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Plant Health Pyramid

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The upper 2 levels (3 & 4) are active immunity and based on vigorous biology.




  • The plant’s immune pathways (SAR and ISR) are triggered by microbes in the plant’s microbiome, both in the rhizosphere and the phyllosphere or by other immune triggers resulting in increased concentrations of immune compounds and plant secondary metabolites.
  • Plants develop increased resistance to the entire beetle family including Japanese beetles, corn rootworm beetles, squash bugs, Colorado potato beetles, cucumber beetles, and marmorated stink bugs, nematodes such as root rot nematodes, and viruses
  • Plants require the correct microbes in the plant microbiome to trigger the immune response to reach this stage of health.




  • Plants begin absorbing the majority of their nutrition in the form microbial metabolites which are extremely energy efficient, and they begin storing surplus energy in the form of lipids.
  • Plants develop increased resistance to all of the airborne fungal and bacterial pathogens such as downy mildew, powdery mildew, late blight, fire blight, rust, bacterial speck, and bacterial spot which land on the leaf surface and release peptolytic enzymes, because the waxes and oils on the leaf surface serve as a shield to prevent the enzymes from working.
  • Plants require a very aggressive plant microbiome in the rhizosphere to begin absorbing the majority of their nutrition in the form of microbial metabolites to reach this stage of health.


The lower 2 levels are passive immunity and based on balanced chemistry. 




  • The plant begins converting all of the soluble nitrogen compounds to amino acids and complete proteins so that 100% of all the nitrogen in the plant is converted to a complete protein in every 24-hour photo cycle. The result is there are no nitrates and no ammonium remaining in plant sap in every 24 hour photo period.
  • Plants become resistant to insects with simple digestive systems, especially larval and sucking insects such as tomato horn worms, cabbage loopers, corn borers, corn ear-worms, aphids, leafhoppers, white flies, and thrips.
  • Plants require adequate levels of magnesium, sulfur, molybdenum, and boron” to reach this stage of health.




  • “Boron is not directly involved in protein synthesis but contributes additional pest resistance. The volume of photosynthesis increases anywhere from 150-600% and the carbohydrate profile changes to be composed of a high proportion of complex carbohydrates with low levels of nonreducing sugars in the plant sap.
  • Plants develop resistance to soil-borne fungal pathogens such as verticillium, fusarium, rhizoctonia, pythium, phytophthora, and others.
  • Plants require adequate levels of magnesium, iron, manganese, nitrogen, and phosphorus to reach this stage of health. “Phosphorus is not directly involved in photosynthesis but is needed for photosynthate metabolism with the increased sugar production.



“Healthy plants can become completely resistant to diseases and insects.” – John Kempf


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