International Soil Conservation Day has been celebrated every 7 July since 1963 in honour of the American scientist Hugh Hammond Bennett, who dedicated his life to demonstrating that caring for the soil has a great influence on its productive capacity.
The aim of this day is to make the world aware of the importance of soil in the environmental balance.
The great importance of soil conservation
Soil changes at will, a system that has become a resource for us. It forms the foundations of our home, being the support for all forms of life, plants, animals… It also serves for the growth of vegetation, providing the necessary nutrients for all species.
At Barcolobo we value this great gift, as it is our channel of communication with our crops. We try to pamper it as much as possible because through what we do, the quality and size of the plantation will vary drastically. We are sure that you will also notice the care with which we treat our soils on your palate, as each and every one of our wines has a unique and special flavour.
What is soil desertification?
It is a process that causes fertile soils to lose all or part of their productive capacity. This phenomenon of ecological degradation can occur due to causes such as:
- Mechanised equipment and its misuse
The misuse of machines can cause real havoc on the land, contaminating it with chemical products that are not at all friendly to our soils, as well as accelerating the process of erosion of land areas.
Indiscriminate logging destroys large areas of forest and thus the quality of the soil.
- Misuse of soils
Overuse of land can irreversibly degrade it. The worst form is erosion, losing fertile layers that limit soil productivity.
It is clear that we must conserve the soil in the right way. This is our home and one of the greatest sources of happiness we have. It gives us many gifts, our favourite of which is, of course, wine. A wine that is loved by many and which owes its life to the soil. Take care of it as it takes care of you.