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5 essential axes for the regeneration of a soil

1 - Permanent plant cover throughout the seasons. A permanent plant cover allows the capture of CO2 carbon from the air via the plant in order to return it to our soils, which represents the most effective way of reviving soil activity. This action allows an increase in organic matter, provided there is good microbial activity. Bare soil is obviously incapable of creating this photosynthesis and, for lack of structure, is very sensitive to erosion. 2 - Importance of micro-organisms. Good microbial activity is characterized by its quantity and diversity. It is the vital link with the plant in order to trap carbon, among other things. Mycorrhizal fungi are of paramount importance in the protection of these microorganisms and allow the transformation and assimilation of mineral elements and trace elements. The proper functioning of a soil is necessarily assimilated to its structure, but for it to be correctly structured there must be life... 3 - Additional plant diversity. All plants have very different characteristics and each of them is able to interact with their congeners to compensate for the deficiencies of some and the excesses of others at different stages and to send information to microorganisms allowing more resilience in plants. crops. The biodiversity of the earth is the image of plant biodiversity, like what happens in a forest.

4 - Avoid chemicals as much as possible. A soil that functions correctly and naturally is able to relaunch its mineral cycles, fungi can provide a large part of the nitrogen and phosphorus needs for crops, the first 3 axes mentioned being complementary in this approach. No amount of chemical fertilizer can restore a soil, on the contrary we observe every day the degradation of these due to the overdose of NPK in soils unable to assimilate its inorganic minerals in their entirety, we create "lazy" plants and deprived of their function of symbiosis with micro-organisms. 80% of the mass of life on earth is underground, and this is strongly impacted by synthetic fertilizers. 5 - Limitation of working the soil too deep A soil that has a good biological activity remains aerated and does not need plowing. Biological life is organized in horizontal strata. The fact of plowing and especially in depth, destroys its functioning which took time to create and destroys the earthworms essential to lower the carbon in depth. A worked soil oxidizes, and with the addition of fertilizers, thus accelerates erosion and destroys the environment of microorganisms and therefore the structure. Working on the surface is often necessary depending on the crop. As soon as you jostle an ecosystem to grow crops, it is difficult to find harmony and balance. What we know today is that finding this balance is greatly facilitated when adding plant compost and soil biostimulants.

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