energy development and other land disturbing activities are inherently lacking in organic matter, nutrients and biological activity essential to sustainable vegetative establishment. Ideally these sites would be covered with several inches (centimeters) of rich fertile topsoil to help develop a reasonable growing medium. However, there is simply not enough suitable or reasonably priced topsoil to ameliorate inhospitable conditions on every site.
Patent-pending ProGanics™ Biotic Soil Media™ (BSM™) has been designed as a topsoil alternative that accelerates the development of depleted soils/substrates with low organic matter, low nutrient levels and limited biological activity. ProGanics is not a direct replacement for expensive topsoil, but provides an abundant source of organic matter and soil building components to quickly modify soil chemistry, initiate growth establishment and buildup of the uppermost “O” and “A” soil horizons.
Unlike peat harvested from fragile wetlands, all components of the ProGanics Biotic Soil Media blend are naturally derived and renewable, and engineered to optimize moisture retention, growth and establishment of vegetation.
- ProGanics saves time and money where the cost of topsoil is prohibitive
- ProGanics can be used on challenging sites with difficult access and on steep slopes where topsoil placement is impractical
- ProGanics is an excellent option when soils are too wet or frozen to dig, transport and spread
- Quick and easy loading
- Engineered to shoot smoothly for optimum performance
- Applying ProMatrix™ EFM™ or Flexterra® HP-FGM™ over ProGanics will provide near perfect erosion control
COST SAVINGS CALCULATOR
Use the calculator to discover the possible cost savings ProGanics BSM can offer when used in place of Topsoil or Compost.
* 36 trucks is the amount needed to cover 1 acre (0.4 ha) with 4 in (10 cm) of topsoil (based on 15 cubic yard capacity dump truck).
** 2 tankloads is based on a 3,000-gallon capacity hydroseeder equipped with gear or positive displacement pump. ProGanics is applied at 3,500-5,000 lb/ac (3,900-5,600 kg/ha).
5,000 pounds of ProGanics provides the same amount of organic and soil building components per acre as 36 loads of rich topsoil. Separation layer will be required on highly deficient soils.