Consumers today are increasingly concerned about food safety, rising food residues and environmental issues as they become more concerned about their health. Therefore, the demand for chemical-free food is increasing. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people have become aware of healthy organic foods, which in turn has increased the need for biological adjuvants such as organic fertilizers and biostimulants.
The simultaneous increase in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in crop production causes many environmental and health problems. Soil structure and fertility loss are one of the main causes of soil degradation and are considered a major threat to crop production and food security for future generations.
Safe and environmentally friendly technologies can contribute to the sustainable restoration of degraded soils. Bacterial inoculations can restore fertility to degraded soils. These microorganisms increase the bioavailability of nutrients through nitrogen fixation and mobilization of the most important nutrients (phosphorus, potassium and iron) in the crops, while optimizing the soil structure by improving its aggregation and stability.
Farmers could replace their chemical fertilizers with the leaching residues from the ecological bioleaching with heterotrophic microorganisms carried out by ekolive. In addition, ekolive can biosolubilize humic acids from lignite, which can be used to optimize the nutrient supply of plants. In this way, a yield increase of up to 100% and a reduction in the use of fertilizers and pesticides by up to 30% can be achieved, which in turn leads to better and healthier growth of grass, agricultural crops and wood and also increases the water holding capacity of the soil while significantly reducing water consumption.
Our biotreatment products are soil and plant biostimulants that improve plant growth by 100% and plant dry matter by 400%.
They consist of a valuable mixture of:
- Bacteria and their nutrients – which improve fruit/vegetable flavor, plant health and growth, replenish soil microflora and optimize plant nutrient uptake.
- Organic acids.
- Dissolved natural minerals from which plants obtain important micro and macronutrients (Fe, Cu, Mg, Zn, N, P, K, C, etc.).
>> Here you will find our handout on the topic.
>> Here you will find the research report “Plant growth trials using products derived from bioleaching” done by ekolive of the Biorenewables Development Centre.
>> Here you will find relevant literature, reports, studies and scientific publications on the topic.