Plants transfer between 5 and 40% of the energy obtained in photosynthesis to soil microorganisms selectively and through carbonated exudates. This energy cost assumed by the plant is aimed at attracting or selecting beneficial microorganisms towards its roots, capable of intervening in the acquisition of nutrients, acting in the prevention of diseases and increasing the secretion of growth hormones.
On the other hand, it is interesting to know that in a healthy soil per cubic meter (1,300 KG), the biological fraction that represents only 1% (12-13 KG), nevertheless contains 400,000,000,000 microorganisms. A number equivalent to the population of human beings almost 50 planets like ours...
In other words. There is a giant underground ecosystem capable of maintaining the health of the fertile soils of the planet: the rhizosphere. This natural fertility is fragile and is threatened, among other causes, by deforestation and poor agricultural practices and the aggressive use of fertilizers and phytosanitary products, which end up exhausting the natural recovery capacity of the soil.
In a world that has just reached close to 8,000 million inhabitants in 2022 and that continues to proclaim that sustainable growth based on technology is possible, some of us warn about the need to begin to address a demographic agenda and to preserve and recover the systems that still regulate themselves naturally to ensure the fertility of the ecosystems, visible or invisible, of which we have been a part for thousands of years.
Save the soil, conserve the rhizosphere.
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Source: FEDERICO LAICH. Comunidades microbianas rizosféricas: interacciones y funcionalidades. Vivificar el suelo. FIAES SEAE 2020. Photo TANDA 2022