BIOCANNA nutrients are vegetable-based and do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products. The main advantage of this is that the product’s composition is much better tuned to the plant’s needs. An additional advantage is that the product cannot contain any animal pathogenic organisms, such as influenza viruses (avian flu, for example) that can be harmful to human health.
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History of Farming
Farming started 12,000 years ago, at the end of the last ice age. The increasingly warmer climate enabled people to start growing crops for themselves and to remain in the same location for a longer period of time. This enabled us to finally move on from the insecure lifestyle of hunting and collecting. This resulted in the first civilisations (Syria, Mexico and China). People realised that a plant would grow better if you mix fertilisers through the potting mix, but the reason why is not known. Back then we did not know anything about nutritional elements.
It was Justus Von Liebig who showed the relationship between nutritional elements and plant growth in 1838 through experimental research. Eventually this has led to the introduction of fertilisers; a true revolution in farming. The use and working of the elements NPK was applied with variable success. Nitrogen (N) was obtained from coal tar. Phosphorus (P) could be obtained from bones. Potassium (K) was found as raw material in the mines of Chile and India.
What is Organic Farming?
The discovery of fertilisers contributed enormously to people’s prosperity. Unfortunately there are also disadvantages to modern farming, such as a deterioration of the potting mix quality and the environment. Dissatisfaction which led to two new farming movements in the last century: organic farming and bio-dynamic farming.
The aim of organic farming is to produce in a sustainable manner and in harmony with nature. To realise and maintain this, organic farming is based on three basic principles:
Non use of chemical pesticides
Non use of fertiliser
Aiming for a wide biodiversity
Through the implementation of these rules, a natural growth environment is created with a good structure and a healthy micro-flora.
These principles are supported in the use of BIOCANNA products. Unfortunately this is often not the case with many so-called biological products. These products are mostly only partially organic, while BIOCANNA products are guaranteed 100% organic.
Fertilisers from vegetable or animal origin are called organic fertilisers. An advantage of organic fertilisers over synthetic fertilisers is that they bring organic material into the soil, which leads to an improvement of the soil’s structure. This is better for the environment due to less washing out of minerals and an improvement in water absorption.
Healthy soil with immediately absorbable and bound minerals deserves a lot of attention in biological farming and is closely connected to the three principles on which biological farming is based. However, organic fertilisers may still contain animal substances – something that the conscientious biological grower prefers not to use.
BIOCANNA nutrients are vegetable-based and do not contain any animal ingredients or by-products. The main advantage of this is that the product’s composition is much better tuned to the plant’s needs.
An additional advantage is that the product cannot contain any animal pathogenic organisms, such as influenza viruses (for example chicken pest) that can be harmful to the health of humans.
Certification of BIOCANNA
Products certified by the Control Union Certifications are also free from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO’s). This means it can be guaranteed that when these input products are used, that the output products can be called organic.
CU Certification is subject to strict rules and use is only permitted after Control Union Certifications has given its permission. The rules for use are recorded in a special regulation. Control Union Certifications supervises its use and takes measures to combat improper use and misuse.
BIOCANNA fertilisers have Control Union Certifications 801039 certification.
Production process of BIOCANNA
After long research into special micro-organisms and vegetable raw produce, CANNA Research has succeeded in developing a 100% controlled fermentation process. This makes it possible to obtain a consistent product with exactly the right mineral composition and organic ingredients. The substances in BIOCANNA products are immediately absorbable, and stimulate the plant’s metabolism and resistance. In addition, they improve the soil quality and the biodiversity.
Thanks to the unique fermentation process BIOCANNA products are rich in bio active substances, such as fruit acids and oligosaccharides.
The introduction of BIOCANNA fertilisers makes the first liquid biological fertilisers a reality.