Of soot and soil

Kirst, Marian Lyman
May 2012
High Country News;5/14/2012, Vol. 44 Issue 8, p7
The article discusses the Bio-Agtive Emissions Technology, a system invented by Canadian farmer Gary Lewis in Pincher Creek, Alberta which turns diesel tractor exhaust into a fertilizer. Gary's invention cools the exhaust through a metal tubing system and the emissions are injected into the ground along with the seeds. He believes that this will stimulate the beneficial root fungi and the soil microbes which are essential in increasing the ability of plants to absorb both nutrients and water.


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