Everflux Technologies is taking a new approach to organic fertility. You won’t find an N-P-K number plastered across their labels, because Everflux products are all about enhancing soil health with live microbes, while still achieving desired yields without all the side effects of immediately available chemical nutrients. And unlike many new microbial products coming onto the market, Everflux products were created by an organic farming pioneer, are approved for use in organic agriculture by the CDFA, and the company can back up their claims with lab tests, field tests, and 4,000 years of organic farming tradition.
Everflux was co-founded by California organic farming pioneer, Michael Collins, and circular economy practitioner and enthusiast, Daniel Enking. Michael, a California native, was involved in early organic farming activism and founded Bloomfield Farms (later Bloomfield Organics) in the early 1990s. Bloomfield Organics became an early supplier of Amy’s Kitchen, Wholefoods, and Alice Waters of Chez Panisse. As an innovator, Michael was never satisfied with the limited organic inputs available on the market, so over the course of 15 years, Michael refined and field tested his formula for Bioflux fermented plant boost, a microbial solution similar to compost tea, but more powerful and consistent – and maybe most importantly, guaranteed pathogen free and irrigation-ready.
Daniel Enking grew up in agrarian Maine, where his early experience with compost led to an enthusiasm for all kinds of recycling. He also saw from an early age how environmentally friendly practices and products could also make good business sense. After moving to California and getting into the anaerobic digestion and composting industry, Daniel met Michael, and they joined forces to form Everflux.
According to Mr. Enking: “The last 100 years of 'conventional' agriculture has taken us in the wrong direction, and even most of today’s organic agriculture doesn’t focus enough on soil health and regeneration. Everflux saw a need to steer the organic farming movement back to its roots. While composting is well known and utilized by most organic farmers today, the practice of fermenting organic material is less well known, yet it has been used by farmers around the world much longer than hot composting, dating back thousands of years. Fermentations also have some characteristics that make them superior to compost or compost tea, such as the propagation of facultative anaerobic microbes, which are more flexible and durable than their aerobic relatives.”
As advances in soil science have uncovered the critical importance of microbes in soil health and plant growth, dozens of companies have come out with “microbial fertilizer” products. Unfortunately, farmers have seen mixed results with these products, as many of them are either too specialized and don’t work in a variety of environments and conditions, or in some cases don’t actually contain any microbes at all. Everflux back’s up their claims with lab tests of microbe counts, and in fact the president of microbial testing lab Earthfort said that Bioflux has one of the highest bacteria counts he’d ever seen in a product. When we tested Bioflux a year later, the microbe count had dropped by less than 10%.
By offering a substitute for N-P-K based fertilizers in the form of a holistic, microbial solution, Everflux is truly dedicated to advancing regenerative agriculture and helping farmers restore their most important asset: soil fertility.
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