Beneficial microorganisms are diverse in their physical characteristics and biochemistry. They are all distinct in their requirements for energy, food, oxygen and climates. The wide scope of organisms that work to complete the soil food web cycle in the soil is complex to optimize plant nutrient uptake and utilization. Beneficial microbes are superior at recycling nutrients in the soil all year long, providing timely nutrients to plants when they need it the most. Additionally, a set of microbes work in synergy to form a competitive exclusion layer surrounding the rootzone (rhizosphere) to protect the plant from disease and invaders.
Microbial colonization of the rootzone is the first step in promoting a healthy soil and plant. Colonization of bacteria throughout the rhizosphere allows for optimal nutrient release, plant uptake, soil health and a productive plant.