The nutrient supply and thus the growth potential of crops depends greatly on the nitrogen supply. This requires special attention to the nitrogen and the type of the nitrogen.
About a century ago, the Haber process was introduced to bind atmospheric nitrogen into nitrate and ammonium. But this fertilization approach weakens plants to such an extent, that large amounts of insecticide and fungicide are needed in today’s agriculture.
Today we know that the plant root is not able to limit the flow of nitrate. It absorbs all the existing nitrate and over-fertilizes itself. For this reason, ammonium nitrogen fertilizers with retarders are mostly used today. But where ammonium nitrogen is present in large quantities, rotting processes in the soil are under way, resulting in many plant diseases, significant pest pressure, decreased food quality and reduced shelf life.
We were able to prove analytically that healthy soils and optimal composted organic materials contain large amounts of amino acids and that these are absorbed by plant roots. We have found that plants growing in this environment have an exceptionally good and uniform growth, very low harmful fungi and pests, with very high yields and exceptional food quality, both in taste and shelf life.