What is soil health?
A healthy diversity and population of soil microorganisms in the rhizosphere that promote plant health and crop production.
Farming is a practice that alters native biodiversity. Repeatedly planting a single plant species selects weeds, insects, fungi, and soil microbes. Soil borne disease – fungal and bacterial – as well as certain repetitive management practices further reduces soil microbe diversity.
Increased plant disease and soil pathogens.
Decreased availability of nutrients to the plant.
Increased soil compaction and loss of soil aggregates.
Increased water requirements and loss of water holding capacity.
Loss of production due to plant stress energy diversions.
Practical application of scientific knowledge tries to put the edge to the crop.
Over 90 years of use have proven Chloropicrin’s track record of suppressing disease. New studies with Michigan State University, Oregon State University, and the Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment in Quebec are confirming that Chloropicrin acts as a selective agent, supporting the repopulation of native, beneficial microbes.
Promotes native beneficial
Supports a healthy root system.
Improves water and nutrient-use efficiency.
Results in less crop stress.
Increased and better quality crop yields.