Science of soil health

The plants need healthy soil for healthy growth. The soil needs necessary soil life and minerals to feed the plants with healthy nutrients. The research shows that the wide spread use of chemical fertilizers has lead to poor soil health that no longer has the biology for healthy plant growth.
In the middle of last century, when the chemical fertilizers were first introduced, there was no understanding of its long terms effects on the soil. At that time the fertilizers were miracle for the farmers. The yield increased significantly and the farmers were able to provide food for the growing population. But now, after years of using these fertilizers, their effects on the soil quality are quite apparent.
The research shows that the wide spread of use of chemical fertilizers leads to deteriorated soil health that no longer has the biology for healthy plants growth.
Continuous use of fertilizers also leads to soil compaction, means the farmers need to plant deeper. This is a costly business for the farmers and it is disastrous for the soil.
In response to the negative effects of using the fertilizers, the pesticides are used to save the crop. The conclusion we can draw is; the plants that are given fertilizers always need pesticides. The fertilizers are the direct cause of use of pesticides. Dealing with diseases than spraying pesticides does little more than suppressing the symptoms. A healthy plant has better a immune system and does not need pesticides.
In order to resolve the worldwide problem of over-fertilization the viscous cycle must be broken. The question that we ask ourselves is how we can improve the soil quality. The answer is surprisingly simple but requires some explanation; Just like every other organism on this planet, the plants too don’t function independently. The health and growth of the plants depends upon their partnership with soil microorganisms. Both plants along with soil microbes form a wonderful system based on trading products. How does it work; The soil microbes process minerals in the soil and supply nutrients to the plants and in exchange of this, the plants supply carbon (carbohydrates and glucose) to soil microbes through photosynthesis. This unique and constant interaction between the plants and the microbes creates a fantastic symbiosis.
The partnership between soil and the plants require healthy soil life (microorganisms). Healthy soil contains organic matter made of dead leaves, dead roots and dead animals. This dead organic matter is broken down in nature by soil microbes to become Humus. This create a great deal of food for soil life. And the soil retains plenty of CO2. Years of using chemical fertilizers has caused the Humus to disappear from agriculture land. You could think of Humus as the battery of the soil where energy (carbon) is stored. This energy (carbon) is used by the microorganisms to do their work. Without Humus it’s impossible to achieve natural soil recovery.
The symbiosis between plant and microbes is absolutely vital for agri-ecosystem.
Bio.SoliZ can play an important role in building a symbiotic relationship between plants and microbes that is absolutely vital for agri-ecosystem.