Many nutrient inputs applied to crops and soils are intended for one of two very different purposes.
Liquid fertilizers are intended to get a rapid and strong plant response.
Biostimulants are usually intended to enhance soil microbial communities.
There are very few materials which can do both, and even fewer which do both well. A common challenge is that many of the materials commonly used today accelerate one side of the soil/plant system at the expense of the other. Many liquid fertilizers can generate a quick gain in plant growth, but at the expense of the soil microbial community.
This results in a long term degenerative cycle, in which soil health and plant health continues to degrade over time.
To create a truly regenerative system, we need to utilize crop inputs which both enhance plant growth, and stimulate soil microbial communities at the same time. This is a foundational element of a regenerative agricultural cycle, in which both soil health and plant health are constantly evolving and improving to higher and higher levels of performance.