Have you ever wondered why forests don’t need synthetic fertilizers, artificial irrigation systems, or human-intervened soil management practices, yet they have trees that continue to grow and regrow with luscious leaves, dense shrubs and an abundance of greenery that is greener than anything we can find elsewhere? Can we somehow implement this natural regenerative system into our agricultural cycle to ensure that our crops are naturally healthy, bursting with nutrients and of course, pouring out a much higher yield?
Farmers have been using chemical fertilizers for decades and while this may have pushed their ROI up for a while, it is more like an artificial bubble – as artificial as the synthetic fertilizers that are being used. There was a time when increasing use of agrochemicals was linked to a higher yield of crop. Farmers who were desperate to get more harvest from their depleted soil turned to showering chemical fertilizers and pesticides. While farmers around the globe started evolving their farming methods, little did they know that it will soon cause more problems than they had anticipated.
What is now left is nutrient-less tired soil with increased acidity and aluminum levels. The tractors have end up making the soil compact so the roots cannot grow much deeper. This causes drainage issues which adds to the whole problem caused by extractive agriculture – when we are extracting everything from the soil but not giving anything back in return.
Without sounding like David Attenborough, I would like to highlight what have recently been felt by farmers across the globe, and how a new agricultural technique, or should we say forest-inspired regenerative agricultural approach, is being implemented in some countries which is producing favorable results. The essence of Regenerative Agriculture is to restore nature, return the nutrients back to the soil, improve the structure and overall health of the soil, and make way for sustainable agriculture, which increases yield and brings back more money to the farmers.
Using the regenerative agricultural approach, farmers in Guatemala and Honduras have experimented with intercropping their corn with species of legume and bean plantations that not only grow quickly, but also help the soil recover by providing an organic cover on the ground that maintains moisture, breaks down nutrients and prevents weed growth, which in turn drastically reduces the need of harsh herbicides. Not only that, some of them have gone for an agroforestry approach where crops are grown with trees and livestock that not only support biodiversity, but also bring organic content back to the land.
With regenerative agriculture proven to yield more crops per acre, now add organic Calcium Sulphate Dehydrate to this equation, and the result will be an even more successful farming, higher yield, and therefore far better ROI. The best way to provide your crops organic Calcium Sulphate Dehydrate is through EcoGem® Soil Enhancer. The EcoGem® Soil Enhancer is a complete 3 in 1 soil management system that focuses on better soil health, improved water infiltration, and enhanced carbon capture. Providing organic Calcium and Sulfur as its core nutrients, EcoGem® Soil Enhancer delivers unmatched benefits including, but not limited to:
- Increased soil health by minimizing crusting, clumping, and erosion
- Healthier and larger plants due to greenhouse gas capture
- Reduction in water irrigation requirements
- Less fertilizer usage
- Balanced pH level of soil and reduction in aluminum toxicity
- Increase in crop yield
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