BELIEVE IN SOMETHING. EVEN IF IT MEANS SACRIFICING EVERYTHING. JUST DO IT. WE DID IT ( W.A. van der weide, Founder Yellow Agro 2015)

The soil, plants, animals and humans are inextricably linked. This natural cycle of interdependency must be the basis of our actions so as to prosper and to be able to feed ourselves and the generations to come.

“Bio based Yellow Agro lets the organic grower or farmer (green) grow almost conventionally, and the conventional grower (red) almost organically.”  ( W.A. van der Weide)

Closed  cycle bio based Agriculture(Yellow Agro)

Closed cycle agriculture. We introduce a closed up cycle agriculture based on healthy principles that suits all farmers, both conventional (so called ‘red’) and organic (so called ‘green’). Sustainable agriculture (‘yellow’) is about understanding the ecosystem. The up cycle thinking is from the soil to the soil. Yellow Agro stands for environmentally sound practices and economically viable operations and social responsibility.

From an environmental perspective, this includes the introduction and promotion of farming systems that address soil health, erosion minimization and carbon sequestration, all as much as possible in closed up cycle agricultural and agro-industrial processes. This also includes nutrient cycling, biological nitrogen fixation, predation and symbiosis. Such closed cycle agriculture becomes more sustainable and further reduces costs to the farmer.

Conventional View

Conventional view. The classic definition of soil is “the unconsolidated inorganic and organic materials on the surface of the earth which support the growth of plants”. When we think of soil in this way, it becomes just a medium for growing plants. We can add elements to the soil such as nutrients, pesticides and maybe water, and mix it all together using tillage.

We assume this should reward us with bountiful crops. We think we can impose our will on the soil and force it to grow crops. Experience shows, that often it does not quite work that smoothly…

Feed your soil

Feed Your Soil. “Feed your soil, not your plants” is our motto as Yellow Agro. The idea is that if we practise soil stewardship by taking care of the organisms living in the soil, we will have created an ideal soil environment for growing crops. From our perspective, soil stewardship means  providing important soil food and health improvers. Such as Yellow Agro fertilizer. It is all about keeping the soil healthy.

As caretakers of the soil, our vision that led to the development of Yellow Fertilizer, is to have a soil that will hold nutrients and slowly release them over time; to have a soil that has large numbers of beneficial organisms and small numbers of harmful organisms; to have a soil that has strong aggregates, a rapid water infiltration rate and a high moisture holding capacity; and to have a soil that is resilient in unfavourable conditions, facilitating good rooting depth and with good internal drainage.

Good Soil Stewardship

Good soil stewardship. Good soil stewardship brings many benefits, not the least of which is the knowledge that the soil entrusted to you is healthier and more productive now, than it was when it was first entrusted to your care. Yellow Agro promotes the concept of nutrient packed food to nurture human health whilst nurturing the soil’s health.

Stewardship is the diligent and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. We must care for the soil first, before caring for what we harvest from it. Sustainable agricultural practices start with attending to the soil as the basis for good plant growth, i.e. not to focus on good plant growth and from there attend to the soil. Healthier soils are more resilient, and foster sturdier crops with less dependency on chemicals and pesticides.