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Soil life

The balance in the soil is essential for the growth of plants and other life forms. Biodiversity is an important part of this. To ensure that biodiversity improves, Royal Eijkelkamp has a number of products that contribute to this. Biodiversity ensures, for example, fertile soil, clean water and a stable climate.

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How does soil life work?

When the micro-organisms in the soil are both numerous and diverse, we speak of a healthy soil life. The vast majority of soil organisms are beneficial to plants. Indeed, without these organisms, plants would not survive. In a healthy soil, the organisms are numerous and diverse and form a complex ecosystem. The many beneficial organisms together keep the unfavourable organisms in check through competition. By focusing on soil life, the transition to a sustainable cultivation system with less or no artificial fertilisers and chemical pesticides can be facilitated. 

On the road to sustainable soil management

A healthy soil has many advantages. A healthy soil has a good soil structure and therefore works like a sponge. There will be fewer diseases and pests in a healthy soil and more and nutrients are available for plants. Moreover, it builds up organic matter, stores carbon and generates a high-quality yield. In practice, this means less work and lower costs for the farmer, horticulturist, greenkeeper or gardener. Besides making nutrients available, soil life helps plants stay healthy. Bacteria and fungi in particular form a protective layer around the roots and above-ground parts of the plant. This prevents disease-causing organisms from penetrating the plant. By focusing on soil life, the transition to a sustainable cultivation system with less or no artificial fertilisers and chemical pesticides can be facilitated. 
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