Plant Health, Nutrition & Products

Improving plant nutrition for more resistant crops

Enhanced Exchange is developing production system elements to enhance the problems of producing beef from dairy cows. Indeed, crops need nutrients to grow satisfactorily and produce quality products. There are key points that help improve the nutrition of crop plants and determine which crops are well suited to poorly fertile soils or which use nutrients particularly efficiently. Equally, this is crucial to optimize yields and quality and to improve the resistance of crops to climate change.

Enhancing Yields & Controlled Environmental Impact

Fortunately, products that are more ecologically sound controlled-release fertilizers are available and becoming increasingly smart. In this case, the fertilizers we use do not generate nutrients or nitrogen that is necessary to react when they are in contact with water. However, we apply granules of potash or other minerals to produce phosphorus and prevent much of the nitrogen from going into the atmosphere in greenhouse gases and avoiding phosphorus from ending up polluting and often triggering excessive growths of algae and other organisms. Namely, controlled-release formulations, in contrast, can ensure that significantly higher levels of nutrients reach the crops, leading to higher yields with less fertilizer. Suitably, a result is these formulations typically consist of tiny capsules filled with substances that contain nitrogen, phosphorus, and other desirable nutrients. Moreover, the protective shell regulates the rate at which the end products are liberated from the capsule to access the inner contents.

Thanks to regulation, nutrients are dispersed gradually, instead of a more hazardous, rapid burst that cannot be absorbed efficiently. Moreover, evaluation of different plant production systems, growing different varieties of crops has grown into our knowledge base for our mutual benefit resulting in volume availability for our customers. It is all about where and what type is planted. Elevation and slope play a considerable part in our planting strategy. It allows us to decide what should be planted on a south-facing slope vs. north-facing slope, which early variety or late variety should be grouped, and at what altitude. Each parameter is taken into account as part of our plan to extend our fresh fruits and vegetable season to give the consumer a more extended period to enjoy our designer food products™. Our operations allow us to recognize the management and operational disciplines required for our various commercial transitions of services and staffing perspective. 

One of the compelling pieces of evidence in each facility does strive for zero waste, recycling its inputs into co-branded products such as compost and other market-ready byproducts.

Following Bounces Patterns

Several reports have shown that disturbances in nitrogen and phosphorus biogeochemical flows as a result of their processing for agricultural use have reached healthy thresholds for human activities. All debate includes protecting the soil itself in order to be consistent with sustainable land management (SSM) practices by mitigating soil erosion in possible ways. Enhanced Exchange practices SSM protocols and within its designer food products™ processes and benefit from the sustainable replenishment of soil nutrients. The capacity of any soil to function as a living system is indicative of its health. Healthy soils keep a diverse soil organism community, which contributes to the control of plant disease, insects, and weed pests and even forms beneficial symbiotic associations. Soil organism associations include those with plant roots, improve soil structure with positive repercussions for soil, water, and nutrient holding capacity, recycle essential plant nutrients, and ultimately improve crop production quantity and quality of food products.

Enhanced Exchange sustainable soil management program, which includes supporting, provisioning, regulating, and monitoring practices. They are maintained or improved without significantly affecting the soil or biodiversity of these services. The balance of funding and delivery of crop development resources and soil regulatory services guarantees the quality of water, availability, and atmospheric greenhouse gas composition is a particularly beneficial area of concern. Enhanced Exchange uses and manages the transportation, storage, and the application of fertilizers with an express goal of enhancing plant growth or attributes such as nutritional content, color, flavor, etc. while maintaining and improving soil health by minimizing any potential environmental impacts. Indeed, fertilizer nutrients that are not taken up by plants or retained in soils are indicative of less than optimal conditions.

