Science has developed a number of new tools to more accurately measure soil microbiology.
And we have learned more about soil microbiology in the last few years than we have in all of science history.
At the Wageningen University, Netherlands 4 days Soil Conference in 2015 in connection with the the United Nations Soil Year, SOBEC participated with the 250 scientists from 43 countries. The theme of Soil Microbiology was around 50% of the program, and one of the statements were – Soil Microbiology is what science still knows least about, but it is without doubt within Soil Microbiology we have the biggest potential to increase yield and quality and to make farming sustainable. Read the resolution from the conference here.

In Sobec we have been working with leading Universities as UC Berkeley Plant Gene Expression Center and the Carnegie Institute of Science at Stanford University and US Department of Agriculture.

VESTA has been shown to very dramatically and positively influence the population of crops rhizosphere and endosphere. These research trials were the most detailed and complex studies ever done on the direct influence microbial augmentation on plant physiology and performance. They were conducted by USDA and the Universities UC Berkeley Plant Gene Expression Center and the Carnegie Institute of Science at Stanford University, Second Genome under the umbrella of I-Cultiver.

These studies have documented some of the benefits we list.
The studies are done on specific crops, but the results are universal as they tell something about how VESTA is impacting the soil, why you will see parallels to other crops.

See some of the studies and articles here:

Vesta suppressed disease

VESTA suppressed disease in lettuce by establishing favorable soil microbiome communities.

VESTA Lettuce Study

Vesta benefit to Nutrient uptake

VESTA benefits to strawberry plant nutrition uptake and influences nutrient fluxes between soil and plant.

2016 VESTA Strawberry Nutrient Trial

Vesta reduces impact of Armillaria

VESTA inhibits Armillaria in Vitro and improves productivity of grapevines with root disease.

USDA VESTA study on Armillaria

Carrot Trials

Carrot root communities are the most affected by VESTA treatment.

2016 VESTA Carrot Trial

Vesta benefit to strawberry production

Microbiota composition shifts dramatically inside strawberry roots in response to VESTA.

Strawberry Veg West – scientific report about VESTA’s effect on Root Bacterial Microbiome

A plant growth-promoting microbial soil amendment dynamically alters the strawberry root bacterial microbiome.

Scientific report about VESTA – strawberry