Farmers are quickly recognizing the strong movement toward quality in production. Although yield is important, the market is demanding higher quality crops with better storability, better taste and higher nutrient density. In addition, the push toward organic food is putting pressure on traditional farming conventions. Our objective is to provide a pathway for farmers to transition from the conventional paradigm of agriculture to a more biological approach. The production of high quality crops is dependent on the complete biological system of soil, air, and water.
Healthy soil acts as the plant's digestive system to metabolize the minerals needed for optimal plant growth. Each farm is different and it is important to consider the diversity of soil type, nutrient availability, water quality and availability, and climate. Healthy soils are the foundation of a healthy crop. Truly healthy soils have the following common characteristics:
A large and thriving microbial community. Healthy soil acts as the plant's digestive system and has functions which are similar to that of a ruminant animal. The soil microbes, especially in the rhizosphere, digest insoluble minerals and make organic compounds available to the plants in the same way a cow's digestive system breaks down feed so that it can be assimilated into the blood stream. The plant can absorb and use nutrients digested by the microbes much more efficiently and effectively than it can absorb ions in a solution. Feeding ionic fertilizers to your plants is a bit like trying to keep a cow healthy on IV.
Availability of a balanced blend of nutrients, micronutrients and minerals. Plants require a multitude of minerals and trace minerals to act as enzyme cofactors so they can form complete protein compounds that build immunity.
Good Soil Tilth. Soil structure is key to allowing for the proper movement of air and water to the plant. Good soil aggregation and good crumb formation constitute good soil tilth which facilitates proper water infiltration and storage.
Advancing Eco-Agriculture believes in a complete systems approach to soil management and plant nutrition. A comprehensive nutrition plan must consider both long and short-term soil and crop needs. Our nutritional supplements bring balance to soil and stimulate soil biology. We specialize in liquid materials which can be used in irrigation systems, drip systems, in-row applications, and foliar applications to help crops realize full genetic potential. Our products are unrivaled in quality and bioavailability.