More effective useful microorganisms with the right matrix

Both practice and scientific research have demonstrated that the presence of a vital and biodiverse “fabric” of microorganisms, within cultivated land, is essential to guarantee its health and fertility. And although there is still much to discover in terms of soil microbiota and the functional relationships that are established both between the various microorganisms that compose it and between them and plant roots, the fundamental role of some of these has now been established: such as in facilitating plant nutrition, encouraging their vegetative development and the production of fruits, and counteracting the spread of pathogens and parasites.

Useful microorganisms: from soil to soil

The beneficial actions of microorganisms useful in agriculture take on an even more interesting role in today’s cultural context, characterized by the loss of fertility of cultivated land, due to excessive exploitation, widespread risk of desertification and salinization linked to climate change and intensive agricultural practices, and the need to limit the loss of nutrients distributed through fertilization, both to increase the efficiency of the practice and to limit its environmental impact. For this reason, different species of bacteria and fungi isolated in the soil are multiplied industrially and used as inoculates in fertilizers with different formulations, and through this process they are reintroduced in cultivated land.

But is reintegrating or increasing the presence of useful microorganisms in the soil really that simple?

Organic substance and useful microorganisms

There is an inseparable link between the organic matter of soil and the microorganisms that inhabit it. Actually, the microorganisms themselves are part of this organic matter, constituting the living fraction of it. At the same time, they play a decisive role in the mineralization of the soil’s organic substance and derive nutrients from it. In particular, they are stimulated by the humified fraction of organic matter, more specifically by humic and fulvic acids.

These not only act as a vehicle for transporting nutrients to plants and improving soil structure and porosity, but they also act as a substrate for microbial growth.

Vitality and effectiveness of microorganisms found in fertilizers

At Agribios, we are well aware of the importance of  the quality of the organic matrices with which fertilizers must be produced, as well as the need to support useful microorganisms inoculated in fertilizers with organic matter with adequate characteristics.

The long natural humification processes that the raw materials, of animal and vegetable origin, are subject to in order to become the matrices of our fertilizers, do not require drying in ovens; while it takes months to obtain the desired result, namely a high synthesis of humic and fulvic acids and optimal composition parameters, the organic matter that is transformed this way (also thanks to the continuation of the production process which takes place completely cold) constitutes the optimal substrate for inoculations of rhizosphere bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi, which become vital to the soil and there they will multiply and perform their beneficial functions effectively.

This is not the case when useful microorganisms are distributed to the soil on mineral matrices, which provide no guarantee of supporting their vitality and effectiveness.

Enhance the effects of useful microorganisms with ECO BOOSTER

In constant search of levels of excellence in the performance of its products, Agribios has recently developed ECO BOOSTER.

It is an active substrate obtained from exclusive controlled fermentation processes of natural substances, rich in precious metabolites, active enzyme components and microbial growth modulators

Used during the maturation of the organic matrix intended for the production of fertilizers, it increases its quality and makes it able to promote the growth of useful microbial species, both those inoculated in the fertilizer and those already present in the soil.

The result is an enhancement of the beneficial activities carried out by these microorganisms, with a consequent improvement in plant nutrition and their resistance to parasites, diseases and environmental stress.


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