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Corn Biofertilizer

Corn Biofertilizer

The use of corn biofertilizer has increased in recent years, along with the increased use of biofertilizers in general.

Biofertilizers

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:

Corn Biofertilizer

Bigger Roots with Corn Biofertilizers

  • 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.

Corn biofertilizers 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 corn 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.

Field Trial

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Biota Max

During a recent field trial using Biota Max as a corn biofertilizer, 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 biofertilizer Biota Max™.

Available Crops for Biofertilizers

Most crops can use biofertilizers for bigger, stronger roots and better nutrient uptake. Including:

  • Squash
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Oranges
  • Rice
  • Soy beans
  • Lettuce
  • Carrot
  • Radish
  • Palm

Custom Biologicals 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.

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

Biological Soil Amendments Enhance Productivity

Biological Soil Amendments Enhance Productivity

biological soil amendments

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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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