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Trichoderma for Plants – Grow Healthier Plants.

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Trichoderma for Plants

Beneficial Trichoderma fungi convey many benefits to plants. In fact, microbe plant interactions are often beneficial to the plant and in turn, beneficial to farmers and gardeners. This post will talk about the plant growth promotion benefits of these beneficial fungi.

Basics of Beneficial Fungi

First, lets start at the beginning. Trichoderma are microscopic, free living fungi typically Trichodermafound in the root zone (rhizosphere) of many plants. They are common inhabitants of both the root and soil ecosystems. They  are generally thought of as opportunistic, avirulent plant symbionts.

In fact, some species are able to colonize and grow on roots as the roots develop. For this reason, many applications  are either as seed treatments or applied as early in the growing cycle as possible.

Since many fungal species have a number of benefits for plants, there are a number of words use to describe these benefits such as; biofertilizer, soil probiotic, soil inoculant, biological soil enhancement and plant growth promoting fungi.

Plant Growth Promotion

For many years, it has been known that many Trichoderma species help with plant growth promotion. They, along with multiple species of Mycorhiza, are considered plant growth promoting fungi (PGPF). Enhanced root development has been seen in a number of crops including, soy beans, corn, tomatoes, peppers and rice to name a few.

Root development is key to a plants early survival as well as its nutrient uptake as the plant begins to mature. All gardeners and farmers know, that a plant with a good root system will become a productive plant.

Along with enhanced root development, beneficial soil fungi convey some additional specific benefits to plants:

  • Phosphate solubility – making phosphorus more readily available to the plant.
  • Enhanced root biomass production and enhanced root hair production.
  • Production of phytohormones – both auxins and cytokinins. These compounds are plant growth promoters.
  • Higher tolerance of the plant to stress.

All of these benefits ensure a healthier, more efficient root system, a healthier plant and a more productive crop.

Commercial Products of Custom Biologicals

There are a number of commercial products, including Custom GP by Custom Biologicals and Biota Max™.

Custom GP is unique among the commercial formulations:

  • Custom GP is a highly concentrated biological product
  • It contains the four most important species of beneficial soil fungi.
  • Concentrated formulation allows for domestic and international shipping.
  • Custom GP is available to two sizes; a 50 ml size that treats 2.5 acres and a one liter size that treats 50 acres.

Custom GP contains:

  • Trichoderma harzanium
  • Trichoderma viride
  • Trichoderma koningii
  • Trichoderma polysporum

In addition to Custom GP, Custom Biologicals manufactures Biota Max™. Biota Max™ contains both the beneficial soil fungi listed above and beneficial soil bacteria. Together these microorganisms act as a soil probiotic, producing healthier roots, increasing plant growth, and increasing crop yield.

Biota Max™ is excellent for home gardens as well as commercial farms. Grow bigger, healthier crops with Biota Max™.

Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of environmentally safe products for use in a number of industries, including agriculture. Contact Custom for more information at (561) 797-3008.

Some of our products are available for private labeling. Drop shipping is always available.

Custom Biologicals is always looking for new distributors, both domestic and international. The biofertilizer and soil probiotic market is exploding. If you or your company is interested in exploring this exciting growth market, Contact us at Bill@Custombio.biz or at (561) 797-3008.

 

Probiotics and Rice

Probiotics and Rice

Field Trials

 

Probiotics and Rice field trial information. The soil probiotic used in the field trial is Biota Max™. Soil probiotics are sometimes called biofertilizers or biological soil amendments.

Biota Max

Biota Max™ is a soil probiotic containing beneficial soil microbes, both beneficial soil bacteria and beneficial soil fungi. Biota Max™ is a unique, effervescent tablet  that dissolves easily and quickly in water. Once dissolved, each Biota Max tablet will treat 1/4 acre (or 1/10 hectare) with billions of beneficial microorganisms.

Soil Probiotics and Plant Roots

These beneficial soil microorganisms help the plant grow larger, healthier root systems.These larger, healthier roots help grow bigger and more productive rice plants. Healthier roots help plants take in and process more nutrients and take up more water. A more efficient uptake of fertilizers and water means less waste and less runoff. Typically, using Biota Max™ also reduces  the amount of Nitrogen needed.

I’ve attached the soil probiotics and rice field trials below. A couple of interesting things to note.

  • The roots in the untreated versus treated with Biota Max™ – great pictures of bigger, healthier roots.
  • The yield increases in the treated versus untreated. In fact, the rice yield increased 11.3%, 16.6%, or 26.8% depending on the treatment method.
  • The overall health and look of the plants.

Custom Biologicals

Custom Biologicals  manufactures a number of probiotics, biofertilizers, and soil and seed inoculants for agriculture. Here’s a list of our biological fertilizers. Here…

We’re always looking for new distributors, both international and domestic. Private labeling and custom formulations are available. We specialize in producing high quality, highly concentrated biological products.

Additional case study are available. Also we have information on the overall effectiveness of biofertilizers and soil probiotics.

Custom can be reached at Bill@Custombio.biz or by phone at (561) 797-3008.

probiotics and rice

Biota Max and Rice Field Trial

probiotics and rice part 2

 

Biota Max and Rice

BIota Max works with rice

Rice Biofertilizer Field Trial

 

Biofertilizers and Rice are the topic of this field study. Its worth noting that Biota Max™, a unique biofertilizer, can be used on almost all crops. However, rice is one the main crops worldwide so its the topic here.

Biota Max

Biota Max™ is a unique probiotic that is particularly useful with rice. BiotaMax is an effervescent tablet that contains billions of beneficial soil microorganisms. In fact, Biota Max contains both beneficial soil bacteria and beneficial soil fungi.

Biota Max is a biological soil amendment and biofertilizer. Biota Max helps the rice plant grow stronger, healthier roots thereby creating stronger, healthier plants. Biota Max™ is equally useful in both commercial farms and backyard gardens.

The picture below shows the typical difference between treated and untreated roots. You’ll note that the treated roots are larger and more developed. And, as every farmer knows, a bigger root system allows for a healthier plant and a more productive harvest.

Biota Max™ is a unique effervescent tablet. Once dissolved in water, each tablet will treat 1/4 acre or 1/10 hectare of rice.

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Biota Max™ advantages for Rice

Biota Max™ has several important advantages for rice.

  • Better Grain Quality
  • Less Grain Fragmentation
  • Greater Stress Resistance
  • Increased Rice Production
  • Less use of traditional fertilizers

Biota Max™ and Rice

Rice biofertilizer can be applied at three different times to rice; as a seed treatment, at the time of transplanting the rice, and as a soil treatment. Each application time has specific application instructions. Email me at Bill@Custombio.biz for application instructions. Both applications work well and will improve the quality and quantity of the harvest.

Below, is a short brochure about Biota Max™ and rice. Note the increases in yield based on when Biota Max™ is applied in the rice growth cycle.

Rice Biofertilizer Results

For seed to soil treatment, Biota Max increased the yield 6-12%. For transplant into healthy soils the rice yield increased 10-20%. Most impressively, for rice transplant into unhealthy soils the yield increased 20-55 percent. Note that all transplants were done by hand.

Rice Biofertilizer

Biota Max and Rice

Biota Max™ is a rice biofertilizer and is manufactured and distributed by Custom Biologicals. Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of biological products. We’re always looking for new distributors. Contact Custom for more information at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz.