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Photosynthesis: A Key Player in Sequestering Carbon

Nothing reveals more about plant health than luscious green foliage. It's a sign that plants have everything they need to transform sunlight into the energy-rich sugars needed for growth. This unique ability occurs through the process of photosynthesis that fuels life on our planet. For farmers, efficient photosynthesis means fast growth, healthier soil biology, pest resistance, and ultimately higher yields at the end of the season.

While photosynthesis is fundamental to our planet as the foremost source of biochemical energy, it also plays a pivotal role in regulating our climate. It's through photosynthesis that plants take atmospheric carbon dioxide and fix it into the carbon-based molecules that all living creatures are made from. Over millennia, photosynthesis from plants has greatly reduced carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and thus diminished the greenhouse effect that influences our planet's climate. Thanks to photosynthesis, we have had a hospitable climate that's allowed all flora and fauna to flourish, creating the wonderful world around us.

How Does Photosynthesis Work?

Photosynthesis relies on three basic ingredients to function; carbon dioxide (CO2), water (H2O), and sunlight. With the energy of sunlight and the help of specialized organelles located within their cells, plants take carbon dioxide and water to make the simple sugar glucose. Solar energy is stored within carbon bonds that help connect the molecular structure of glucose. When these bonds are broken they release the energy. Glucose is a simple sugar that can be combined to make complex sugars like sucrose, fructose, cellulose, and countless other complex carbohydrates. The glucose produced has molecular similarities to the starting carbon molecule that is the basis for all carbon-based life forms on Earth.

Making Photosynthesis More Efficient

Today's scientists, agricultural technicians, and everyday farmers are working together to use photosynthesis to help mitigate the effects of climate change. It's this ancient biology mixed with modern innovation that's playing a vital part in preventing a climate catastrophe.

By maximizing the efficiency of photosynthesis in crops, farmers are maximizing their role in carbon sequestration. They do this by taking atmospheric carbon dioxide and sequestering it in their plants, agricultural products, and most importantly their soils. By storing carbon in soils, farmers also reap benefits via increases in organic matter, improvement in soil biology, and overall improvement in soil quality.

All farmers know about improving the efficiency of photosynthesis whether they use that language or not. Farmers do this via proper fertilization, irrigation, and countless other agricultural practices necessary for successful harvests. Yet as the population increases and environmental concerns threaten the biosphere, precious resources like water and fertilizers may become more scarce and restricted.

This is why farmers will have to implement ways to make more efficient use of already existing resources. By utilizing state-of-the-art techniques farmers can increase the photosynthetic ability of plants without wasting resources, creating pollution, or harming their soils.

CropBioLife Can Maximize Photosynthetic Efficiency

Using CropBioLife is one innovative method to help improve plant and soil health. It can easily be incorporated into any agricultural regime to make it more regenerative. It is made from natural activated flavonoids that stimulate the metabolic process in crops in ways that greatly improve photosynthetic efficiency. With the help of CropBioLife, plants will make the best of all resources they have at their disposal, whether it be nutrients, water, or the living web of soil biology found in the soils.

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