Soil life – One teaspoon of soil contains more living organisms than there are people in the world.

Without this biological diversity, there would be no earthly life on earth. Soil not only provides a habitat for billions of organisms. But also acts as a water filter and growth medium. soil life contributes to biodiversity. In addition, it provides processing of organic matter and acts as a filter for water. The soil is one of the most valuable possessions

that farmer and gardener have.

Frassor increases soil and plant resilience

A healthy soil stands or falls with the presence of the right soil biology. In soil life, a distinction can be made between the micro-organisms and the macro-organisms. Micro-organisms are bacteria and fungi. These cannot be seen with the naked eye but only with a microscope. Furthermore, important organisms such as nematodes, protozoa, and potworms also fall under microorganisms. Macroorganisms are all insects, worms and higher animals such as moles that live in the soil. All this soil life has a great influence on the structure and composition of the soil. Such as digesting organic matter, making nutrients available and the plants that live on the soil. Successfully managing the soil life a key success factor in growing healthy plants.

Stimulate positive soil life with Chitin

Worms and fungi form corridors in the soil through which air, organic matter and other nutrients are distributed through the soil. Decomposed plant material is processed by composters into nutritious raw material. But pathogenic nematodes, fungi and bacteria can also occur in the soil, which is exactly what you want to prevent. Frassor insect manure is successfully used in practice to stimulate healthy soil life. It does not give space to harmful organisms.

Soil life does not live in isolation. Organisms have complex relationships with each other and their natural habitat. Some of these interactions are negative; the classic eat or be eaten, but many positive interactions also take place in soil. Especially in the area around the plant root, called the rhizosphere, live millions of fungi and bacteria that exchange nutrients with each other and the plants, making each other’s lives better. Frassor insect manure is very rich in Chitin and a natural soil improver. Administration of chitin to the soil leads to the stimulation of microorganisms that attack harmful soil life. Chitin also changes the soil environment allowing positive soil life to develop better.

Frassor Enriches Soil with Organic Matter

A good knowledge of soil life is essential for good soil management. However, due to the great diversity in soils, the appropriate soil biology is also different for each soil type and hydrology. Under aerobic conditions, organic matter conversion dynamics play an important role in the availability of nutrients in and out of the soil.

The degradability of Organic matter in soil

Organic matter in the soil can be slow and fast degrading. In combination with the acidity of the soil, this has a great influence on the soil life that is attracted. Rapidly degradable organic matter, consisting mainly of dead plant material and manure, attracts mainly bacteria and worms, which can reproduce and grow easily in neutral-basic conditions. Conversely, organic matter that is difficult to break down attracts mainly fungi. These will secrete enzymes and thus slowly extract carbon from the organic matter for their own growth. Fungi thrive better in a more acidic environment. Incidentally, under anaerobic conditions the relationship between soil life and organic matter is quite different. There is less mineralization, but rather buildup of stable humus forms. Frassor insect manure consists for more than 75% of organic matter, which is why it is often used as a soil improver.

Stimulate organisms in your soil with Frassor

Basically, the more diverse the soil, the healthier it is. This is due to a buffering capacity. When a soil has a high degree of species diversity, it is more likely that when a species disappears. Functions that this species performs can be taken over by other species. Also, a soil where a rich and complex living system is already present is more difficult to colonize by pathogenic species.

In summary, the composition of soil life, its relationships with organic matter, soil acidity and hydrology, and its interaction with vegetation and soil life largely determine the (im)possibilities of plant development.