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Soil Conservation Day reminds us of the importance of organic farming methods

If we mention Hugh Hammond Bennett, most of you won’t recognize his name. But this North American researcher was a pioneer in the science related to the care of the land and its relationship with crops. Every year on July 7, coinciding with the anniversary of his death in 1960, World Soil Conservation Day is celebrated. This date is important to remember the need to care for a resource that was once taken for granted, but is also at risk of deterioration. At Naturcharc we join this celebration, highlighting all that organic and ecological agriculture can bring to this field.

Bennet was the first to warn of desertification. Until his studies, no institution had taken seriously the need to ensure that cultivated land regenerates properly and maintains good qualities that allow optimal cultivation. Erosion is a main problem due to the lack of care in agricultural techniques. But the lack of knowledge of tools and strategies to protect the fertility of the soil was also a problem he studied. Today, more than 80 years after his first work, soil conservation is a very present topic, especially among the defenders of ecological techniques. Our organic compost has been revealed as one of the best tricks to resolve these problems.

Growing plants consume part of the mineral resources of the soil – natural compounds that they need for proper growth. If cultivated without adequate control the soil can deteriorate so much that it is no longer in a position to host crops or that the yield of the plants is significantly reduced. The conventional solution is the use of chemical products, which end up damaging the earth. In organic farming we opt to return nutrients to the soil using natural ingredients. At Naturcharc we have our own composting plant, with which we can supply all of our fields in a self-sufficient way.

Nutrition for soils

How is this process accomplished? Thanks to the reuse of plant leftovers generated in our farms. Instead of discarding them, these elements are processed in our plant to create a soil “food” rich in the main nutrients that our soils need. This compost is continuously studied to provide each type of soil with the nutrients it needs in optimal proportions and thus achieve the best results.

One of the great advantages of organic compost is that it reduces the need for irrigation, since this ecological humus has excellent water conservation properties. The cultivation techniques we use at Naturcharc thus allow us to offer our customers a wide range of organic products with the peace of mind that we are helping to preserve our natural environment for future generations. We continue working day by day on this form a sustainability.

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