Since the Second World War, and the Agricultural Revolution that followed, soil amendments have typically referred to artificial fertilisers containing N P and K. More recently the Soil Amendment offering has grown to include a whole host of micro and macro nutrients all with the sole aim of feeding the plant to increase yields and profits. This method of feeding the crops with artificial fertilisers and other nutrients has worked, for a time, but this method is unsustainable. Global Warming and the degradation of our soils, which are directly linked, are quickly approaching a point of no return. Atmospheric CO2 levels are increasing year on year with Soil Carbon levels doing the exact opposite. Agricultural practices are not solely responsible for the effects of Global Warming but they have definitely contributed. Luckily Agriculture and more specifically our soils can go a long way to reversing the damage caused by artificial fertilisers, pesticides, fungicides and even the plough.
Agriton | Bokashi is fermented organic matter. Unlike traditional composting, which is aerobic decomposition (rotting), Bokashi is anaerobic and a form of fermentation. Bokashi adopts a very similar practice to ensiling forage crops. By removing the oxygen and fermenting, microbes can pre-digest the organic matter to convert complex organic structures, such as cellulose and lignin, into simpler easily digested ones. This process also retains the nutrients and energy within making Bokashi a nutrient dense, readily available food source for the soil. Unlike traditional composting Bokashi does not release Greenhouse Gases into the atmosphere significantly reducing your carbon footprint.
Agriton | EM Slurry is a microbial slurry inoculant designed to ferment the organic matter portion within slurry. The microbes will ferment organic matter to retain nutrients which in turn reduces Greenhouse Gasses emission as well as nasty odours. Typically treating slurry with EM Slurry retains 12% more Nitrogen as well as reducing the crust. This creates a more homogenous liquid with higher a Nitrogen content but most importantly turns the slurry into in a product the soil can actually use. Untreated slurry can be extremely toxic and harmful to soil life. Treating your slurry presents this and turns the slurry into a soil friendly food for microbes, earth worms and growing crops.