SOIL FERTILITY, PLANT NUTRITION, GROWING CONDITIONS AND INTELLIGENT PLANT MANAGEMENT
Intelligent landscape and farm design, good growing conditions, compatible plantings, appropriate water management, enhancement of soil fertility are the foundations of plant health. Not harming the microbial life in the soil, but retoring and maintaining essential biological processes, is what regulates appropriate plant nutrition, the right amount of growth, resistance to pests and diseases, flower and fruit production, and healthy appearance, color, fragrance, taste and nutrient density in the food we eat.
Prevention of plant problems and early intervention is more effective and economical than waiting for advanced conditions before taking remedial action. A plant wellness program relies on establishment and maintenace of good growing conditons, soil and water management, with regular inspections, anticipation of potential plant problems, and utilizing early intervention with bio-rational methods and materials for suppression of pest and disease conditons when needed.