Our soils are one of our most precious yet underestimated resources. We rely on them:
- For food and water – the UN estimates that 95% of our food stems from them
- To preserve our ecosystems – the GIS Sol estimates that 1/4 of the world biodiversity resides within our soils
- To fight against climate change: 1,500 billion tons of organic carbon are stored into our soils which is 2 to 3 times more than in the atmosphere
Preserving them while ensuring sufficient productivity to feed the growing world population is a challenge we need to tackle. Organic fertilizers such as the frass – insects droppings – can be part of the solution by both boosting both soils agronomic performance and microbial activities.
A natural organic fertilizer
Innovafeed has developed a natural and fully transparent organic fertilizer to be used in both conventional and organic crops. Innovafeed’s fertilizer is a by-product of its insect farm that:
- Consists entirely in insect droppings of Hermetia Illucens phytophagous larvaes fed with a 100% vegetable and guaranteed GMO-free substrate
- No solvent, no additives
- Insect frass is 100% natural and transparent, made out of the droppings
- Displays a balanced N, P, K profile (3-4-3) making it fit for all crops (viticulture, cereals, arboriculture, vegetables)
- Is rich in organic matter (>75%) and beneficial bacteria to enhance the absorption of nutrients into our soils and boost microbial activity.
Insect frass can be used in organic farming according to CE 834/2007 and benefits from a marketing authorization from local authorities.
The ability to regenerate soils
Innovafeed’s organic fertilizer contains more than 75% organic matter that contributes to regenerate soils and improve fertility on the long run.
Its high concentration in organic matter:
- enhances soils structure to facilitate development of a strong root system
- improves water retention and reduces nutrients leaching
- activates natural processes of degradation by the soil microbiome
Finally, for each ton of frass spread on lands, it’s 18kg of CO2 that is stored lastingly in the soils.