Improving nutrient availability & suppressing disease
Many growers are concerned about a steady decline in soil quality which is reflected in reduced organic matter levels, higher fertiliser use, reduced quality and uniformity of produce and compacted soils (requiring more horsepower).
The major benefits of including soil health activities and products into a farmer’s system are:
- Reduced plant disease
- Improved nutrient availability
- Improve soil structure, all of which
- Support crop yields and quality
Research has shown that the benefits of healthy soils come from focus on four simple aspects of soils (and plants):
- Microbial diversity
- Microbial activity
- Adding carbon
- Energising the plant
Along with balancing soil minerals (see Services – Soil Analysis)
OFS’ has cost effective solutions for each soil health aspect that will to improve nutrient availability and reduce disease.