Soil microorganisms - the more the better?

The mere information about how many microorganisms are in the soil does not tell us anything about their activity and diversity.

Some microorganisms, called functional or useful, perform many important functions from the point of view of cultivation and soil health - they decompose organic matter creating valuable humus, provide nutrients to plants, stimulate their growth and development, and affect their resistance. Their high activity is a well-functioning soil engine that ensures well-functioning soil and high-quality crops.

Other microorganisms, although they do not perform such essential functions, are not useless. Together with beneficial microorganisms, they form a soil community where each organism is closely related. For example, such microorganisms can modify the environment in a way that promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria and fungi.

There is also a risk that pathogenic microorganisms – those that cause plant diseases – are present in the soil. To keep them in check, a large variety of microorganisms is extremely important. Various bacteria and fungi compete with each other for food and a place to live. The greater the competition, the less chance that potentially harmful microorganisms will have a chance to develop.

Thanks to the Biotrex study, you will learn about the activity and biodiversity of microorganisms in your soil, and you will find out whether the solutions you use have a positive impact on soil quality.


Józef Rusnak, Soil microorganisms as a guarantee of higher yields, Małopolska Agricultural Advisory Center with its registered office in Karniowice, 05.06.2017, online: plowow, access: 31.07.2022/XNUMX/XNUMX

Kaitlyn Ersek, 5 Types of Soil Microbes and What They Do for Plants, Holganix, 07.02.2018, online:,boost%20soil%20and%20plant%20health., dostęp: 31.07.2022


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