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Golf Course Maintenance Products

Golf Course Maintenance Products

Custom Biologicals manufactures environmentally friendly, biological products for use on golf courses. As golf course

Golf Course Maintenance Products

Environmentally friendly golf course products for Custom Biologicals.

superintendents become more environmentally aware, the use of biological products has dramatically increased. Biological products reduce the amount of traditional fertilizer usage, decrease over water usage, and improve water quality.

Sustainability will be the buzz word at golf course for the next 100 years. Biofertilizers, soil probiotics, and soil amendments can be a major component of any golf course sustainability program.

Here are the environmentally friendly golf course maintenance products of Custom Biologicals.

Golf Course Maintenance Products

Biota Green™ – Biota Green is our unique biological product for golf course greens. Biota Green contains both beneficial bacteria and beneficial Trichoderma fungi. Biota Green is a dissolvable tablet containing billions of these beneficial soil microorganisms that will decrease traditional fertilizer usage and water consumption.

Each Biota Green tablet will treat 1/4 acre (1/10 hectare) of golf course greens.

Custom B5 – a liquid concentrated product containing 5 species of beneficial soil bacteria. Beneficial soil bacteria have a wide variety of positive effects on plants and plant roots.

Custom GP – a liquid, concentrated product containing 4 species of beneficial soil fungi of the genus Trichoderma. Custom B5 and Custom GP are highly concentrated products with 50mL the standard dosage for 2.5 acres of golf course fairways.

Custom GP and Custom B5 are often used in combination.

Water Quality Products

Pond Fizzytabs – This product is designed to reduce algae and odors in ponds. If your course is having odor or algae problems, contact Custom Biologicals.

Wastewater Products

These products are deigned to reduce the odors, and FOG’s (Fats, Oils and Grease) at wastewater treatment facilities and wastewater treatment package plants. Custom Biologicals has years of experience treating wastewater and sewage issues.

Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz for more information about environmentally friendly golf course maintenance products.

 

 

Customized Biological Products

Customized Biological Products

Customized Products

Custom Biologicals has the technical ability and expertise to customize biological products for use in agriculture. Both bacterial and Trichoderma based products are available. Most of our existing products have been developed with ideas and insight from customer and distributors.

In fact, I get calls almost every week about customizing a product or knocking off

Customized Biological Products by Custom Biologicals

Customized Biological Products by Custom Biologicals

an existing product. So yes, we can customize a product; however, there are some important factors to consider before we begin the customization process. Additionally, there are several steps we need to take during the process.

Lets start with the questions to ask before we start thinking about customized biological product.

List of Factors to Consider Before Starting

First, is it legal. Custom Biologicals will not and cannot violate existing patent or registration laws.

Secondly, is the product scientifically viable? In other words, can the product be produced with existing technology or is it a science project?

Next, does the product make sense. Many combinations of beneficial microbials are available, but does your combination have a reason to exist? Or is it just being different, to be different. What special effect will this product bring to the marketplace. Would you be better off simply using one of our existing products?

Finally, is the product economically viable? This one is simple. Can everyone make money?

If the potential product is legal, if it can be produced with existing technology, and if it is economically viable, then we can proceed towards customization.

Customization Process

The first step is either a sample, for an existing product, or a conversation about the exact type of product to be created. Typically customers either tell me the desired effect, such as seed treatment, or they specify a particular microorganism(s) that they are interested in.

With a sample, we’ll analyze both the active ingredient and the inactive ingredients. With solids  or powders, we’ll pay particular attention to the carrier used. This process usually takes 2-3 weeks.

Once we’ve analyzed the sample, we’re ready to put together a sample of our new product. New product costs are also discussed at this point at well as package size, containers, and labels.

Finally, a production batch size product is manufactured and distributed.

From the initial discussion, to the point of having a commercial size production run is usually 6-10 weeks.

I hope this post helps clarify our process for customized biological products.

About Custom Biologicals

Custom Biologicals manufactures biological products for use in a number of industries including agriculture.

For agriculture and gardening we manufacture, biofertilizers, biological seed treatments, biological inoculants, soil probiotics, and soil amendments.

Customized biological products is a unique service that Custom provides to its distributors. Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz for more information about customized biological products.

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 Bill@Custombio.biz 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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New Biological Products

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New Biological Products of Custom Biologicals

We’ve had an interesting summer here at Custom Biologicals. We’ve added two new, exciting biological soil amendments to our list of products.

