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DECEMBER 2020
CORPORATIVE | AGRICULTURE

The importance of agricultural land in the health and yield of your crops

 

  • The health of agricultural soil is a basic element to guarantee an optimal development of your crops.
  • For this reason, it is essential to supervise that it is in an optimal state and to provide it with those resources that allow it to enhance its work in the assimilation of nutrients that the plant performs.

 

In just a few days, specifically next Saturday, December 5, there will be an event closely related to the field of agriculture and, why not say it, with its expectations and future potential, such as World Soil Day.

Through this celebration, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) intends to annually remember the extraordinary importance of soil health and the sustainable management of its resources in all areas, and especially in the case of agriculture.

Although in the field of agricultural activity, special attention is usually paid to those aspects that enjoy a more notable presence in the daily work of the farmer, such as the choice of crops, the selection of seeds or the different measures that must carried out to promote its optimal growth and development, it is essential to give agricultural soil the recognition it deserves, as an essential factor to guarantee the storage and subsequent supply of both water and macro and micronutrients to the plant.

Only as soon as a plant has a healthy soil, which favors the availability of water and in which the nutrients it requires for its growth abound, it will be able to develop its full potential.

However, perhaps largely due to its 'silent role', it is sometimes forgotten that it is necessary to treat agricultural soil as one more living element, which requires the performance of those practices that contribute to its regeneration and enrichment, as well as to favor the best conditions so that the plant can absorb the resources that are available in it, naturally or through fertilization or plant biostimulation techniques.

In the specific case of our country, agricultural soils are characterized, in a large part of the national territory, by a high calcium carbonate content, low presence of organic matter and salinity, reasons for which essential nutritional elements are blocked and, in addition , the amount of water necessary so that the plant can absorb them in the optimal amount for their correct development is not retained.

The main advantage of sulfur for agricultural use compared to other synthetic active principles lies not only in its ability to be used for agricultural purposes in an integral way, due to its phytosanitary, fertilizer and biostimulant capacity, but also due to its markedly natural character, ecological and sustainable, which allows its application in all types of farms and crops.

In addition, it positively influences the regeneration of soil bacteria. In this sense, the SULTECH® technology, developed exclusively by AFEPASA, improves the microbial population of the land in which it is applied. SULTECH® sulfur has a considerably smaller particle size than micronized and sublimated sulfur, and with a totally different crystalline structure. In this way, its optimal absorption by the thiobacteria that make up the agricultural soil is facilitated.

In short, from AFEPASA today we want to take advantage of this day to remind you of the importance of incorporating within your agricultural activities the development of adequate supervision and control of the quality of your cultivation soil, making the necessary contributions so that you can offer the required resources for the best performance of your crops.