Why is HUMUS so important for our grounds?


After worldwar 2 there was a huge starvation in Europe and since so many humans have to be supported, big amounts of mineral fertilizers were importet from the US. It works and the foodsituation of the population improved during a few years. So by this time the need for mineral fertilizers ended. But the use of this fertiliziers wasn't stoped, instead the usage and research was increased in order to increase the output. In addition bigger mashines were used to maintian the floors, which resulted in higher density of the soil and as a result the valuable natural vital top soil was destroyed.

 

A fluffy cappilary structure of the top soil is an important prerequisit for the development or onging existance of soil biota.  Soil biota is necessary in order to transfer the existing minerals like Nitrogen, Phosphoric acid and Potassium in absorbable nutriants consumable by the plants. Based on newest longterm studies it is very sure, that the synthetic/chemical fertilization, most prominent the increase nitrogen fertilization is partly responsible for the increased cancer-cases since the 1980's.

 

Nitrogen is highly concentrated in fruits and vegetables, which was formerly feritlized with mineral fertilizers. Nowadays Nitrogen can be found in the ground water. Through strong rain falls the substance is washed out of the ground- on its way through the ground it transfers to nitrite, which is definitely causing cancer.

 

Based on the ecological damages by the use of artificial fertilizers, the application of mineral fertilizers in Germany is decreasing since 1985.

 

Furthermore the highly densed floors are in high need of watersupply during cultivation and an increased demand of nutritions and pesticides, since there are nearly no soil biota, that can attack pests in a natural way. The additional need for nutritiens and pesticides results also through the problem that the missing ability of the soil to store water and nutrients is no more existing. Since this components are allways only digged in on the surface and therefore are washed out easily.

 

Soil over-/fertilized with nitrogen acidify more and more, therefor the the ph-value is decreasing and the soils get salted which is negative for the soil biota.

 

Increased erosion of the the soil through wind and water, could result in the slip of full mountainsides.

 

Overall the loss of humus- and nutrientssaturated top soils through erosion is very negativ for soilfertility and waterstorage and filtration capability of the soil

 



   

      watererosion in %


winderosion in %

 

Total in %

worldwide

56

28

84

Africa

46

38

84

Asia

58

30

88

Northamerica

67

25

92

Oceania

81

16

97

Europe

52

19

71

Southamerica

51

17

68


Tab.1: Part of erosion at the anthropogenic degraded soil surface

contributet by WBGU 1993, S. 71 – table 11 (source: Oldeman et al. 1991))



The solution


HUMUS as it results out of our research and tests within our project SoilBack.

 

Nutrientsprovider

Humus contains and stores nitrogen, phosphoric acid and sulfite, important nutrients for plant growth. The  Humus provides this nutrients and prevents, that they get washed out into the ground water.


Waterstorage

Through the Humus the soil gets a structure comparable to a sponge. Humus is very porous, and this structure can bind water very good, even againt gravity. The water is longer available for the soil biota and plants.


Proctection against flooding

Highly humid floors are not only effective waterstorages, they can even, through extrem heavy rainfalls, protect against flooding. By the spongestructure high amounts of water are binded very fast.


Protection against burdens and residuals

Through its porous structure humus has a high surface ratio. The surface is able to bind burdens like pesticide residuals and protects them against the descent into the groundwater.

 

Binding of carbon dioxide

Plants bind CO². This is mainly released through the decomposition of organic plant residuals, but a small portion is binded by a humus rich soil structure and this for a long period (up to several thousand years). In a global sense soils store twice the amount of carbon dioxide compared to living plants.



Take care and responsibility for the upcomming generations in order to hand over the world and the floors, like our grandparents transfered them formerly to us. 


With us and our product SoilBack you repair the floors, increase the harvest and what is fascinating- you get back the old quality and taste of your products!

 

IMPORTANT:


Our fertilizer /compost booster is very good for you, if you have fertilized your garden / floor for many years with mineral fertilizers. The non used nitrogen-compounds are processed by our soil biota and transfered into immediatly plant accessible compounds - which often results in exraordinary growth (quantity and size)- but this time in combination wiht quality and taste like at grandparents time!