Soil Technology becomes an Audubon Lifestyles and ISC Platinum Member

Soil Technology also known as Precision Fertigation by Soil Technology, located in Fallbrook, California has recently joined Audubon Lifestyles and the International Sustainability Council as a Platinum Member.
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May 10, 2011 - PRLog -- Soil Technology ( and ) Soil Technology is the result of 6 years of college, 10 years in the citrus and avocado nursery business, and a ton of fertilizer and soil amendment mistakes.  After selling the nursery business in 1994 Soil Technology started out introducing Agriculture to new and innovative soil amendments like cross linked polymers, Endo mycorrhizae, biological inoculants, concentrated chelating agents, and an array of cutting edge products and fertility practices.  A joint venture in 1999 with the Ag Research Service in Salinas, California produced a disease suppressing, biological alternative to fungicides.  The innovation continues to this day.

With more than 35 years of combined fertility experience in Agriculture, Lowell De Long and Blaine Vice decided to bring that experience to the landscape industry in 2010.  Using state-of-the-art injector technology and cutting edge product development, they bring a level of fertility management rarely seen in the industry.  Based in San Diego, California, Blaine and Lowell are determined to make positive changes in the landscaping world of the West.

By joining as a Platinum Member, Soil Technology has joined the growing network of businesses, municipalities, non-profits and others who are actively showing their support of Audubon Lifestyles and The International Sustainability.  Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Membership was created to help foster sustainability by working with, and providing educational resources to individuals, businesses, organizations, universities, government entities, municipalities, communities, neighborhoods, and virtually anyone seeking assistance to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet where they live, work, and play.

In addition, their support and membership allows Audubon Lifestyles and the ISC to expand their efforts of promoting sustainability on a global scale.
R. Eric Dodson, CEO of Audubon Lifestyles said, “We are very excited to welcome Soil Technology into the Audubon Lifestyles family. Soil Technology has shown that they are willing to become a global leader and advocate of sustainable causes by becoming a Platinum Member, and are leading by example. Their commitment and efforts in promoting sustainability on a global scale should be commended.”
“We are excited to join with Audubon Lifestyles and the International Sustainability Council as a Platinum Member.” said Blaine Vice of Soil Technology. “We are committed to promoting the Principles of Sustainability and seek to encourage commercial, residential and municipal landscape managers to take sustainable actions on the ground.” continued Mr. Vice.  We are proactively involved in the State’s water quality initiatives, runoff compliance, and environmental stewardship.  The Audubon Lifestyle Certification Program is our “soap box” and we are devoted to teaching, preaching, and implementing sustainable fertility programs.

Audubon Lifestyles Platinum Membership provides Soil Technology with a vast pool of resources to assist them with their sustainability efforts, and also allows them to participation in Audubon Lifestyles Programs and work towards certification.
In addition, Soil Technology has earned the right to use the Audubon Lifestyles/ISC Platinum Member Logo on their materials, and is now listed on the Audubon Network for Sustainability as a Platinum Member. Platinum Membership is the first step in gaining the Chartered ISC Member Designation, and earning additional recognition from the International Sustainability Council as a sustainable business.

About Fertilizer for the Environment
In our world of “fertigation” or micro-dosing fertilizers through irrigations systems, it is important to have an intimate understanding of how soils interact with fertilizers.  Every client we work with gets a soil report.  From that report we determine what nutrients are deficient and then create custom fertilizer blends to address those needs.  Quite often it is not about injecting more N,P, or K, but rather introducing biology, adding carbon, lowering soil pH, reducing salts, foliar applying nutrients, and a host of other “sustainable” fertility practices rarely utilized.  Our belief is that proper plant nutrition is rarely found in a bag.
When we create a new blend, we first consider the environmental impact.  If there is a possibility that the blend could have a negative impact, such as having enough Phosphorous to create runoff issues, we will seek a different formulation.  As fertility consultants, our goal is to create healthy soils in a natural, sustainable way.  Nutritionally balanced soils produce healthy plants.  Balanced soils require less inputs, which preserves resources and create an environment of sustainability.  That is why we are so excited about being a part of the Audubon Program, we share the same vision -  moral responsibility.

Contact Information
Soil Technology
955 La Rue Ave
Fallbrook, CA 92028

Contact Person
Blaine Vice
Phone: 760-728-0354

About The International Sustainability Council
International Sustainability Council (ISC) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing understanding of the relationships among ecological, social and economic systems for the mutual benefit of people and the environment. This is achieved by forging partnerships with governmental agencies, universities, businesses and not-for-profit organizations that resulted in the development the Principles of Sustainability based in part upon the findings of the United Nations and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

In addition, activities supported by the ISC are: continuing research, education and the production educational and literary works. These actions are used as the basis for sustainable demonstration projects connected to sustainable community planning, development and management.

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Audubon Lifestyles is a non-profit organization based in the Principles for Sustainability, believing that the most natural way to foster sustainability is by working to balance the triple bottom line of people, profit, and planet.
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