The biological products market is exploding and Custom Biologicals is positioned to help your company succeed in this market. Whether you are a grower that needs help with his crops, or a agricultural distributor looking to add biological products to their line of products, Custom Biologicals is here to help you.

Custom N2

Custom N2 is a highly concentrated liquid product containing nitrogen fixing bacteria. Paenibacillus polymyxa is the name of the beneficial soil bacteria in Custom N2.

The beneficial soil bacteria in Custom N2 fixes atmospheric nitrogen and converts it into a form of nitrogen that can be used by plants. As every farmer knows, adding nitrogen to the soil is expensive, time consuming, and a potential environmental concern.  Using Custom N2 can reduce the amount of nitrogen needed to be added to a crop.

Custom GP Fizzytabs

Custom GP Fizzytabs is a unique product that contains 4 different species of beneficial soil Trichoderma. GP Fizzytabs are an effervescent tablet that dissolve quickly and efficiently in water.

Trichoderma have a number of benefits for a plant including

  • Better root system
  • Solubilize Phosphorus making it available to the plant.
  • Produce Phytohormones
  • Both a soil and root inoculant

Each tab contains enough beneficial soil Trichoderma to treat 1/4 acre (1/10 hectare). GP fizzytabs are conveniently packaged 10 tablets in a tube.

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Seed Treatment and Seed Inoculants

I get a lot of inquiries about using our biological products as a seed treatment or seed inoculant. And yes,  our products can be used this way. The most common seed inoculant is BiotaMax. I’ve attached a brochure showing how to use BiotaMax as a seed treatment.

 

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Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of biological product s for use in a number of industries, including agriculture. Contact Custom at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz for additional information about these new products.

Concentrated Biological Products

BiotaMax. Biota Max.

Why Ship Water?

Why ship water? And Why pay for water? That’s the question. At Custom Biologicals we have the answer. We manufacture concentrated biological products. After all it makes no sense to ship – and pay for – water.

Concentrated Biological Products

Concentrated biological products are great for biofertilizers used in agriculture. They’re easy to handle, mix and

Concentrated Biological Products

Key to financial success. Concentrated Biological Products

apply to your crops.

Our liquid concentrates, like Custom B5,  have a standard formulation of 1 Liter treats 50 acres (or 20 Hectares). Custom B5 contains 5 species of beneficial soil bacteria.

Save Money on Freight Charges

So let’s do a little math. For Custom B5, a liter weights about 2 pounds. Many other biological products have a one gallon to the acre concentration. You would need 50 gallons, weighting about 400 pounds. So would you rather deal with 2 pounds or 400?

It only makes sense to use as concentrated a product as possible!

Types of Concentrated Agricultural Products

Custom manufactures two types of concentrated biological products; liquid concentrates and fizzytabs. Liquid concentrates come in two standard formulations; 50 ml and 1 liter.

The fizzy fertilizer tabs are also highly concentrated biological products. Both Biota Max™ and Custom B5 tablets are unique, effervescent tablets. When diluted, each tablet treats 1/4 acre (1/10 hectare).

Both liquid concentrates and fizzy fertilizer tabs contain the same great beneficial soil probiotics, so choose the formulation that works best for you.

Distributor Inquiries Welcome

For distributors, this shipping difference allows you to pay less in freight and stock less product. Custom Biologicals is always looking for new distributor relationships, both domestic and international. Private labeling and protected territories (international) are available.

Here’s the list of our concentrated biological products for use in agricultural applications.

 

Custom Biologicals manufactures and distributes a number of  biological products for agricultural uses including, biofertilizers, Trichoderma products and soil probiotics. Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz.

Biota Green – Probiotic for Golf Greens

Golf Course Problems

Biota Green

Probiotic for Golf Greens

 

Biota Green™ is an all-natural probiotic for golf greens. It has been specifically formulated for golf course greens.  Biota Green™ contains the

Probiotic for Golf Greens

Biota Green is a Probiotic for Golf Greens

beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi found in healthy golf greens.

Your golf greens lose their natural soil biota to chemicals, heat, cold, drought, and rain. The easiest, most cost effective way to

restore your greens’ natural biotic balance is with Biota Green™.

It’s well known that having a healthy microorganism population will help your greens thrive above and below ground. The result of regular use of Biota Green™ is a healthy microbial layer resulting in a positive and controlled growth response.

Have nature work for you – use Biota Green™ on all of your golf greens.

