Vitalize your soil with Natural Soil VFS-1.
The genesis of Natural Soil goes back several years, when I personally resolved to develop a natural fertilizer to replace the environmentally-harmful mineral fertilizers that were used on our lawns, flower beds and vegetable growing areas. Following numerous tests on my own property and on the land of friends and neighbours, it was generally agreed that the formula was delivering truly remarkable results. In fact, when it was suggested by one of the testers that the product ‘vitalized the soil’ , ‘VFS’ was born and the decision to try and commercialize it was made.
With the help of friends and contacts in countries around the world, tests were conducted in the U.K, West Africa ,South Africa, the Philippines and here in Canada. We tested for a wide range of vegetables and fruit, including peppers, mangoes, cocoa plants, tomatoes, carrots and onions. Remarkably, all tests in all areas produced increased yields. In fact, anything treated with VFS produced healthy soil, giving better results than the ' control' crop.
In Canada, a 7th generation farming family with approx 1200 acres of land, agreed to carry out a 5-year test plan for Soybean. The results averaged a 30% increase in yield (see web site) over the testing period. A two year test on wheat showed a 15% increase in yield. Two adjacent farmers did trials for Soybean during 2013/2014 with similar results.
At the conclusion of all our testing, we can honestly say that Natural Soil, VFS
- improves yields by 15%-30% , depending on the soil conditions,
- does not contain Genetically modified organisms (GMOs)
- reduces run-off to waterways and
- (where applicable) protects the Bee population.
To ensure buyers are aware they are using a safe product, Organic Certifications were obtained via OMRI for Canada/ U.S, and Organic Farmers and Growers for the U.K. and the E.U.
In February 2015, VFS met all regulations for its sale in Canada and the Company is ready to launch the VFS product and take on Distributors in all the Provinces.
The farming family who tested VFS for us for the past 5 years has already signed up to be the first Distributor for Ontario.
For further information on Natural Soil Ltd. and our VFS product please visit our web site at www.naturalsoil.ca.
Natural Soil is pleased to announce that the new product VFS-1 has been approved by OMRI and conforms to the USDA-NOP standard for sale in the US.
The web site will be updated at some point to give further details for the use of this new product.
1st February 2012.
Heron was involved in the golf industry for 45 years before retiring
from Beacon Hall Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario, in 2006. For the
past two years he has been building a beautiful home on Georgian
Bay near Honey Harbour, Ontario.
As most of
his friends and peers are aware, R.Tee was a past President of
both the Golf Superintendents of Canada, and Ontario, and has
a vast knowledge of the problems that face the average golf superintendent.
Over the years,
he has made recommendations for new design and construction options
at golf clubs, parks and athletic fields. He's planned, organized
and supervised over 100 capital improvement projects with costs
exceeding $5 million, as well as managed entire golf course maintenance
seven years at Beacon Hall, R.Tee was first in Canada to successfully
eradicate 'Poa Annua' using selective herbicides, and also for
using protective winter covers on greens for earlier playing in
finished building his house on the lake, R.Tee has decided to
re-enter the golf industry to represent a new company called Natural
Soil that has a 100% Organically Approved Fertiliser that is considerably
less expensive than chemical fertilizers, with better results.
"I'm looking forward to a new challenge helping golf courses
reduce their liquid fertilizer costs by as much as 50% by using
this exciting new product from Natural Soil, which is proving
a great success in the UK."
Natural Soil is making the 'New Lawn' at Forest Green 'greener'
2008, Matt Rainey, the head groundskeeper at Forest Green Rovers
FC in Gloucestershire, has been using an innovative new environmentally-friendly
product on the pitch at their New Lawn Stadium, which is proving
highly effective and is also saving the club money - a real win-win
organic soil conditioner from Natural Soil is a balanced blend
of nitrogen-fixing beneficial bacteria ('probiotic for soil'),
micronutrients, vitamins, trace minerals and elements. The special
formula has been developed to boost growth levels naturally by
triggering biological processes in the soil that produce a better
growing environment for the root systems. As a result, grass is
given a new lease of life creating stronger, healthier and more
robust turf - ideal for high wear areas.
In his regular
reports, Matt comments: "So far I have used four applications
and the results are all positive. Feed leaching has been greatly
reduced. Within 72 hours of applying, the sward has increased
to become tighter, healthier and denser. The roots are stronger,
reducing pitch divots and correcting the poor subsoil. The only
down side to the faster growth is the increased organic matter
produced, which requires a little extra verti-cutting, but all
the other benefits make it worthwhile."
100% organic, the liquid concentrate can be mixed and applied
with chemical fertilizers and herbicides. However, for the microbial
formula to work its magic, it's recommended that you use only
half the normal feed. Even when the cost of the soil conditioner
is factored in, it still provides substantial savings, as Matt
first three applications reduced our use of fertilizer by 18 bags
of 12-0-9 and 60 litres of slow release 25-0-0, providing savings
of 50% so far. Not only has it enabled me to reduce the amount
of fertilizer I apply at any one time, but it also allows me to
leave it 3 or 4 weeks longer between applications, saving time
as well as making my budget stretch further. Holding back two
applications enabled me to add extra feeds during the winter to
top up grass colour. In the current credit crunch climate this
great product supplied by Natural Soil has become a very good
money-saver as well as a good new turf product. The grass is getting
the correct nutrients when it needs it, which in turn makes the
pitch more hard wearing. I'll continue feeding with Natural Soil
to keep the nutrients balanced, as good surface density is essential
to cope with 65 plus games this season.
think everyone will agree that both the team and the pitch did
Forest Green Rovers' supporters proud in the FA Cup 3rd round
tie versus Derby. The game went ahead despite the temperature
having dropped to minus 7 degrees overnight. By the time the covers
came off on the morning of the big match, the sun was out for
the first time in seven days, which heated up the turf to 2 degrees
and the referee passed the pitch fit to play. I was able just
to stick a fork into the soil, which I can only think is partly
due to the microbial activity raising the temperature a touch.
Forest Green Rovers FC was the only local game to go ahead in
the FA Cup, as Championship club Birmingham FC versus Wolves was
called off due to a frozen pitch after they had also covered their
pitch, and League One Cheltenham Town FC versus Doncaster was
called off too. Both clubs had the same week's weather as the
'New Lawn' pitch at Forest Green Rovers!"