Everything starts from preparing "soil"
Our company have spent eight yeards perfecting our soil. Soil that we created is rich in gases that were produced from microorganisms that exist in. This contributes to let products grow strongly. During the process of perfecting the soil, composted bark that could meet strict standards and the support from honorary professor Tanokura from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo were needed.
Why are we so dedicated to perfecting soil? We believe that "soil" is the very heart of agriculture.
Delicious meals are made from delicious products, which are deeply connected to soil. In humans, a fetus obtains nutrients from the mother's blood and babies from milk. For plants, their mothers are the soil. Soil not only lends nutrients to plants but also represents their habitat. How easily the roots of the plants grow and how easily drainage takes place are influenced by soil quality.
- What type of environemnt
- What type of fertilizer
- What type of component analysis
are required to become perfectly balanced ideal "soil"? We eventually discovered the answers.
However, even then, it still takes over five years to prepare ideal soil from an average field. This is because most of the fields had been using chemical fertilizers and these may cause excess nitrogen gases to be in the soil or only leave small number of microorganisms in. Our devotion to organic cultivation means an investment in time, as we need to develop and prepare soil that is rich in oxygen and microorganisms.
Under directed by Dr. Tanokura, we have been analyzing the soil and trying to produce an ideal "soil" that is scientifically supported. Based on scientific analysis, we now know that our soil is known for its abundance in microorganisms and therefore, this would allow nutritious products grow.
Our company has been collaborating with Nobuo Waki, farmer and president of AGRIALLIANCE Co.,LTD and spent eight yeards perfecting our soil. Soil that we created is rich in gases that were produced from microorganisms that exist in. This contributes to let products grow strongly. During the process of perfecting th+B25e soil, composted bark that could meet strict standards and the support from honorary professor Tanokura from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo were needed.
Minerals in GSG soil
Ideal soil is rich in minerals
The secret of good drainage
To maintain good drainage, culverts are placed 80-90cm below the ground in a grid pattern.
Soil with good drainage allows for a wider range of microorganisms to decompose the plant-based organic compost and convert it into nutrients for crops, creating an environment where good vegetables can grow. This is how a dark, fluffy soil with lots of air, the "ideal soil," is created.
The secret of growing safe and healthy crops
Fermented plant-based organic compost (bark compost) is used to create sponge cake shaped soil that is easy for plants to root in.
The width and depth of the culvert GSG adopts, is larger than usual, which allows more bark compost to be used and also increases the water storage effect during the dry season. Gravel is often used around corrugations, but gravel does not retain moisture or water and makes future culvert re-planning difficult. By using coarse bark compost instead of gravel, the compost is returned to the soil, making culvert re-planning easier and increasing the moisture and water retention effect of the field. After culverting, GSG plants straight-rooted crops such as Japanese long onions (Japanese leek) as part of the soil-building process to promote deep plowing and create the ideal fluffy soil.