Rock minerals are the building blocks of healthy and productive soil.
Over time, through environmental stress or over-farming, soils undergo demineralisation. No amount of organic compost matter can correct this deficiency.
What results is increased stress on a plant, weaker plant cell structures and decreased yields.
Volcanic deposits have been proven to help produce some of the richest agricultural lands on earth. They are very high in mineral and trace elements and are readily chemically separated into elemental components, meaning a plant can absorb from the soil the minerals and elements it needs.
Volcanic ash in soil improves fertility, cation exchange, moisture retention, soil structure and drainage.
The volcanic ash at Maidenwell is highly siliceous, helping combat both abiotic and biotic stressors, promoting plant health and disease resistance.