The importance of establishing healthy root systems for crops and produce cannot be emphasised enough.

It has been shown how the root system is the engine room of the plant and when the root system is healthy and functioning to its fullest capability, great outcomes can be achieved for an entire crop. Healthy and rich rhizosphere stimulates microbial activity. Greater microbial activity promotes the growth of more fine root hairs and gives rise to greater root-exploring potential across greater soil surface area. Greater plant exudate then returns its beneficial gains and efforts to the soil. And so the cycle continues for the next crop, and the next.

These are the reasons to learn more about, and fully understand how change to a fertiliser management practice that better supports root growth can be implemented easily, and cost effectively, by farmers and growers.

A more profitable and sustainable farming future awaits, all because greater attention is paid to the engine room of the plant.