Biota Green™ is a unique, easy to use effervescent tablet containing enough bacteria and fungi spores (seeds) to treat 1500 square feet of golf green. Unlike any other product you have seen, Biota Green™ is easy to use, has a three year shelf life and requires no special storage.

Biota Green™ is also effective in other high use areas of your golf course like tee boxes. No special equipment is needed to apply Biota Green™. Once dissolved in water, Biota Green™is 100% miscible in water and can be applied through all types of irrigation systems.

One tablet of Biota Green will treat 1/4 acre of golf green or golf tee box.

Biota Green

Features and Benefits of Biota Green

  • Restores Biota Balance – Biota Green™ is a probiotic for golf greens.
  • Contains 10 Species of Beneficial Soil Microorganism.
    • 6 species of bacteria
    • 4 species of fungi
  • Digests Thatch and other Organic Material
  • Processes Nutrients making them more soluble and readily available for the grass.
  • Increases Moisture and reduces stress from drought.
  • Replaces Beneficial Organisms killed by chemicals, heat, drought, fire, flood, erosion, cold and frost
  • No special storage requirements  – 3 years shelf life.
  • Biota Greencan be used with most fertilizers, wetting agents, and organics to reduce application time and costs.

Availability:

Biota Green is available in 12 and 18 packs and a case of 100.

Biota Green™ is manufactured and and distributed by Custom Biologicals. Contact Custom for more information at Bill@Custombio.biz or (561) 797-3008.

 

 

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Trichoderma for Plants Growth

Custom GP

The Use of Trichoderma for Plants Growth

Trichoderma are a widely present, naturally occurring, beneficial soil fungi. The use of Trichoderma for plants growth is a natural process that has developed over thousands of years. In fact, Trichoderma are one of the most common microorganisms found in nature. Trichoderma are early colonizers of plant root systems and are well known to directly promote plant growth. They do this by increasing the beneficial microbial activity in the rhizosphere. The rhizosphere is the zone of stimulated microbial activity around the plants roots.

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Trichoderma for plants

Custom GP contains Trichoderma for plants.

There are a number of Trichoderma species that are currently used in biofertilizer programs. Biofertilizers are the addition of specific microorganisms, generally bacteria or fungi, to the soil  to increase the activity of the beneficial microorganisms. In the case of Trichoderma, biofertilizers are used to add beneficial soil fungi to increase root mass and plant health for a season long effect. In published university studies, roots colonized by Trichoderma have been shown to increase corn root and shoot growth by 66%.

Growth Stimulation by Trichoderma

Growth stimulation by Trichoderma is very complex and is effected by a wide variety of interactions with several biochemicals. The use of Trichoderma for plants growth is known to:

  • Help processing essential organic and inorganic nutrients for the plant including; phosphorus, nitrogen, copper, calcium, molybdenum, zinc, magnesium, iron. This processing allows the plant roots to absorb the nutrients and allows the nutrients to be mobile within the plant. 
  • Help balance water absorption
  • Breakdown and transfer organic nutrients that are left over after harvest.
  • Causes competition with plant pathogens for water and nutrients
  • Bioremediate toxic organic chemicals such as fungicides, hydrocarbons, and pesticides.
  • Trichoderma are very efficient in the production of the enzyme cellulase. Cellulase is an enzyme  that is known to degrade chitin and hemicellulose.

Custom GP Contains Trichoderma for Plants Growth

Custom GP, by Custom Biologicals, contains 4 species of Trichoderma fungi. These fungi have been specifically selected because of ability to enhance soil productivity.

Custom GP is a Trichoderma soil amendment that contains:

Custom GP is a highly concentrated soil amendment containing Trichoderma species for Plants Growth. For more information, Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz.

 

 

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Bacteria as a Soil Treatment

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Bacteria as a Soil Treatment

Soil treatments have been in the news lately. There have been a large amount of studies that focus on the benefits of using individual bacteria, generally of the genus Bacillus, to increase soil productivity for a wide variety of crops.

Bacillus as a Soil Treatment

A number of Bacillus species are naturally present at low levels in most cultivated soils. However, soils treated with insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers over a number of years have been shown to have a greatly reduced natural

Bacteria as a Soil Treatment

Custom B5 Soil productivity product

population of beneficial soil bacteria. It is known that the harsh chemical treatments kill the bad microorganisms, both bacteria and fungi. Unfortunately, it is now known that these same chemicals are killing off the beneficial bacteria and other beneficial microorganisms as well. Soils that have a depleted level of beneficial microorganisms, usually produce small plants, resulting in smaller crop yield and these plants tend to have more problems with plant disease.

