Why organic?

Nitrogen is one of the most important nutrients for the plant, but plants can only absorb nitrogen if it is bound to another element, for example oxygen, hydrogen or an organic substance. Through a well designed process, Orgaplus binds the required minerals to organic substances, this therefore also form the basis of the fertilizers produced by Orgaplus. Through the addition of this organic substance to the soil (with regular administration), the soil’s structure will be improved. With the addition of micro-organisms to the Orgaplus products, soil-life is activated. This soil-life has a major influence on the growth of plants. The soil-life must convert the minerals contained in the soil into nutrients for the plant. Furthermore, this soil-life also has a number of other functions including the improvement of the soil structure and the restoration of the natural balance in the soil, whereby the plant acquires a greater resistance.

 

The soil only comprises of an extremely limited amount of organic material. Only 15% of the organic material consists of live organisms. The total live fraction of the soil only comprises 1% of the total soil weight. With the addition of organic material to the soil, Orgaplus also improves the soil-life. The soil-life plays a major role in the upkeep of the soil structure, airing of the soil, drainage, water retention capacity and the root-building capacity of the soil. Organic material in, but especially on the soil, forms the storage site for energy and food used by plants and others organisms. Bacteria, moulds and other soil inhabitants transform organic material and thereby also release nutrients. Organic materials contain many different ingredients of which some are more useful to organisms than others. In general, organic material in the soil comprises of equal parts humus and active organic materials. Active organic materials are those parts that are available to soil organisms as food. When the level of organic material in the soil increases, the soil organisms convert this into humus - a relatively stable form of carbon compounds that can remain in the soil for years and even centuries.

 

By using Orgaplus products, the minerals in the fertilizer are only released once the plant has a need for this and far less minerals are washed out than with the use of chemical fertilizers. Thus more minerals are available for the plant than when one would have used chemical fertilizers. So with less fertilizer, the plant still has enough of the necessary minerals available. This suits the nitrate directive of the European Union extremely well.

 

Orgaplus closes the mineral link:

ORGAplus
natural fertilizer granules

Binding of minerals 
organic substance in the desired ratio

Storage of soil-life and release of minerals for use by the plant

 

-  analogue GFT
-  animal manure
-  plant material
-  green waste


Growth of plants and crops


Yields of fruit etc. and flowers and plants

The production of natural fertilizer granules based on organic manure and waste materials seamlessly fits into the search for sustainable agriculture in which an overdose of minerals (through the use of chemical fertilizers) should be countered.

 

Chemical fertilizer, an invention by chemist Justus von Liebig (1803 - 1873), has many drawbacks. One of these drawbacks is that chemical fertilizers ensure a rapid release of the nutrients in fertilizers (non-organically bound nutrients wash out far quicker than organically bound). Thus a large part of the nutrients mixed with chemical fertilizers are not used by the plants, but seeps into the ground water. Von Liebig later on recalled his "law of the minimum". These words from his journal unfortunately remained unknown to many, but in the quote by Von Liebig below, it clearly states why chemical fertilizers are definitely not an option for fertilisation.


"I had sinned against the wisdom of our creator, and receiving just punishment for it. I wanted to improve His handiwork and in my blindness, I believed that this wonderful chain of laws, which ties life to the surface of the earth and always keeps it rejuvenated, there had to be a link missing that had to be replaced by me - this weak powerless nothing.

The law, to which my research on the topsoil leads me, states: "On the outer crust of the earth under the influence of the sun, organic life shall develop". And so the great master and builder gave the fragments of the earth the ability to attract and hold all these elements necessary to feed plants and further serve animals, like a magnet attracts and holds iron particles, so as no piece be lost.


Our master enclosed a second law unto this one, through which the plant bearing earth becomes an enormous cleansing apparatus for the water. Through this particular ability, the earth removes all products of decay and putrefaction, of perished plant and animal generations".


Justus von Liebig