One of the most important soil properties in the agricultural industry is soil porosity. The space and pores between the soil particles are called soil porosity. This space may be formed by the movement of roots, earthworms or insects or other factors in the soil. Soil texture (sand, silt and clay), soil structure and its aggregation significantly affect the amount of pores and soil porosity.
In agriculture, soil pores are essential for air and oxygen exchange, water movement, gas transport and easier root growth of plants. Soils with degraded structure and improper aggregation lack pores. The plant root doesn’t grow well enough in degraded and non-porous soils due to lack of oxygen and moisture. In these cases, farmers should apply an approach to improve soil aggregation to have better quality and quantity yield at the end of the growing season.
Applying BioGME technology in the agricultural industry improves soil aggregation. This improved aggregation causes porosity in the soil and enhances the exchange of air and water in the soil. This improves root growth and makes it easier to access oxygen and moisture and facilitates root absorption.