Farmers should understand microorganism power on solid fertilizers. With very acidic soil, even application of tons and tons of soil fertilizer will have little effect. Very acidic soil is "almost dead," says experts, and tends to be very poor habitat for live microorganism to survive in.
In fact, very small amount of microorganism exists in such soil, so that no matter how much soil fertilizers you apply, plants won't benefit from them. They just waste away in the soil, often getting washed out by water flow.
That's why farmers need to know about microorganism power on solid fertilizers, chemical or organic. Without microorganism in the soil, fertilizer mineral nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium won't be simplified into forms absorbable by plants. Plants cannot take in fertilizers like that all by themselves. They need microorganisms to process the nutrients in fertilizers for them.
But with acidic soil, few microorganisms survive in the soil. Acidic environment discourages life. There should be a balance in the pH level of the soil, and this is what microorganism does to the soil, among many others. That's why there's the need to apply BIOnix Max 1 on solid fertilizers, chemical or organic. Max is concentrated microorganism. When applied on solid fertilizers, the microorganism multiplies and converts the mineral nutrients into simpler forms so plants can absorb them easily.
Here are the benefits of microorganism to the soil and plants: microorganisms enrich the soil with their presence, make solid fertilizers usable to plants, balance the pH level of the soil, and maximizes the effect of solid soil fertilizers up to about 3 to 4 times its power. That's microorganism power on solid fertilizers.
For acidic soil, the need for microorganism supplementation is a must. This brings back the natural fertility of the soil and helps a lot in the conversion of chemical soaked farms into organic farms.
Microorganisms, however, cannot do the job alone. They need solid soil fertilizers to maximize. You cannot apply microorganisms alone on the soil and expect your plants to perform better. Applying them on solid chemical fertilizers is called BIO-chemical farming, and applying them on organic solid fertilizers is called full organic farming.