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Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture

Beneficial Microorganims in Agriculture. Here’s a situation where a picture does tell a thousand words.

The picture below is a side by side comparison showing Biota Max™, a biofertilizer, (on the left) and untreated (on the right). This is a great example of the power of using beneficial microorganisms in agriculture, farming, and gardening. 

You’ll notice that the plants on the treated side are much healthier and greener. This is because the root system on the treated side is much more developed. This larger, more developed root system allows the plant to take up nutrients and water more efficiently.

Beneficial Microorganisms in Agriculture

Biota Max side by side field trial. The side on the left used Biota Max.


Beneficial Microorganisms

This field trial used Biota Max™ our unique, effervescent soil treatment. Each Biota Max™ tablet contains billions of beneficial microbes. Both beneficial bacteria and beneficial Trichoderma fungi are contained in the tablet. Included in Biota Max™ are 5 species of Bacillus, 4 species of Trichoderma fungi and Paenibacillus polymyma, a nitrogen fixing bacteria.

Beneficial microorganisms are used in agriculture as both a soil and seed treatment. Beneficial microbes are sometimes called biofertilizers, soil amendments, or soil probiotics.

As the picture so dramatically illustrates, biofertilizers help grow bigger, healthier and more vibrant plants and vegetables. This is why the use of biofertilizers and biological soil amendments is growing in agriculture, farming, and gardening.

Custom Biologicals

Custom Biologicals, Inc. manufactures a number of innovative microbial products for agriculture, including Biota Max™. We specialize in manufacturing concentrated microbial products. Our  products are ideal for agriculture, farming and gardening.

Dealer and distributor inquires are always welcome. We have both domestic and international distributor agreements available. Private labeling, customized formulations, and protected territories are also available. Protected territories are only available for our international distributors.

Contact CustomBio at (561) 797-3008 or via email at



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 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 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

Nitrogen Fixing Product Case Study

Green Soybean Case Study With Custom N2

Role of Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria

Custom N2 is a nitrogen fixing product that increases the nitrogen content of the soil. The role of notrogen fixing bacteriaN2 contains a nitrogen fixing bacteria Paenibacillus polymyxa. This beneficial soil bacteria takes atmospheric nitrogen (N2) and converts it to ammonium. The ammonium is then usable to the plant.

Nitrogen fixation is a vital process for the plant as nitrogen is a key element in plant growth.

Custom N2 improves root size and root health. This healthier root allows the plant to take up additional nutrients thereby improving overall yield and quality of the crop.

Green Soybean Case Study

Green soybean, called edamame in the United States, needs a large quantity of nitrogen to grow and produce crop. In this case study, we added Custom N2 and had a much larger yield of edamame.

Custom N2 Improves Roots

Use of Custom N2, improves roots in green soybeans, edamame, and other crops. Notice  the case study in the final picture, the root on the right has been treated with Custom N2. The root on the right is the untreated control. The treated root is larger and has more offshoots. Its easy to see why this treated plant will thrive and perform better than the untreated plant.

Custom Biologicals

Custom Biologicals manufactures a number of biological products for use in agriculture, farming and gardening including, biofertilizers, soil inoculants and biological seed treatments. Contact Custom directly at (561) 797-3008 or via email at for additional information.

Custom N2 is a liquid concentrate containing the nitrogen fixing bacteria, Paenibacillus polymyxa. N2 is available in two sizes 50ml and 1 L. The 50 ml size treats 2.5 acres (1 Hectare) and the 1 Liter size treats 50 acres (20 Hectare). Custom N2 can be combined with some of our other biological products including Custom B5.

The role of nitrogen fixing bacteria.


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Biological Seed Treatment

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Biological Seed Treatment

Biological seed treatments can greatly enhance a plants’ root structure, overall plant health, and the plant yield. Biota Max™ can be effectively used as a biological seed treatment. In fact, the use of Biota Max™ in this manner has some specific benefits for plants.

What is Biota Max™?

Biota Max™ is a unique soil probiotic designed and marketed by Custom Biologicals. Biota Max™ is an effervescent tablet containing billions of beneficial soil microorganisms. These microorganisms help plants grow larger, healthier root systems. Biota Max™ is unique because its an effervescent tablet that contains ten different species of beneficial soil organisms. Both Bacillus bacteria and Trichoderma fungi are contained in Biota Max™. Each Biota Max™ tablet contains enough microbes to treat 1/4 acre or one bag of seeds.

Here’s a brochure about how to use Biota Max™ as a seed treatment.

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Having trouble downloading the seed treatment brochure? Contact me by email and I’ll send you a copy –


Advantages of Biota Max™ as a Biological Seed Treatment

Using Biota Max™ has several distinct advantages. First, less Biota Max is required when using as a seed treatment, saving money. The reason you can use less product is simple. You’re applying directly to the seed and then the seed goes into the ground. Biota Max needs to be in the root zone to be effective. A seed treatment gets Biota Max directly to the roots. In fact, you use about 90% less Biota Max under these conditions.

Secondly, Biota Max is extremely easy to use. When you use a tablet, there is no waste.

Finally, Biota Max contains both beneficial soil bacteria and beneficial soil fungi. Here’s the list of organisms:

Biological Seed Treatment Crops

Almost any crop will benefit from using Biota Max™ as a seed treatment. Here’s a partial list of crops:

    • Soy Beans
    • Green Beans
    • Peanuts
    • Tomatoes
    • Wheat
    • Pumkins
    • Carrots
    • Flowering Plants
    • Rice
    • Peppers
    • Corn


Biota Max™ is manufactured and distributed by Custom Biologicals. Contact Custom at (561)797-3008 or via email at

Field Trial News – Alfalfa

Alfalfa Field Trial News

Field Trial News – Alfalfa


Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family and cultivated as an important forage crop. In the United Kingdom it is known as Lucerne and Lucerne grass in south Asia. In the United States its known as alfalfa.

Alfalfa with Custom GP & Custom B5

Alfalfa has shown significant benefits from treatment with Custom GP Trichoderma Blend & Custom B5 Bacillus Blend Soil Amendments. Custom GP and Custom B5 contain specifically selected beneficial microorganisms (bacteria and fungi). These beneficial soil microorganisms have been selected because of their safety and their ability to create a more fertile soil by restoring natural microbial populations. The use of B5 and GP will increase  nutrient availability, enhance root development, and promote vigorous plant growth.

Major Benefits to Alfalfa

  • Increased Protein Content
  • Increased Sugar Content
  • Increased Root Mass
  • Stronger Plant
  • Greater Yield

Alfalfa Field Trial

Crop: Alfalfa

Treatment: Custom GP Trichoderma
Custom B5 Bacillus

Location: Wyoming

Year: 2007

Farm Size: 40,000 Acres
(16,000 Hectares)

Trial Size: 10 Acres (4 Hectares)

Major Benefits:

Protein Content
Sugar Content

Field Trial Results

Conclusion: The use of Custom GP and Custom B5 was of great benefit to the alfalfa in this alfalfa field trial. There was an increase in both protein and sugar content of the alfalfa. Additionally, there was one more cutting of the alfalfa.

Custom B5 and Custom GP are manufactured and distributed by Custom Biologicals. Custom can be reached at (561) 797-3008 or via email at

Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of microbial products for use in environmental and agricultural applications. Customized formulations and dealer/distributor inquires are welcome.

Contact Custom Biologicals for more information about this alfalfa field trial news or about more information on how Custom B5 and Custom GP can help your crops.

CustomBio can be reached at (561) 797-3008 or via email at



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