Custom B5

Fortunately, these lost microorganisms can be replaced with Custom B5, a soil productivity product by Custom Biologicals. Custom B5 contains a blend of five specifically selected, all natural bacteria strains of the genus Bacillus. These bacteria have been selected because of their safety and because of their ability to improve soil conditions for plant growth.

Custom B5 contains the following bacteria:

  • Bacillus subtilis including B sub GB03
  • Bacillus laterosporus
  • Bacillus licheniformus
  • Bacillus megaterium
  • Bacillus pumilus 

Benefits of Bacteria as a Soil Treatment

The addition of Custom B5 to soils immediately increases the microorganism population to that of fertile soils. A great benefit  found in soils treated with B5 is a increase in the rate of crop residue decomposition. This is due to the heightened production of enzymes that degrade these crop residues. Enzymes produced degrade compounds such as; cellulose, hemicellulose, chitin, and fungicides.

There are many great benefits of using the beneficial bacteria in Custom B5 and these benefits directly and indirectly effect plant growth. Plants taken from bioaugmented soils are larger, have denser greener leaves, and have a greater root mass. Some of the important growth stimulating factors produced by these beneficial bacteria are:

  • The supply the plant with nitrogen that can be used biologically. In other words, nitrogen that is more readily available to the plants.
  • Beneficial bacteria produce phytohormones (plant growth regulators) including cytokinin, ethylene, gibberellin, auxins, and abscisic acid.
  • Improved processing of inorganic and organic nutrients like:
    • Nitrogen
    • Phosphorus
    • Calcium
    • Copper
    • molybdenum
    • Magnesium
    • Zinc
    • Iron

Microbial products have a number of different names; biofertilizers, soil amendments, soil probiotics.

Custom B5 is unique in the marketplace because it contains five beneficial bacteria in one soil productivity product.

Custom Biologicals is can be contacted at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz. Distributor and dealer inquires are always welcome.

B. sub bacteria

Bacillus subtilis

B sub GB03

Activating Biochar with BiotaMax

Activating Biochar with BiotaMax™

Why Biochar Needs to be Activated?

To get the most benefit from Biochar it needs to be activated or charged with microorganisms and/or nutrients. Biochar has unique qualities that provide an ideal habitat for beneficial soil microorganisms. Specifically, its high porosity, cation exchange capacity, and chemical composition quickly provide a permanent micro-habitat for the

Biochar

Biota Max for Biochar

essential, beneficial soil microorganisms.

There’s a link to the full Activating Biochar brochure at the bottom of the page. 

When raw Bio char is added to the soil without activation, a flow of microorganisms and nutrients will take place from the soil to the Bio char. This process has the immediate effect of robbing the soil of these critical components – at least temporarily. The charging from soil microorganisms may take anywhere from 3 months to one year (or longer) depending on the presence and concentrations of the indigenous microorganisms. During this activation period, soils will be deficient of the beneficial soil microorganisms and crop yields will be reduced.

On the other hand, when Biochars are activated with Biota Max before being added to the soil, the beneficial microorganisms are transmitted immediately from Biochar to the soil. The beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi in Biota Max immediately start to improve the soil, resulting in bigger, healthier roots and more productive crops.

Advantage of Activating with Biota Max

Activating with BiotaMax™ has a number of advantages:

  • Biota Max™ contains beneficial bacteria and beneficial Trichoderma fungi needed by plants to grow healthier root systems.
  • Bio char activated with BiotaMax™ goes to work IMMEDIATELY improving the condition of the soil.
  • To be most effective, it needs to be activated. Compost is too slow and produces very inconsistent results.
  • Biota Max™ can be applied, safely, easily,  and cost effectively, to Biochar in a matter of minutes – there is no need to wait for compost to mature.
  • Biota Max™ comes in a highly concentrated, easy to handle, effervescent tablet.
  • One Biota Max™ tablet can charge enough to treat 1000 square meters or ¼ acre.
  • Eliminates the use of manure as a compost source. Manure can contain antibiotics, insecticides, fungicides, or worse – pathogenic (disease causing) microorganisms.

Order Biota Max™ for your Biochar – TODAY

 

Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or Bill@CustomBio.biz for more information. Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of biological products including biofertilizers for agriculture, farming and gardening.

Biochar and Biotamax Brochure.pdf