Probiotic and how it works
Imagine we were able to see with the naked eye and examine the ecosystems particularly the soil biomass ( the soil that surrounds the roots), we would find in a healthy and alive soil a plethora of microorganisms. Understandably microorganisms are everywhere, e.g., on tops of tables, leaves, fruits, vegetables and even including ourselves and in our digestive system. All these organisms or microbes in this case all have specific functions. In the soil these organisms can be extremely beneficial to the health and vitality of a plant. In a true natural setting, ( a forest, for example) plants rely on the natural microorganisms and food cycling systems, of Foodweb as defined by Elaine Ingham, microbiologist at Oregon State University. Plants must rely on microbes in a natural system to provide the nutrients to the plant. In turn for their help, the plant feeds the microbes, exudates as well as other foods. Today's problem lies with the inability of the plant to have the proper microbial support. This problem is created by not having the proper environment in the soil including sources for food and in a lot of cases not having the proper microbes. The soil in most cases has been exhausted for particularly food sources to support the microbes. The system is out of energy balance. When microbial support is not adequate, the plant is put into stress and open for disease, and/or attacked by other microbes and insects. It behooves us to understand which microbes are needed and how to maintain them with the proper food systems.
By further study, we gain an even better understanding of microbes and their functions and their symbiotic relationship to plants. PROBIOTICS is a technology tat focuses on these microbes as to which ones are needed and how to maintain them in a sustainable fashion. This approach when applied to specific cases can be ecologically beneficial.