Today, on World Soil Day, we want to talk about the importance of taking care of our soil and using it responsibly. In Emsa we have developed a set of technologically advanced formulas that help the agricultural sector to improve the harvest and at the same time take care of our health and our land.
- Promotes faster and more uniform fruit ripening
- Helps to strengthen plants (leaves and bud)
- Stimulates flowering, fruit formation and growth
- Facilitates and increases nutrient uptake from soil and leaves
The reasons why soil is key to a sustainable future for the planet:
It may not seem as obvious as green forest, or as vital as fresh water, but seemingly unpalatable soil is a natural resource that is so important for sustaining life on Earth.
Soil provides plants and trees with nutrients, water and minerals, stores carbon reserves and is home to billions of insects, small animals, bacteria and many other micro-organisms.
However, the amount of fertile soil on the planet is declining at an alarming rate, threatening farmers’ ability to grow food to supply the world’s population, which is expected to reach nine billion by 2050. Food creation starts from the soil. Composed of minerals, water, air and organic matter, soil provides the primary nutrient cycle for plants and animals, and is the basis for food, fuel, fibre and medical supplies, as well as many important natural resources.
“The quality of our food depends to a large extent on the quality of our soil”.
The use of inefficient farming practices, such as extensive ploughing, organic matter reclamation, over-irrigation with poor quality water and excessive use of herbicides and pesticides, deplete nutrients in the soil faster than they can be recovered, resulting in loss of soil fertility and soil degradation.
Farmers often ask: why are the berries small, sour, poorly coloured, why are the berries delayed in ripening, why do the vines not ripen well? The answer to this question lies in a balanced diet, water, sunlight and warmth.
The soil always contains nutrients. However, no matter how nutrient-rich the soil is, sooner or later it begins to be depleted, due to the removal of its crops. Soil nutrients are removed by cultivation and are not returned to the soil. As a result of the interruption of nutrient circulation in vineyards and orchards, the soil becomes depleted. The lack of nutrient replenishment in the soil leads to weakened plants and reduced yields.
That is why it is very important to know how to feed our soil correctly and responsibly. Using organic products for agriculture not only helps you to increase your harvest but also to take care of our soil.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT OUR HEAD OF BU LIFE SCIENCES – MARC ROCAFULL:
T.(+34) 646 726 078