MineralMAXX was started by farmers, for farmers! The minerals for our organic soil amendments come from a mine in Southern Nevada containing a unique deposit of Montmorillonite and Natural Perlite allowing us to refine our material for differing soil conditions. In addition our site contains the added benefit of Silicon in a plant available form (also known as “PAS“, Plant Available Silicon) rounding out the requirements.
The benefits of Montmorillonite have been known for over two thousand years. With all the minerals known to be used by plants (21+) and more than 55 additional trace minerals Montmorillonite offers a Natural and Organic source of plant available minerals.Montmorillonite is used in beauty products, pharmaceuticals, toothpaste, dog food, mud baths, food products, animal feed and countless other products we use daily.
Silicon in a plant available form (PAS) has gained a new understanding in the last ten years. Plants use PAS to strengthen cell walls, ward off pests and interfere with mold and fungus. PAS provides drought tolerance, cold tolerance and heat tolerance. A stronger plant produces more and has better qualities.
The use of highly mineralized organic soil amendments in agriculture has been slow but is growing. A new understanding of the benefits of remineralization to both soil and plants and the consumer are becoming evident. Minerals in soils are used by the plants and have to be replenished. Remineralization is becoming a more understood, widely accepted and practiced part of responsible Organic Farming.
MineralMAXX is a leader in the effort to promote remineralization in Organic Farming.