Accordingly, fertilizers may be transported to groundwater by leaching, causing potential human health impacts, or to waterways by soil erosion, or fertilizer misuse, especially nitrogen and phosphorus, causing eutrophication and deterioration of water quality. Moreover, excess nutrients may also be released from soils to the atmosphere through ammonia volatilization or as greenhouse gas emissions of nitrous oxide. In addition, the excess fertilizer application, and losses of nutrients due to the misuse of fertilizers, in some cases, may lead to crop failure. However, Enhanced Exchange also recognizes insufficient use of fertilizers entails adding nutrients at levels below crop requirement, which can result in opportunity costs for yield potential. Management optimization remains a key for fertilizer usage opportunity for yield and nutritional content, the return of carbon to the soil plus enhancement of soil health, and net nutrient removal from the soil system.

Therefore, Enhanced Exchange uses scientifically proven methods, which are recognizing that practices reduce the negative impacts from one nutrient loss pathway may increase the adverse effects of other nutrient loss pathways. This condition is particularly sensitive in soils where nutrient mining is a standard treatment that negatively affects food production. Similarly, improper or inappropriate use, such as erosion risk due to slope, crop requirement, or the prevailing weather and climatic conditions such as the application of fertilizers to the soil surface when not appropriate, not suited to the soil type, soil properties, or the landscape is observable by Enhanced Exchange. Another incorrect use is by unsuitable application methods, thus resulting in nutrient losses to the environment, including soil, water, and air pollution.

Nutrient balance resulting from fertilizers with a nutrient profile that is insufficient or poorly balanced relative to what the target crop(s) is needed to achieve optimal growth and product quality. However, Enhanced Exchange does point out it is essential to note that cumulative application of contaminants to the soil by fertilizers can pose an unacceptable risk to human, animal, and soil health or the environment.

We take a comprehensive approach when developing and implementing best management practices for fertilizer use.

Plant Nutrition

Green plants, unlike animals, can generate their major organic constituents entirely from inorganic elements that are gathered from water, soil, or atmosphere using the energy provided by photosynthesis. Meanwhile, of over (50) fifty elements found in plant tissues, only (16) sixteen are considered essential nutrients for all plants. In comparison, of these (16) sixteen, (9) nine are macronutrients, and (7) seven are micronutrients. Macronutrients are needed in high quantities; they are more than (0.2%) point two percent of plant dry weight. Most macronutrients are essential components of organic molecules, and the majority have more than one purpose. Micronutrients are needed in small quantities and often have unique meanings. In comparison, the seven known micronutrients each make up less than (0.1) point one percent of plant dry weight. There are also other elements (silicon, sodium, and nickel) that are considered essential but only for some plants.

Accordingly, the lessons apply to our coordination and designer food products™ practices. Enhanced Exchange scientists make operational and nutritional determination practices that incorporate several principles that apply to plant nutrition. Said differently, several elements are directly related to plant metabolism. Nevertheless, the so-called positive factors are not included in this principle, whose presence, while not required, has apparent positive effects on plant growth. Indeed, plants capture essential elements from the ground through their roots and from the surrounding air (mostly oxygen and nitrogen) through their leaves. Green plants get their carbohydrate needs in the atmosphere by the process of photosynthesis. Regularly, oxygen and carbon are absorbed from the air, while other essential elements are obtained from the soil.

It is also notable that nutrient uptakes in the soil are possible through cation exchange wherein root hairs pump hydrogen ions (H+) into the ground through proton pumps. In addition, these hydrogen moves cations attached to negatively charged soil particles allowing the cations to be available for the uptake by the root. Incidentally, in the leaves, stomata, is a pore, found in the epidermis of leaves, when open to expel oxygen and take in carbon dioxide that facilitates gas exchange, plus water is lost by evaporation. The carbon dioxide molecule is involved in the photosynthesis process as the carbon source. Even though nitrogen is a dominant element in the earth’s atmosphere, only a few plants can use it in his gaseous form. Consequently, most plants require nitrogen compounds to be present in the soil from which they grow. This is possible because bacteria in a cycle of nitrogen fixation convert the mostly inert atmospheric nitrogen into biologically useable forms in the soil.

