Organic matter has a huge influence in the harvest and yield of farmers, as researched by Bauer and Black (1994) showing a close link of yield to organic matter. Organic Matter (OM) has recently gained popularity as more and more researches claiming the organic matters effect on plant productivity. Organic matter indeed as researches claim an essential part of farming as it influence not only yield but also CEC, Water Retention, pH Level, and many more. With the advancement of technology, we are now able to control these elements that influence farming business, such is the example of our Bio-Technology (25 Beneficial Micro-organisms: Plantmate). Information is a very important factor in any field of profession to ensure your business will be successful and profit greatly.
Organic matter of the soil are materials produced originally by plant or animals that went through the decomposition process and returned to the soil. Organic matter holds the living part of the soil as it encourages growth of plants and different living organism to thrive, thus the absence of it hinders life. It is as essential part of the soil in farming, because it is were different nutrients is stored and used by other organisms having mutualistic relationship with the plant. If there is low organic matter present in the soil it only means the soil has low presence of nutrients in its soil, and overall degraded quality of the soil.
Organic Matter is a composition of animal manure and plant waste in the top portion of the soil, and below it allows living organism to thrive as described by Tate and Theng (1987). The organic matter on the top portion of the soil, becomes the food source of other living organisms as they break down Organic matter that hold the nutrients they need for food. In this process, organisms living in the soil consumes and converts nutrients into simpler and easily absorbed form of nutrients for the plant. Organic matter is the start of a good mutualistic and symbiotic relationship between the living organisms in the soil and the plant.
A Beneficial Micro-Organism found in Plantmate: Azotobacter vinelandii converts N (Nitrogen)→NH2-N → NH3-N (Ammoniacal nitrogen)→NH4-N (Ammonium)
This relationship between the planted crop and the living organisms (Micro-organisms, earth worms, etc), benefits both party equally. A good example of this would be the root nodules in legumes crops (soybean, peas, beans, and alfalfa), where a micro-organism Rhizobium attaches itself to the root of this plant to Convert Nitrogen into assimilable form of N for the Plant thus increasing plant productivity. This Symbiotic relationship is only one of many symbiotic relationships that arises from the presence of Organic Matter in the Soil.
With this, our company Richfund International introduces our product Plantmate Organic Fertilizer as it is a combination of 25 Beneficial Micro-Organism that has been tested and proven effective in more than 10 countries such as China, Malaysia, Kenya etc. Plantmate was used by USAID and FeedTheFuture as it was recognized as the fertilizer to be the most effective for the soil of Kenya, in increasing yield and mitigating Microbial diseases.
Bauer, A. & Black, A.L. 1994. Quantification of the effect of soil organic matter content on soil productivity. Am. J. Soil Sci. Soc., 5: 185-193.
Tate, R.L. 1987. Soil organic matter: biological and ecological effects. New York, USA, John Wiley & Sons. 291 pp.
Theng, B.K.G. 1987. Clay-humic interactions and soil aggregate stability. In P. Rengasamy, ed. Soil structure and aggregate stability, pp. 32-73. Proc. Institute of Irrigation and Salinity Research. Tatura, Australia.