Soil Nutrition

Complete, balanced and complexed nutrient delivery along with the nurturing of soil and plant biology
True soil health

Genuine soil health embraces three areas; Physical, Biological and Chemical. All three are indisputably interconnected. Changes in any one of the three will always affect the other two.

At Hybrid-Ag, all three areas are given the due consideration they deserve. We recognise there are no shortcuts in the attention required to get the balance correct in any area and between all of the areas. Utilising the concept of complete, balanced and complexed nutrient delivery we have a uniquely effective method of addressing all areas of true soil health.

THE SYNERGY OF PHYSICS, CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY
Soil Nutrition - Circle diagram. Biological, physical and chemical

BIOLOGICAL

  • Nitrogen Creation and Cycle
  • Soil Nutrient Cycling
  • Rhizosphere – Plant Roots
  • Food Web
  • Microbial Biomass and Activity (Flora and Fauna)
  • Enzyme activity
  • Soil Respiration

PHYSICAL

  • Water Infiltration
  • Water Holding Capacity
  • Porosity
  • Bulk Density
  • Soil Texture
  • Soil Structure

CHEMICAL

  • pH
  • Salinity (EC)
  • Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC)
  • Organic Matter
  • Macro and Micro Nutrients
  • Ca / Mg ratio
When all components are in correct balance...
True soil health is achieved

An optimally productive soil contains a perfect balance of inorganic minerals, organic (carbon-based) materials, and living organisms, all contained within a physical structure that absorbs and holds water to facilitate natural chemical reactions that feed plants perfectly.

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Combining the best of chemistry, physics and biology, with sound farm management practices, Hybrid-Ag has a system that recognizes that every decision we make and every action we take in our farming operations has an impact on everything else in that system, (including soil and plant microorganisms). The key to this system is to then work toward only utilizing methods that have a beneficial effect on the other areas of that operation.

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Nutrient deficiencies and imbalances are one of the major factors that lead to pest and disease outbreaks. The use and particularly the over-use of synthetic pesticides and fertilisers can often be the main cause of such deficiencies and imbalances.

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Pesticides will weaken plants while the pests themselves will actually avoid healthy plants. Weakened plants open the door to pests and disease and hence pesticides precipitate pest attack and disease susceptibility, and thus they induce a cycle of further pesticide and fungicide use.
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Incorporating organic matter into soil can alter the physical, chemical and biological balances in the soil. It can change the:

  • amount of nitrogen that is available to plants
  • amount of other nutrients available
  • way the soil holds together
  • number and type of organisms present in the soil

All of these changes are related to the way the organic matter is decomposed when it is incorporated into soil and to the particular type of organic matter present.

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