Using Microbes to Enhancing Fertiliser Performance
- 10 July 2015
There are many compounds both organic and inorganic that are largely unavailable to plants, in fact a lot of these compounds are nutrients we add in fertilisers and also organic matter recycling.
This leads to wastage and nutrient leaching as they are not being used by the plants. However, microorganisms can solubilise these compounds and make them available for uptake by the plants root system. These microbes will also make it easier for plants to access these nutrients and allow the plant to put more energy into growth.
In performing this important function the Microbes create a more efficient use of added nutrients, generating a better growth response from fertiliser inputs. Also our research has demonstrated the ability to lower fertiliser use while still getting the same yield.
This doesn’t happen unless you have good populations of bacteria and fungi in your soil. By using a microbial inoculant like EM, you can add significant populations of beneficial microbes that will also stimulate other important soil bacteria and fungi to kick start the biological function of your soil.
EM is a product with a multitude of benefits, many of which are discussed and implemented all around the world. In addition to enhancing fertiliser, EM can also provide nutrient sources outside of fertiliser inputs, these include:
- Fixing atmospheric nitrogen
- Converting organic matter to plant nutrients
- Decomposing organic residues
- Recycling soil nutrients
To learn more about using EM on your farm please contact us.