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What Type of Fungus Do You Have?

by ALEX MATTA (2018-09-25)


So, What Exactly IS Brix?

Well, often Brix is referred to as the "sugar" or sucrose content of a plant or the produce from it, but this is a very simplistic and incomplete view of Brix. Organic Fungus Myco Nuker In actuality, Brix refers to the total soluble solids (TSS) in the juice of the produce or sap of the plant. Total soluble solids refers not only to sucrose (sugar) but also to fructose, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, proteins, hormones, and other solids found in the plant, fruit or vegetable.

The higher the TSS or Brix value, the healthier and more nutrient/mineral rich the plant is. Thus, as relates to farming and gardening, the produce from high Brix plants will also be high Brix and will offer the greatest nutritional and "energy" value to the one eating that produce. Thus, animals and humans will receive the greatest health benefit from fruits and vegetables having the highest Brix values (and from the meat of animals that have eaten grasses of the highest Brix value).

How Does a High Brix Help Me With My Lawn?

Why should you care about Brix values, outside of the fact that this information might be useful in making decisions regarding your eating habits? Why does this have any relevance to your organic lawncare practices? Well, bear with me for just a moment longer, and I think you'll see how this relates to insect control in your lawn and landscaping Visi Myco Nuker .

You see, although God might not be up there "scoring" the nutritional value of plants and produce with a Brix value, He certainly understands that we will receive the greatest health benefit from plants and produce that contain the greatest concentration of nutrients. After all, that IS the way He designed it. And, as a result, since He has our best interests in mind, He would want us eating those plants and produce with the highest Brix value and not those of questionable nutritional value (low Brix). Consequently, He built into this whole process an interesting mechanism: Insect Infestation.

Now, I'm going to digress for just a short moment to talk about an insect's digestive system, but we'll get back to our primary discussion VERY quickly. You see, in order to properly digest sugar, one must have a liver. Organic Fungus Myco Nuker God did not design most insects with a liver, and, although there may be other reasons that He chose to leave this little item out of the anatomy of most bugs, one that is particularly helpful to those of us humans is that a liver is necessary to digest sugar.

So, if an insect, which does not have a liver, ingests sugar, that sugar will eventually turn to alcohol and kill the insect. Interestingly enough, insects "know" this, and plants with high Brix value (and, as a result, high sugar content) will emit different UV light patterns and electrical charges which communicate to insects that they should stay away.

This SHOULD be helpful to us because, IF we paid attention, the presence of an insect infestation would be a clear indication that eating of that particular plant (or the produce of it) would be of minimal nutritional value. Therefore, simple self-preservation would cause us to either fortify that plant with what it is lacking (good nutrition) or look elsewhere for NON-bug infested (high Brix) plants and produce that would fulfill our nutritional needs.