Root zone microorganisms are important because they are the ‘gatekeepers’ that facilitate nutrient and mineral entry into the plant roots. If bacteria are not present, or not present in great enough numbers, then soil and plant health as well as crop fertility will suffer.
Beneficial rootzone bacteria are absolutely required for good soil and plant health. They are essential in promoting and facilitating newly solubilized and available nutrients and minerals (through bacteria action) into the plant rootzone. Without the right types of microorganisms at the rootzone, then the majority of nutrients will remain in the soil and will not be allowed to enter the plant, thus effecting plant growth, health and productivity.
Illustration of rootzone bacterial colonies facilitating newly released nutrients into the growing plant – The Gatekeepers at the Roots.