- Thanks to the microbial flora, crops grow stronger and show greater tolerance to stress.
- “Living soil helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” says Jesús Juárez.
22 June 2021
The multinational Symborg continues to expand its product portfolio and launches Qlimax, an innovative soil energizer that performs as a prebiotic. Its application multiplies the concentration of microbial flora in the soil, stimulates its development and enhances its beneficial activity in the agronomic management of soil and crops. In the words of Jesús Juárez, founding partner and CEO of Symborg:
“Soil is like humans, if its microbiota is in good condition, it increases the plant’s ability to obtain nutrients and protect itself against pathogenic microorganisms. The soil microbiota is like the intestinal microbiota, it plays a fundamental role in nutrition and health”.
Increasing soil microbial flora improves soil structure and nutrient availability for crops. As a result, with enhanced root system development and improved nutrition, crops develop stronger and show greater tolerance to stress, resulting in a positive impact on crop yield and quality.
Qlimax is composed of a careful selection of molecules with prebiotic function obtained through a unique biotechnological process. Juárez says:
“Qlimax is the result of transferring all of Symborg’s know-how in the effective colonization of beneficial microorganisms from the laboratory to precision agriculture”.
The new Qlimax product is suitable for all crops and soil types, especially recommended for eroded soils or soils at risk of degradation. Moreover, Qlimax can be applied individually or in combination, as it is compatible with any probiotic on the market based on selected microorganisms.
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“Living soil helps combat and adapt to climate change”
Soil is a non-renewable resource; it takes more than 1,000 years for 1 centimetre of soil to form. According to the UN, soil is the largest store of terrestrial organic carbon, more than twice the amount stored in vegetation.
If managed sustainably, living soil can sequester carbon, reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. Healthy soils can also store large amounts of water, which helps crops cope with drought and adapt to extreme rainfall.
“At Symborg we have been advocating for the importance of soil for more than a decade. In addition to having a direct impact on productivity, living soil is an ally in food security, an issue that is of increasing concern to society; and in climate change, as it contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” concludes Juárez.