Beneficial Bacteria for Plants
Growing Corn by Using Biofertilizers
The use of beneficial bacteria for plants has increased in recent years, along with the increased use of biofertilizers in general. This article shows the use of beneficial bacteria in growing corn.
Here’s the definition of biofertilizer from Wikipedia.
A Bio fertilizer (also bio-fertilizer) is a substance which contains living microorganisms which, when applied to seeds, plant surfaces, or soil, colonizes the rhizosphere or the interior of the plant and promotes growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant.
For corn biofertilizers the major benefits to the plant are:
- Larger, more developed roots and root system. (see picture)
- Reduced Stress from High Moisture
- Overall Healthier Plant
- Increased Corn Yield
- Less traditional fertilizer (N.P.K) used.
- Better nutrient uptake.
- Beneficial bacteria for plants may be applied as a seed treatment or in furrow after planting. Both methods have shown favorable results.
Corn Biofertilizer Products
Biota Max™ by Custom Biologicals is a corn biofertilizer. Biota Max™ is a unique biofertilizer containing both beneficial bacteria and beneficial Trichoderma. Biota Max is a unique, effervescent tablet. Each tablet contains billions of microorganisms and treats 1/4 acre. Biota Max is equally useful in backyard gardens, greenhouses and for commercial farms.
During a recent field trial using Biota Max™ as a corn bio-fertilizer, the results were:
- Trial Size – 10 acres
- Untreated – 140 bushels/acre. 8.9 tons/hectare
- Treated 159 bushels/acre. 10.1 tons/hectare
- Increase of 19 bushels/acre or 1.2 tons.hectare
As you can see there was a substantial increase in corn production using the bio fertilizer Biota Max™.
Available Crops for Biofertilizers
Most crops can use biofertilizers for bigger, stronger roots and better nutrient uptake. Including:
Custom Biologicals, Inc. manufactures a wide variety of biological products including biofertilizers. Dealer and distributor inquires, both domestic and international, are always welcome. Custom can be reached at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz.