Profile Introduces Most Advanced Topsoil Alternative

February 18, 2015

ProGanics™ BSM™ is key to establishing vegetation in poor soil conditions

Profile Products introduces a patent-pending Engineered Soil Media™ (ESM™) to help establish sustainable vegetation in near-impossible conditions. ProGanics™ Biotic Soil Media™ (BSM™) has proven to outperform other products in the Biotic Soil Amendment (BSA) category.

“ProGanics BSM offers contractors the most efficient and cost-effective solution for poor soil conditions,” said Adam Dibble, (CESSWI) senior marketing manager for Profile Products. “It’s designed as a topsoil alternative but also contains valuable components that will bring depleted soils back to life.” 

ProGanics is a sustainable solution designed for any project where soils have low organic matter, low nutrient levels and limited biological activity. Trucking in tons of healthy soil is often very expensive or not possible on challenging and difficult-to-access sites, but ProGanics BSM in place of topsoil saves significant time and money. On a one-acre site, it would traditionally require 36 trucks of topsoil to cover a depth of four inches compared with two, 3,000-gallon capacity hydroseeder tanks applying 3,500 to 5,000 pounds of ProGanics.

ProGanics outperforms leading BSA products, achieving twice the vegetation cover and three times greater biomass in greenhouse trials. While some BSAs contain peat harvested from non-renewable wetlands, ProGanics BSM contains a revolutionary blend of renewable, phyto-sanitized Thermally Refined® bark and wood fibers with soil building and growth establishment components. It accelerates the development of depleted soils to help build soils to their fullest potential for vegetative establishment and more effective erosion control. 

ProGanics complements the performance of hydraulic and rolled erosion control products. It is applied like hydraulic mulch and mixes quickly into a viscous, dark-brown slurry that is easy to apply and meter. “The high-loading rate of 100 pounds per 100 gallons of water results in fewer tank loads per acre, and it is designed to retain water for higher yield, go down evenly, and resist dewatering,” said Dr. Michael D. Robeson, PE, CPESC, CPSWQ. Robeson is the technical development manager for Profile Products. “Testing at the Utah Water Research Laboratory (UWRL) has shown that ProMatrix Engineered Fiber Matrix (EFM) applied over ProGanics resulted in 99 percent erosion control effectiveness with greater germination and growth versus BSA products applied and tested under the same conditions.”

For more information, please contact Jeff Salem, Swanson Russell, 402-437-6409,