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Bio Soil for Plants. Biofertilizers for Plants.

Bio Soil for Plants

Bio Soil refers to the idea that the soil is alive with biological activity, living soil. Bio soils are in fact biological organisms, like beneficial soil bacteria or beneficial soil Trichoderma.

Bacillus megaterium and B. subtilis are bacteria that are useful for plants. Bacteria for plants can be either beneficial for the plant or detrimental to the plant. In this post we’ll talk about beneficial bacteria for plants, specifically beneficial soil bacteria.

It is well known that beneficial plant bacteria play a critical role in supporting and increasing plant growth and plant health. Because of their ability to confer benefits to the plant, it is important that beneficial bacteria adequately colonize the plant’s environment, specifically the plant root system.

Sometimes called Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria, or PGPB, bacteria are a vital link in the food web for plants.

Bio Soil

Custom B5 Contains Bacillus megaterium

Here’s a brief introduction to two key beneficial plant bacteria, Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus megaterium.

Bacillus subtilis

Bacillus subtilis, or B. sub, is a key beneficial plant bacteria. B. subtilis plays a role in replenishing soil nutrients through both the carbon cycle and the nitrogen cycle. To aid the carbon cycle B. subtilis degrades thatch, pectin, cellulose and other organic materials. B. subtilis forms biofilms which are dense populations of organisms. These biofilms provides the plants with preventive colonization, sometimes called competitive inhibition. While beyond the scope of this post, preventative colonization essentially prohibits other microorganisms from forming colonies around the plant roots.

Bacillus megaterium

Another key beneficial plant bacteria is Bacillus megaterium. In addition to some of the benefits conferred by B. subtilis, B. megaterium is known to be a phosphate solubilizing bacteria (PSB). PSBs have several important benefits:

  • They make phosphorus more available to the plant
  • Reduce the need for traditional fertilizer applications
  • Reduce Environmental problems downstream
  • Promote sustainable agriculture.

Beneficial Plant Bacteria – Bio Soil

The use of beneficial plant bacteria, like those above, has a very positive effect on plant growth, root mass, and crop yields. Specifically, beneficial plant bacteria produce plants with better growth response, biomass yield, and nutrient content when compared to plants without these important beneficial soil bacteria.

Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of microbial products including products that contain beneficial plant bacteria and beneficial soil Trichoderma. Contact Custom at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz.

Bio Soil Enhancers refer to the idea of using biological products or biofertilizers to the soil. Creating a biologicals active soil.

 

 

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Bacteria as a Soil Treatment

biological soil admendment

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