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2015 is Marked "International Year of Soils”

The Impact of Healthy Soil

2015 was just recently named the "International Year of Soils" by the United Nations. The United Nations wanted to bring attention to the importance of soil health in the name of protecting different ecosystems and successful agricultural production. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) held an event recently in support of the International Year of Soils stateside. Soil health plays such an important role in our food productions and the protection of wildlife and ecosystems all across this country.

Many farmers rely on the NRCS to help them improve their agricultural practices to ensure sustainable farming practices so that we can prevent ecological and agriculture disasters like the "Dust Bowl" droughts throughout the 1930s. Healthy soil also plays a role in controlling important aspects of global warming such as carbon dioxide storage and helping ecosystems survive extreme weather changes. Healthy and happy soil is the key to success for food production and a happy environment. With a fast growing global population, the world as a whole needs to ensure sustainable soil use and farming practices in order to meet the rising food demands of a growing developing world.

Improving Your Soil Health

If improving your soil is something that you've had your mind on, 2015 is the year to do it! So many people are going to be focused on improving the quality of their soil this year, you may as well benefit from the extra information coming out about it. Healthy soil has millions of beneficial bacterias and organisms living inside of it. This type of healthy or "living" soil is an important part in creating successful soil for agricultural practices, as well as providing support for the ecosystems living around your crops. This mutually beneficial healthy soil helps so much more than just a single plant, but it creates a healthy environment for other living organisms, insects and animals that may also benefit your plants or crops. Creating a sustainable and Eco-friendly base of healthy soil will certainly help improve the production of your plants or crops. Our EM products and our EM-1 Microbial Inoculant are designed to help improve soil quality, as well as promote the environment around it.

How to Learn More

You can learn more about the "International Year of Soils" from the UN, USDA or NRCS directly. You can be sure that we will be updating our website with more helpful information about creating healthy soil. We also have a variety of other blogs detailing the benefits of healthy soil and how important it is to have your soil tested. Read through our website for a number of healthy soil ideas! If you want to improve your soil this year, try our EM products for your agricultural or gardening application. Our EM products (such as the EM-1 Microbial Inoculant) are great choices for getting your soil back on track. Create a strong, healthy and living soil this year with by infusing it with effective microorganisms!