Soilsmart manufacture and supply a unique range of organic or biologically based products which have been designed to build plant and soil health by improving the balance of minerals and microbes in the soil.
Optimal plant health is not just a question of chemicals and fertilizers, it is governed by the efficiency which plants can convert sunlight into sugars and carbohydrates, and extract nutrients and moisture from the soil - tasks which are dramatically enhanced when the appropriate balance of both minerals and beneficial microbes are present in the soil.
This balancing approach, which is supported by a range of diagnostic services, enables us to optimise the health and productivity of plants grown in a wide variety of circumstances. It also allows us to genuinely work towards remediating the underlying causes of soil decline and poor plant health.
This approach is far more extensive than simply applying a chemical to address the immediately obvious symptoms of a poorly balanced soil - (pests, disease, lack of moisture infiltration or retention, nutrients that have little effect or leach away quickly etc)
In addition to optimising plant health, improving the balance of the soil also has long term economic and environmental benefits by reducing the incidence of pests and disease and in turn the need for chemical inputs. In fact plants grown in well balanced soils typically have higher sugar levels and are stronger and more resilient against pests and disease - (insects don’t like plants with high sugar levels)
Biologically active soils are also typified by good soil structure, ensuring adequate Oxygen levels in the root zone as well as increasing water use efficiency, whilst nutrients are also retained in the root zone longer, making them more available to plant roots and reducing environmental losses from leaching.
Improving soil balance will also ensure you get the maximum value from fertilizer additions, an issue of increasing importance with the cost of most chemically based inputs linked to diminishing oil reserves. In fact there has never been a better time to implement management strategies that ensure your soil is well balanced and that artificial fertilizers and chemical inputs are being used as efficiently as possible.
Grow stronger, healthier plants.
Reduce the frequency and severity of disease events.
Build and maintain a natural defensive network against disease & pests.
Increase Cation Exchange Capacity & Organic Carbon levels in the soil.
Build and maintain soil structure and water use efficiency.
Increase the efficiency of use and retention of soil nutrients.
Reduce your need to apply plant protection chemicals and the associated risks.