BIOLOGICAL ACTIVITY ON THE BARA CLAY
A prosperous soil contains thousands of species of bacteria, fungi, unicellular animals, nematodes, worms, and insects, which regulate several crucial processes. A healthy soil is indispensable for the development and growth of strong, healthy plants. Healthy plants are less susceptible to diseases, pests, and stress, which means that they can also absorb nutrients and grow optimally. Two factors are extra important for a healthy and prosperous soil: Mycorrhizal fungi and favourable soil bacteria.
Most substrates for professional growers are based on peat, which is usually more or less sterile. By adding Bara Clay to the peat, the micro-life in the substrate increases and improves. This is one of the reasons why nurseries and plantations in greenhouses, not only in Sweden but around the whole of Europe, mix Bara Clay into their substrates.
Bara Clay promotes the formation of micro-life in the soil. On the one hand, Bara Clay contains natural and valuable soil bacteria, for example nitrogen-fixing bacteria such as Azotobacter, which assimilates nitrogen from the air, and phosphorus-releasing bacteria. But perhaps, the most important property is that Bara Clay, with its rich and well-balanced content of minerals, is an incredibly good catalyst that benefits and quickly initiates a growth of the micro-life in a substrate. This has been shown in several experiments with, among others, mycorrhizal fungi.