Increase the water holding capacity or retention ability of the soil for holding water.
Increase the efficacy of fertilizer by preventing excessive leaching away from the root zone and ultimately releasing it to the releasing to the root zone as needed. Helps reduce soil erosion by increasing cohesive forces of very fine soil particles.
Changes the physical and mechanical properties of the soil in structure, color, consistency and moisture holding capacity to a very great degree as the organic matter increases.
Increase the permeability of plant membranes, enhancing the uptake of nutrients more efficiently.
Improves the soil environment to its optimum which is needed for the uninterrupted growth of various groups of beneficial microorganisms.
Buffers pH problems, allowing the plants to adapt better until the pH can be corrected.
Decrease stress deterioration until it can be corrected.
Increase the germination capacity of seed via the improved CEC level of the soil.