It is becoming increasingly clear that chemical fertilizers are a wasteful, harmful and unsustainable option for modern agriculture if we want to preserve our land and the environment. But, what is the alternative? How can we walk away from the most common fertilizer in the world and expect to keep up with the growing demand for crop production.
Fortunately, Nature has provided an answer, and it is all around you. Cyanobacteria are one of the main types of algae and are naturally occurring all around the world in oceans, lakes and, of course, soil. Cyanobacteria are a special kind of algae because, in addition to performing photosynthesis by converting sunlight into energy, the same organism uses that solar powered energy to fix nitrogen from the atmosphere and make the nitrogen readily available for other plants in the ecosystem to use. So, cyanobacteria are basically a microscopic, solar powered version of a fertilizer factory! Cyanobacteria are the perfect low cost alternative to chemical fertilizers; we have seen yields equally as high by using algal biofertilizers alone and, they have also been seen to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, increase water use efficiency and increase crop nutritional value.
The beauty of using algae as a fertilizer is the simplicity of the solution. Using biology to help biology, Soil Algae has developed the answer to an array of concerns caused by chemical fertilizers including water pollution, degraded or saline soil and decreased nutritional value in crops. The Live Algae Soil Amendment is a non-chemical, renewable and sustainable source of fertilizer that benefits your land, your yield, and Planet Earth. By taking chemicals out of the equation and introducing microscopic algae, you will see marked improvements in your agriculture.
We have already seen the use and benefits of algal biofertilizers on farms and rice paddies in places like Texas, Colorado, India, Vietnam and Ethiopia, and it is only going to spread further. By switching from a chemical fertilizer to an algae biofertilizer, you will see comparable crop yield, decreased reliance on fossil fuels, increased nutritional quality of crops, increase in water use efficiency, increased resistance to pests, stabilization of soil aggregates and decreased greenhouse gas emissions. Make the switch today and see for yourself!
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