Boosting soil life with Perlka®
The well-established fertilizer supports food security and sustainable food production.
What is a fertile soil and what does it need?
There are different kinds of soils with varying characteristics such as clay, gravel, volcanic ash or sandy soils. A good soil is one which has high water retention capacity - according to its soil type - to help crops survive dry periods. Water, sufficient nutrients and a balanced biological activity in such a soil are essential to add life to the soil and to produce vegetables, fruits and other crops sustainably.
What is Perlka®?
Perlka® is a dynamic and flexible fertilizer. It not only supplies the soil with essential nutrients such as nitrogen and lime but also offers a wide range of other unique effects. Many farmers prefer Calcium Cyanamide Perlka® in order to prevent yield and quality losses during increasingly tight crop rotations, or to be able to manage them properly once again. Why? - because soil health is more important than ever to ensure a sustainable production.
How does Perlka® help to create a healthier soil?
By applying Perlka® to the soil the activity of soil enzymes including dehydrogenase, catalase, protease etc. is fostered due to its lime and nitrogen content. Lime prevents acidification and nitrogen helps additionally to support the living conditions of soil bacteria and microorganisms. Moreover, a Perlka®-fertilized environment supports the living conditions of saprophytic fungi, e.g. fungi that are responsible to degrade straw and other infectious plant residues on the soil surface. Many parasitic fungi cannot benefit from this nitrogen source.
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Thus, all in all we can say that Perlka®…
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