Microbial biodiversity in potting soils

Microbial biodiversity in potting soils

Potting soils are mostly composed of inert raw materials (peat,perlite, coconut, mineral fertilisers…), that are characterized by a poor soil life, both with regard to the number and the diversity of the micro-organisms. However, micro-organisms are very useful: they will convert organic matter into nutrients for each other and for the plants. Moreover, the mutual competition between the different organisms slows down harmful organisms. As a consequence, diseases will have less chance of developing.

For this reason it is important to pay sufficient attention to the microbial activity and diversity in the substrate. In a healthy and fertile substrate with a diverse and active soil life, plants benefit from a better balance and an improved nutrient release. The risk of pathogen exposure will also decline. Plants develop a healthier root system and grow more vigorously, resulting in a lower rate of plant loss.

DCM VIVISOL®

DCM VIVISOL®

Organic soil improver with Bacillus sp.

DCM VIVISOL® is a unique product!

Proven results:

  • a more and active soil life
  • more soil biodiversity
  • an increased efficiency of the applied fertiliser

What is DCM VIVISOL®?

  • Bacillus sp. including Bacillus amyloliquefaciens (106 CFU/gram)
  • Inoculated onto vegetal raw materials, rich in organic matter

What is the effect of DCM VIVISOL® ?

  • Creates ideal soil conditions: both physically and biologically
  • Guarantees a fast colonization of the rhizosphere
  • Releases soil phosphorus and makes it uptakeable for the plant roots
  • Optimizes the health of plants and roots
  • Produces stronger plants boasting improved growth and quality
  • Scientific research proves added value for many crops
 

Application of DCM VIVISOL® MINIGRAN®, Lavendula augustifolia ‘Grosso’ (P9), DLV Plant, Boskoop, the Netherlands, 2015

Standard fertilization
Extra DCM VIVISOL® MINIGRAN® (2 kg/m³)