EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES

SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS THROUGH SCIENCE

AGRICULTURE SOLUTIONS 

MORE THAN ITS ARTISTIC, SCIENTIFIC OR TECHNICAL WORKS, THE GREATEST HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT IS THE RECOGNITION OF ITS OWN DYSFUNCTION. 

It is time to embrace realities and deliver practical solutions. 

 Arid and High Salinity Lands Viable Agriculture Enhancement and Management

Arid and high salinity lands viable agriculture enhancement and management has demonstrated long-term agricultural land, all-natural biological water and soil salinity management followed by commercial level biologically sustained small acre to broad acre polyculture agricultural advancements.The Earth Sustaining Sciences Institute teaching and training programs to advance local and international economic, ecological and food security abilities focuses are:

1. Water desalination,

2. Water retention and reuse within the landscape,

3. Soil desalination, stabilisation, nutrification and water retention,

4. Restoration of appropriate levels of ecologically stable native growth and the further development of commercial cropping that advances and supports natural processes,

5. Diversified land use enabling the maximizing of sustainable ecological, economic and regenerative benefits.  

THE ISSUES

Beneath the soils of many global centers in significant need of food and fodder production development and environmental stabilisation are often salt stores so immense, and the movement of sub-surface water so slow, that the restoration to fertility of salt-affected land forecast to take generations is ignored as too difficult. It is claimed that in some areas  even if the replanting of up to 80% of the native vegetation, some areas would not see recovery within normal human timescales. It is a tragic irony that the felling of many billions of trees to make room for monoculture farming that let Australia prosper in just 150-years has become one of the worst environmental crises, and destroyed a natural balance that existed for millennia. Now, farmers are fearful as they watch their intergenerational livelihoods degrade and the economy suffer multiple billion dollar losses. 

WATER ISSUES

Water is a fundamental element of the global economy. Generally in areas without healthy water resources or agriculture,societally wide economic growth is restricted or difficult to sustain. Without access to clean water, nearly every industry suffers most notably, agriculture. As clean or  fresh, unpolluted water scarcity grows as a global concern, food security is also brought into consideration. A major issue  for agriculture is the increasing salinity of soils and water brought about by excessive clearing, geological structure and over extraction of ground and surface water without adequate replenishment. Agricultural water, is water committed for use in the production of food and fibre. On average, 80 percent of fresh water drawn from surface and groundwater is used to produce food and other agricultural products.  With modern advancements, crops are being cultivated year round in countries all around the world. As water usage becomes a more pervasive global issue, irrigation practices for crops are being refined and becoming more sustainable. While there are a variety of irrigation systems, these may be grouped as: high flow and low flow and must be managed precisely to prevent runoff, over spray, or low-head drainage 50-years ago, the common perception was that water was an infinite resource. At this time, there were fewer than half the current number of people on the planet. Affluence was not as high, individuals consumed fewer calories and ate less meat, so less water was needed to produce their food. They required a third of the volume of water we presently take from rivers. Today, the competition for water resources has increased in intensity. This is because there are now close to eight billion people on the planet, their consumption cereals, meat and vegetables is rising. To avoid a global water crisis farmers will have to find ways top more effectively find, manage and utilize water to increase productivity to meet growing demands for food, while industry and cities also find ways to use water more efficiently. Successful agriculture is dependent upon farmers having sufficient access to water. However, water scarcity is already a critical constraint to farming in many parts of the world. Arid regions frequently suffer from  water scarcity. It also occurs where water seems abundant but where resources are over committed. This can occur where there is over development of hydraulic infrastructure, usually for irrigation.  The adage of water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink can be applied here as plenty of water but too much salt.

WATER SOLUTIONS

Earth Sustaining Sciences  has created the first all-natural, economic, environmentally and societally sustainable all-natural water desalination process. We advanced the Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor (SABR) processes, to date highly successful in managing pH and stripping metals and metalloid contaminants from mining and industrial water in conditions displaying 0.5 pH to 14 pH, to biologically remove salinity (biodesalination) delivering economic, sustainable freshwater and arable soils.The ESS Group Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor Bioorganic Desalination Solution (SABRBODS) process, was perfected following more than 25-years of development. The result being an effective, affordable complete set of solutions in all-natural water and soils desalination, and synthesizes with the bioorganic nutrification, wetting, binding and surface stabilisation of soils in a single agricultural SABRSoil-Lifecycle system.The ESS Group has delivered solutions in seawater reducing salinity from 35000 ppm to below 2000 ppm and salt lake and agricultural soils and water from 27000 ppm to less than 50 ppm in extended research and development demonstrating the SABR process’ ability to overcome any challenge thus far exhibited.

