What can farmers do to protect the soil ecosystem?
Especially in conventional agriculture, organically produced additives are not considered suitable: poor price-performance ratio, lower yields. A solution disproving this assumption comes from the Netherlands. There, the company Ad Terram is developing microplastic-free solutions for seed treatments.
Bio stimulants are among these solutions. These are substances or microorganisms such as microbe cultures that are applied to the seed or plant to stimulate growth naturally. These substances are distributed as pellets, in liquid or in powder form – basically microplastic-free, independently tested and certified by flustix with the “flustix MIKROPLASTIKFREI” seal.
Such innovations help European agriculture to implement the regulations on the use of fertilizers tightened by ECHA – the EU’s European Chemicals Agency – in Regulation 2019/1009.