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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.

 

Benefits of Biofertilizers

Benefits of Bioferilizers

 

Benefits of Biofertilizers

There are many benefits of biofertilizers. Biofertilizers contain living microorganisms. In this post we’ll talk about three benefits of biofertilizers;

  1. helping make plant nutrients more available to the plants,
  2. the production of plant hormones,
  3. biofertilizers are cost effective when compared to traditional fertilizers
  4. Reduce the need for traditional fertilizers

Biofertilizers Make Nutrients Available to Plants

Biofertilizers contain living microbes, generally bacteria and/or fungi. These microorganisms Benefits of Biofertilizersadd nutrients to the soil by nitrogen fixation and by solubilizing both phosphorus and sulphur. Nitrogen fixation can be achieved by a variety of microorganism including, Azotobacter and Rhizobium. Paenibacillus polymyxa is a bacteria that fixes nitrogen. Nitrogen fixation is a key component of the nitrogen cycle.

Additionally, biofertilizers solubilize both phosphorus and sulphur. Phosphorous solubilization is performed by  Bacillus subtilis, and Bacillus megaterium. Sulphur is solubilized by bacteria of the genus Thiobacillus.

Biofertilizers Produce Plant Hormones

Plant hormones, also called phtyohormones regulate plant growth. An increase in plant hormones generally has a positive effect on root size and root structure. Bigger, stronger roots make for a healthier plant. Both bacteria and fungi produce phtyhormones. Among the bacteria, Bacillus subtilis manufactures a number of plant hormones as does Bacillus licheniformus and Bacilllus megaterium. Several species of Trichoderma produce phytohormones including, Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma viride and Trichoderma polysporum.

Biofertilizers are Cost Effective

Generally speaking, biofertilizers will reduce the amount of traditional fertilizers needed by growers. As the price of fertilizers continues to skyrocket, controlling costs is a major issue for most growers. Since biofertilizers help make traditional fertilizers more effective, growers can reduce the amount of NPK used. One of the major benefits of biofertilizers is the reduced cost and the reduction in the use of other chemicals.

Overall, the use of biofertilizers worldwide continues to grow. As more and more growers realize the benefits of biofertilizers, the market for microorganisms in farming will continue to expand.

Custom Biological manufactures a number of biofertilizers, soil probiotics, and soil amendments for use in agriculture. Contact Custom via email at Bill@Custombio.biz or at (561) 797-3008 for additional information.

 

Soil Probiotics of Custom Biologicals

Soil Probiotics of Custom Biologicals

Custom Biologicals manufactures soil probiotics containing beneficial soil bacteria, beneficial soil fungi, and

Soil Probiotics

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products that contain both bacteria and fungi.

Soil Probiotics

Soil probiotics help plants grow healthier root systems by improving the condition of the soil. Soil microbes are known to produce number of beneficial compounds that help stimulate root growth and root size. Soil microorganism also improve nutrient uptake of important plant nutrients such as Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus.

Here’s the list of soil probiotics manufactured by Custom Biologicals.

Bacteria Based Probiotics

Custom B5 – contains 5 species of beneficial soil bacteria. Custom B5 is available as both a liquid concentrate and as a fast dissolving tablet.

Custom B5 Liquid Concentrate is ideal for commercial farms. Standard packaging is 2.5 acres (1 Hectare) and 50 Acres (20 Hectares).

Custom B5 Fizztabs – This revolutionary product is ideal for smaller farms or backyard gardens. Each dissolvable tablet will cover ¼ acres (1/10 hectare) with beneficial soil bacteria.

Trichoderma Based Probiotics

Custom GP – contains 4 species of beneficial soil fungi of the species Trichoderma. Custom GP is OMRI listed.  Standard packaging is 2.5 acres (1 Hectare) and 50 Acres (20 Hectares).

Combined Bacteria and Trichoderma Probiotics

Biota Green – contains both beneficial bacteria and beneficial fungi. Biota Green is intended for use of golf course, particularly golf course greens.

Biota Max – contains 6 species of beneficial bacteria and 4 species of beneficial soil fungi. Biota Max is a revolutionary, fast dissolving tablet. Each tablet covers ¼ acre with soil probiotics.

Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of biofertilizers for use in agriculture and gardening.

Distributor inquires both domestic and international are always welcome. Private labeling and customized formulations are available. CustomBio can be reached at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz.

Biota Green – Probiotic for Golf Greens

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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

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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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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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Biological Soil Amendments Enhance Productivity

Biological Soil Amendments Enhance Productivity

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Custom B5 Soil Amendment

Biological soil amendments, like Custom B5 and Custom GP, are scientifically formulated to restore soil productivity and promote plant growth. They are perfect for food crops, turf, trees, and ornamental flowers and shrubs.

Fertile soils contain a large number of beneficial microorganisms. These microbes process fertilizers making essential nutrients and minerals available to plants. They also digest thatch and other organic matter, releasing additional nutrients into the soil.

Pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and other chemicals can greatly diminish a soil’s natural population of beneficial microbes. This reduces the soil’s ability to support turf, crops, and other vegetation.

Custom B5 and Custom GP biological soil amendments improve soil conditions by restoring the soil’s natural microbial population. Their use will increase nutrient availability, enhance root mass development and promote vigorous plant growth.

Custom GP is a blend of 4 beneficial Trichoderma fungi and Custom B5 is a blend of 5 beneficial bacteria of the species Bacillus. Custom B% can be used independently or combined for maximum benefit. Both Custom B5 and Custom GP are available as liquid concentrates. The use of concentrated products greatly reduces shipping costs and delivery times making the overall cost of use lower.

Features and Benefits

  • Creates a more fertile soil by restoring natural microbial populations
  • Promotes vigorous plant growth which leads to significant increase in crop yield
  • Maximizes the benefits of your current fertilizer program by making nutrients more readily available to the plant
  • Provides Beneficial Microbes
  • Promotes Plant Growth
  • All Natural and Organic Formulas
  • Perfect for use on food crops, turf, trees, flowers and plants
  • Highly concentrated, safe products
  • Increase plant growth and increases root mass
  • Increases crop yield

Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of microbial products including biological soil amendments.  Dealer and distributor inquires, both domestic and international, are welcome.

Contact Custom Biologicals at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz

 

 

 

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