The SABRBODS process is a unique combination of naturally occurring, localized, cooperative bioorganisms formed into manifolds or SABR Symbiotic Colonies (SABRSC). Thus far, 360 different SABRSC’s have been developed and proven in a wide range of conditions. It delivers commercially viable management solutions and is a societally sustainable management solution to challenging effluent and contamination, especially in agriculture. The SABRBODS process, passive, local taxon structured water and soil treatment systems have thus-far successfully remediated all globally presented soil and water challenges with the demonstrated ability to raise the pH to 8.7 pH (up to 9 pH) or reduce it from 14 pH to 6.1 pH balancing the realized effluent to neutral, stripping up to 99% of bioavailable metals and metalloid contaminants and significantly reducing salinity (now up to more than 95%).

The approach is to utilize the SABR and SABRBODS processes, in ecosystem-friendly bioremediation, desalination of seawater and saline ground and surface water and the re-invigoration of soils at commercial levels making them available for sustainable agricultural use. The SABR and SABRBODS processes reduce natural and agricultural environment loss through salinity and the growing intergenerational societal risks that water and soil contamination present.


SOIL SOLUTIONS

The Earth Sustaining Sciences Group  has created an all-natural, economic, environmentally and societally sustainable Agricultural Soil Lifecycle process (SABRSLP). The  process is a culmination of the Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor (SABR) Acid Mine Drainage, Alkaline, Red Mud and associated effluents management and the biodesalination processes, coupled with our BioBind, BioSeal, BioStim and BioGrow systems.The result is a highly effective, affordable complete set of all-natural solutions in agricultural soil treatment and support delivering metals and metalloid contamination, desalination, bioorganic nutrification, wetting, binding and surface stabilisation and sealing in a single process.The SABR bionutrification process provides soil carbon and stimulates biological activity and growth support while the binding and wetting processes improve the containment and carrying abilities and coupled with the sealing process reducing evaporation and erosion while allowing precipitation influx.The SABRSoil-Lifecycle System (SABRSLS) is a combination of microbiological supplemented organic carbon improving elements, irrigated or sprayed in volumes calculated according soil and crop needs.The ESS Group’s approach is to utilize the SABRSLS, in ecosystem stable bioremediation and reinvigoration of soils at sustainable commercial agriculture levels. The ESS Group's SABR and SABRBODS processes reduce agricultural and natural environment loss through salinity and the growing intergenerational water, soil and societal risks that high level chemically supported agriculture, industrial, mining and natural  contamination present.


EARTH SUSTAINING SCIENCES SYMBIOTIC GROWTH SYSTEMS

The ESS Symbiotic Growth System naturally enhances and activates soil and plant biology delivering a sustainable, highly productive multiple focus organically derived  program.


ESS BIOSTIM GROWING IMPORTANCE NATURALLY

Plant biostimulants contain substance(s) or micro-organisms whose function when applied to plants or the rhizosphere is to stimulate natural processes to enhance/benefit nutrient uptake, efficiency, and tolerance to abiotic stress, and crop quality.

Natural biostimulants are a critical ingredient in sustainability and can dramatically reduce the use of ecologically oppressing chemical enhancement and fertilization.

DISTINGUISHING NATURAL BIOSTIMULANTS FROM ARTIFICIAL OR CHEMICAL CROP ADVANCEMENT INPUTS

The Symbiotic Growth System activates soil and plant biology delivering sustainable, highly productive advancements.

Natural Biostimulants differ from commercial fertilisers, regardless of the presence of nutrients in the products.

Natural Biostimulants differ from crop protection products acting on the plant’s vigour while supporting direct actions against pests and disease.

Natural Crop Biostimulation complements to crop nutrition, crop advancement, harvest improvement and ecological support.

