THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MICROBIOME

The microbiome is the soil’s life. And it must be protected and fostered through farming practices. That’s what our products and the brands we represent do: preserve the microbiome.

Soil is considered the richest habitat on Earth in terms of diversity and microbial dimension. Soil micro-organisms can be found in various micro-habitats and are present on the surface of soil particle aggregates and in porous spaces between and inside aggregates (Foster, 1988).

They interact with the environment through molecules or specific signs and play a fundamental role in environmental processes such as the biochemical cycles of nutrients and matter (routes of a chemical element in nature) and in maintaining the health of plants and the quality of the soil) (Lugtenberg et al., 2009).

The interaction of micro-organisms with plant roots and components present in the root-soil interface makes this interface a dynamic environment known as rhizosphere (Lynch, 1990). The rhizosphere can be defined as a portion of soil adjacent to the plant’s root system and is influenced by the exudates from the roots (Buyer et al., 2002; Mukerji et al., 2006).

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