The soil is living or not? 9 JULY JINOWA TALK vol.3
Now is the time to talk about soil biologically
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Next Jinowa Live Talk event on 9 JULY at 11:30~13:00 CEST is delivered from VENEZIA as a special EDITION with Carlo Nesler, Arch. Matteo Brioni & President of DGC Technology Japan, an expert in Microorganism, Dr Naomi Sakuramoto.
JINOWA LIVE TALK Vol.3 Let's talk about soil biologically
We talk about the vital energy of soil from the perspective of experts in Architecture and Biodegradation.
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Founder of Matteo Brioni S.r.l
The pioneer of the modern ‘Raw-Earth’ interior product, invented the remarkable elegant clay pieces for space.
President of DGC Technology
“The wisdom of traditional Japanese techniques in mastering the decomposition mechanism.”
I have always been impressed by the grandeur of the Japanese people, and their competence through which they have been able to make materials durable that would have otherwise been easily perishable, arriving at a point where they use natural raw materials in daily life, from everyday objects to architectural works.
DGC Technology, which has always been active in soil biology research, has the world’s first soil analysis technology.
Up until now, only ph, nitrogen, phosphoric acid and potassium, minerals and other chemical properties, and physical properties such as granularity, hardness, drainage, etc. have been considered in soil preparation and care.
The importance of biological properties, such as the vital soil microorganisms has long been neglected.
In the name of “efficiency”, soil disinfection and excessive use of chemicals aimed at individual soil components and not at its entirety, has led to the destruction of soil microorganisms, causing irreversible diseases and continuous crop disturbances, eventually degenerating into the progressive destruction, on a global scale, of the environment.
When the various organisms present in the soil, work actively, organic matter is decomposed into soft, enriched soil that is capable of retaining the correct amounts of water, which also benefits root development. This is the principle behind DGC Technology.
It may seem strange to talk about soil biology, but there are hundreds of millions of microorganisms in the soil, creating a very competitive environment for the decomposition of all organic matter – that’s why it’s very difficult for only pathogens to proliferate freely. In other words, in a soil with a high microbiological variety, pathogens will be present, but they will also be counterbalanced by other bacteria, creating a situation that has a perfect balance.
By using this innovative technology, the first in the world developed and dedicated to this purpose, DCG Technology plans to expand its bases in Europe. The company’s scope is to be able to evaluate biological richness of soil and measure its health, as well as analyse its diversity and microorganism activity, elements so far that have not been subject to analysis by other technologies.
With its roots in Europe, organic farming has now spread all over the world; catalysing a side effect where more and more companies are selling unfermented livestock manure and food waste as fertiliser. Even though these are organic materials, they have a negative effect on soil microorganisms, soil destruction, contaminating water and damaging roots, which in turn harm the whole environment.
For this very reason, it can be said that excellent “biodegradation technology” is now strongly required and absolutely needed worldwide.
Moreover, Sakuramoto explains, the potential of her company’s technology is not just limited to agriculture. In Japan, everything is made of natural materials, and through the culmination of traditional knowledge, this biodegradation phenomenon has become practical in everyday life. By controlling the decomposition’s capability through expanding or limiting its process speed, this biodegradation knowledge has also been applied in fields such as architecture and many fields.
Enrich the world's soil with the power of microorganisms
At JINOWA, our objective is to contribute to a society in which all companies restore and maintain healthy and fertile soil, in a circular returning cycle that goes back to the land; and in the future, we aim to create a society where not only agriculture, but all products, return to the soil.
That’s why, we consider the key is the soil preparation and soil care, which increases its biodegradation power; and with that in mind, we believe there is great potential in DGC Technology’s analytical technology.
So we would like to take up the challenge and try to disseminate this technology, creating a connection between traditional Japanese knowledge on the organic matter biodegradation together with the world’s greatest innovators through JINOWA TALK.
I hope to See you all next Friday!
Have a good weekend!!!