Why BIOCANNA?

BIOCANNA fertilizers are 100% organic and especially developed for cultivation in soil. Products grown with BIOCANNA fertilizers can be called organic, provided they are grown organic and in accordance with the international guidelines. CANNA protects the production process from the raw produce to the final product so that you are guaranteed the best result.

BIOCANNA nutrients are vegetable-based and do not contain any animal residual product. 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 organism, 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 stay at one location for a longer period of time. This made it possible to finally move on from the insecure lifestyle of hunting and collecting, resulting in the first civilizations (Syria, Mexico and China). Obviously people realized that a plant grew better when you mixed fertilizers through the soil, but the reason why was unknown. Back then we did not know anything about nutritional elements.

Through experimental research in 1838 Justus von Liebig showed the relationship between nutritional elements and plant growth. Eventually this has led to the introduction of fertilizers; 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.

Nowadays everyone knows N, P and K are the basic elements for applying fertilization in farming.

What is Organic Farming?

The discovery of fertilizer contributed enormously to people's prosperity. Unfortunately there's also a downside to modern farming, such as deterioration of soil quality and the environment. This led to discontent which in turn led to two new farming trends in the last century: organic farming and biodynamic farming.

The aim of organic farming is to produce in a sustainable way and in harmony with nature. To realize and maintain this, organic farming is based on three basic principles:

  1. No use of chemical pesticides
  2. No use of chemical fertilizer
  3. Aiming at a wide biodiversity

Through the implementation of these rules, a natural growth environment is created with a good structure and a healthy microflora.
These principles are supported in the use of BIOCANNA products. Unfortunately this is often not the case with many so-called organic products. These products are often just partially organic, while BIOCANNA products are 100% organic.

Growing Organically

Fertilizers from vegetable or animal origin are called organic fertilizers. An advantage of organic fertilizers over synthetic fertilizers 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 because there is less washing out of minerals and improved water absorption. A healthy soil with immediately-absorbable and bound minerals requires a lot of attention in organic farming and is closely connected to the three principles on which biological farming is based.

Organic fertilizers, however, may still contain animal substances - something that the conscious organic grower prefers to avoid. BIOCANNA nutrients are vegetable-based and do not contain any animal residual product. 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 organism, such as influenza viruses (avian flu, for example) that can be harmful to human health.