Benefit 1: Cost Benefit
It is a superior product that is produced by a biological preparation consisting of 25 beneficial microbes, enzymes, growth promotants, amino and organic acids and functional compounds that enhance nutrients assimilation by plants. It is very much cheaper compared to chemical or inorganic fertilizers (if they possess such function qualities).
Ability of the microbes to breakdown and transform chemical fertilizers to available and assimilable forms, providing them to the plants whenever required, minimizing the rate of nutrient leach.*
It can beneficially affect the chemistry of inorganic fertilizers in the soils minimizing their degree of immobilization. The beneficial microbes will transform the insoluble inorganic elements supplied by chemical fertilizers into metabolites or easily assimilated nutrients as pointed out above.*
99% of raw materials are in-house wastes materials.
*It is documented that approx 50 – 70% of nutrient deployed to farms are leached away. Living Organic Fertilizer will minimize leaching and this will lead to a reduction in the usage of inorganic fertilizers.
BENEFIT 2: SOIL CONDITIONER
It will re-condition soil to become loose and friable. In other words, it provides the soil good tilth – a condition that will encourage more vigorous and profuse growth of root hairs as well as deeper and wider root zone of the plants.
BENEFIT 3: ENHANCE CEC
Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) refers to the nutrient binding and storing capacity of the soil (including storage of water).
The greater the CEC the more nutrients can be stored in the soil hence, supply of nutrients to plants will not be limited and therefore encourage better growth and development and higher yield.
It can increase the CEC by as much as 6 times higher than the original whereas chemical fertilizers will cause immobilization in soils hence a negative effect on CEC.
Benefit 4: Build Organic Matter
Since the organic matter is the natural food source of beneficial soil microorganisms, their proliferation will therefore be enhanced. These beneficial microbes will convert inorganic elements into “metabolites” or organic compounds that can be easily assimilated by plants.
Also, the microbes will accelerate the decomposition of organic materials e.g. rotten fruit bunches, fronds.
Chemical fertilizers do not contain organic material, hence they do not improve the organic matter content of soils.
Benefit 5: Promotes Nitrogen Fixation and Enhances Solubilization of Other Elements
It contains at least 8 microbes (5 bacteria and 3 fungi) that are N-fixers as well as other species that can convert phosphorus, potassium and other inorganic elements available in the soil into readily assimilated compounds for plant use.
This translates to substantial savings on chemical fertilizers. Macro-nutrients, which are generally supplied by chemical fertilizers are expensive and since they are oil-based products their prices have become very prohibitive.
Benefit 6: Natural Enzymes and Probiotics
It contains beneficial microbes that have the ability to produce natural enzymes. This will encourage the formation of growth promoting substances for better growth.
Some microbes also produce probiotics that will protect and/or increase the resistance of plants especially against physiological diseases.
Benefit 7: Organic Acids
It is a good source of organic acids that can improve the assimilability or absorption of soil minerals by the plant.
Benefit 8: Humus
It contains substantial amount of humus, a material that can absorb water almost three times its weight, soils fertilized with it will retain more moisture – a condition that is significant especially during droughts or prolonged dry season.
Humic acid, which is found in humus, is also beneficial for plant growth and development.
Synthetic humic acid is expensive.
Benefit 9: Minimize Fluctuations of Soil Temperature
It can minimize sharp fluctuations of soil temperature; hence, minimizing the stress in plants or crops that is attributable to wide gaps of daytime or night time temperatures.
The growth and yield of plants or crops subjected to any stress will be adversely affected.
Benefit 10: Promotes Soil Balancing Effect
Prolonged use will lead to balance of soil pH.
The soil where the plant grows must be in a well-balanced state: physically, chemically and biologically for maximum productivity as pointed out earlier. It is only through the use of a superior organic fertilizer that this state can be achieved.