Potent soil conditioners were discovered in the 1950s. The journal SOIL SCIENCE published in 1952 dramatic new methods to condition soil but the results were too expense for common implementation. The technology was not perfected until the 1980s when we were able to demonstrate economical and beneficial soil conditioning. We authored most of the articles which were published in the May 1986 issue of SOIL SCIENCE. This issue was dedicated to the new developments in soil conditioners. The journal wanted to announce the new breakthroughs in this technology. One of the photographs from this publication has appeared in many encyclopedias showing benefits of soil conditioning. There has been about 1,000 university and federal research publications on the ability of PAM to condition soil. The front cover of SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA JOURNAL from December 1998 shows the function of PAM to stable soil crumbs in the presence of water and the ability of PAM to flocculate turbid water and cause the dispersed soil particles to aggregate and settle out preventing sediment migration.
PAM is now used as the active ingredient erosion control applied with hydroapplicators. PAM has been used to help reclaim saline soils in Southern California and Northern California. It has been used in hundreds of jobs.