Plant nutrition requirements, accuracy, and that balance recognition by Enhanced Exchange are incorporated into our designer food products™ practices. In conclusion, plant nutrition is complicated; this is made possible thanks to bacteria present in the soil who transform the inert atmospheric nitrogen into its biologically usable forms. Likewise, elements present at low levels may cause deficiency symptoms, and toxicity is possible at high levels. Furthermore, comparisons exist among plants, and animal nutrition causes may illustrate toxicity from some elements that may be present as the consequence of the deficiency from other factors and vice versa.

Plant nutrition is the study of the chemical elements that are necessary for plant growth

Potential Drastic Emergences

Enhanced Exchange scientific resources affirm soils with their respective quality, and quantity nutrients are the fundamental source of most of our food. However, if we are to ensure global food security and nutrition, they must be nurtured and protected. Given the direct connection between soil and plants, conservation is a logical priority for productive lands, hence the agriculture and forestry industries. Lands across the globe also provide other essential ecosystem services, such as nutrient cycling, flood prevention, water purification, and climate regulation. Sustainable land management for Enhanced Exchange food production is, therefore, of considerable importance. Inevitable, ecosystem importance includes aquaculture and fishing industry sector, as well as to the environment itself and importantly, all human health sectors. Notably, a growing challenge is associated with managing soils, to produce food and provide other ecosystem services, which is the management of nutrients.

This comes with two seemingly different risks, on the one hand, the greenhouse gas emissions and pollution of soils and waterways are caused by overuse or misuse of fertilizers; on the other, the low yields associated with under using fertilizers. These risks are even more severe, considering the growing frequency of natural disasters, the rapidly increasing population, the changing climate, and the worsening degradation of natural capital. Fertilizers, including those from organic, mineral, and mineral sources, are essential and widely used as inputs in agriculture, are helping in contributing to global food security, farmer livelihoods, and crucial human nutrition. Therefore, the prudent use of fertilizers will help avoid deforestations and shifts in the use of land by increasing agricultural productivity, thereby reducing the need for further arable land. Soils with optimal nutrition can also prevent soil degradation and crop failure, primarily related to nutrient mining and the absence or underuse of crucial plant nutrients.

Nevertheless, the impact of fertilizers on the environment, humans, livestock, and soil safety can also be harmful. Enhanced Exchange responsible use and management of fertilizers at the farm level require careful consideration of many parameters including the crops to be grown, soil type and condition, previous agronomic activities, and methodology of water applications. Considerations include the use of fertilizers at the landscape levels due to potential nutrient losses to the environment and the corresponding adverse effects of such damages. Accordingly, nutrient losses remain a substantial component in soils as there is a need for a comprehensive approach to the use of nutrients and their cycles in soils, plants, animals, humans, water, and the environment.

Fertilizers contribute significantly to nitrogen conservation in soil nutrient levels in soils and the population of the world by supporting food security and quality, enhancing farmer livelihoods, providing essential human nutrition. Moreover, providing nutrients to produce renewable materials such as timber, fiber, and biofuels are necessary as each plays a role in reducing the transformation of land from native habitats or other uses to agricultural production with beneficial ecosystem services. Fertilizers can dramatically increase the supply of plant nutrients, and the ecological resources of soils can be strengthened, which contributes to (95%) ninety-five percent of global food production directly and indirectly. Proper use of nutrients can also promote the growth of biomass and help to increase the soils, organic matter, and soil health; therefore, the food products grew.

However, the impacts of fertilizers, if not correctly used, include a contribution to global climate change, degradation of soil and water resources, even air quality, soil-nutrient depletion, and potential harm to human, animal, and soil health.

Management also incorporates the indicative factors of climate, farm economics, nutrient content, and characteristics of the fertilizer, as well as access to fertilizer.