Plant biostimulants stimulate natural processes to benefit nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency, abiotic stress tolerance and crop quality.

Smart Growth develops an economy based on practiced knowledge and innovation for a societally prosperous bio-based economy.

Sustainable Growth promotes a continually improving resources efficient, greener and competitive economy.

Inclusive Growth fosters an improved employment, business generation and advancing productivity economy delivering local, national and regional cohesion.

Improving nutrient uptake efficiency induces superior quality and yield.

Facilitating nutrient assimilation, translocation and use. 

Increasing plant tolerance to and recovery from abiotic stresses.

Enhancing quality attributes of produce, including carbon and cellulose content, colour, fruit seeding advances sustainability. 

Rendering more efficient water use. 

Enhancing soil fertility by fostering development of complementary microorganisms.

 

ESS BIOGROW

BioGrow is a natural phytonutrient accelerating growth system for small acre to broad acre crops and rehabilitation plantings, including dry or water-soak plantings.The system can also be blended with a permeable, soils and particulates binder and stabilizer (BioBindActive) and can be applied at concentration and saturation rates tailored to the receiving medium and plant requirements. The solution binds the soil assisting in erosion and evaporation reduction, allowing to-soil permeation through the bound surface, maintaining the light seal reducing from-soil evaporation when dry. BioGrow can also be blended with BioSeal to assist in soil and surfaces management. The process sustainably improves the growth of crops and rehabilitation plantings in dry to water soak areas.

The BioBind Active solution binds and lightly seals the soil assisting in  evaporation ans erosion reduction, allowing moisture permeation through the bound surface, maintaining the light seal when dry.


THE SABR PROCESS

The Earth Sustaining Sciences design and deliver intergenerationally viable environmentally sustainable all-natural solutions for the mining, resources and agricultural industries, equally understanding the requisites and methodologies for functional advancement in business, culturally endorsed societal serving enterprise and environmental and ecological advancement. The culmination of 26+ years of research and development has delivered unprecedented solutions and processes which required world travels and demonstrations to allow those who could not grasp the functions of the SABR process to see the deliverables first hand. 

We are the developers of the Symbiotic Aquatic BioReactor process (SABR), the world’s only proven all-natural, economically, environmentally viable solution for process affected 0-14 pH water and soil remediation and rehabilitation that additionally provides cost effective organic fertigation. The process solves previously thought untreatable contamination issues, allowing their conversion into viable alternatives. SABR is effective in remediating to usability, areas affected by metals, metalloids and pH imbalances resulting from mining, processing, agriculture and natural events. Our agricultural advancement systems yield extremely effective, all-natural, low risk, growth enhancement tuneable and scalable for most soils, crops and climes. We are also in the advanced stages of delivering an all-natural, low cost, SABR based complete desalination process (SABRBODS).  

We understand that one of the greatest business risks to the future of agriculture, mining, and industry is the evolution of environmental guidelines forced upon commercial entities (including farmers), governments and the private sector by contemporary society. While governments and society supported mass clearing of lands to advance agriculture, they now see fit to blame farmers for much of the salinity problems. To quote a Western Australia Wheatbelt NRM CEO, "We don't want solutions to salinity, the farmers need to adapt." This from a government allied and funded agency! The greater population is now realising with rapidly expanding understanding that many governments who  deliver lamentable laws and governance support politically correct often agenda serving protagonists which disregard respect, rights and recognition of the land, environment and affected parties, continuing to place accountability for government and bureaucratic sponsored ecosocietal degradation at the feet of the private mining, industrial and agriculture entities. Conversely, mining, industrial and agriculture entities, expertly return accountability firmly to the feet of the governments that deliver lamentable laws and governance, thereby maintaining the adamantine cycle. There is the continuing claim that required environmental remediation and rehabilitation of mining, industrial and agricultural activities is not cost efficient, although most, when promoting activity for approval, claim it is, and that it will be carried out; generally to revert to excuses when required to act, and sacrificing generally inadequate negotiated environmental security bonds rather than deliver profit affecting solutions. The SABR process has successfully proven in every globally  attended challenge that such effective management, remediation and rehabilitation is now cost effective and intergenerationally sustainable; deliverable by local persons and groups, when trained and supported through the ESS Institute.