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Trichoderma species. Trichoderma viride.

Trichoderma Species used as Biofertilizers

There are several species of Trichoderma fungi that are used as biofertilizers. In this post, we’ll talk about the most commonly used Trichoderma.  We’ll also talk about the benefits of using Trichoderma for farming, agriculture and home gardening.

Trichoderma Fungi

First, some background on Trichoderma fungi, such as Trichoderma viride. Trichoderma species are the most prevalent

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Trichoderma fungi on a petri dish.

type of fungi in soils and they are present worldwide in almost all soil types. They are microscopic and are generally considered avirulent plant symbionts. In other words, they form a symbiotic, or mutually beneficial, relationship with plants.

Its this symbiotic relationship that biofertilizers try to exploit. The idea is simple, by adding more Trichoderma the plant receives more benefit.

Benefits of Trichoderma

I’ve discussed the benefits to the plant of Trichoderma in another post, so I’ll just summarize the highlights here.

  • Trichoderma generally increase both root and shoot growth.
  • Improves the nutrient status of the plant
  • Production of growth promoting hormones
  • Phosphate solubilization
  • Increased uptake of minerals such as Cu (copper), Fe(Iron), Zn (Zinc), and Na (Sodium).

Trichoderma Species Used as Biofertilizers

Most of the Trichoderma species listed here provide the benefits from above. I’ll talk a bit about the additional benefits of some of the fungi. It’s important to note that Trichoderma applications can be made as seed treatment, as a foliar treatment, or as a drench treatment.

Trichoderma harzianum increases plant tolerance to environmental factors like drought and high soil salinity. T. harzianum increases mineral absorption.

Trichoderma viride, when used as a seed treatment, increases the germination rate in a number of crops.

Trichoderma reesi has the ability to secrete large amounts of cellulolytic enzymes and has a number of uses in biotechnology. In fact, it is used to create stone washed jeans because of this ability.

Trichoderma koningii is known to increase the growth of seedlings and secretes seed germination factors.

Trichoderma polysporum is normally found in cooler climates and conveys all of the benefits associated with the other Trichoderma fungi.

Custom Biologicals

Custom Biologicals manufactures a number of Trichoderma based products, including Custom GP. Custom GP is a concentrated liquid biofertilizer containing 4 species of beneficial Trichoderma fungi. Contact Custom for more information about using biofertilizers in agriculture, farming and gardening.

Trichoderma for Plants – Grow Healthier Plants.

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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.

 

Beneficial Soil Fungi To Improve Your Soil

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 Beneficial Soil Fungi To Improve Your Soil

 

Beneficial Soil Fungi

 

Beneficial Soil fungi are available in Custom GP, by Custom Biologicals. After years of harsh treatment, your garden soils

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Custom GP contains beneficial soil fungi.

need to replenish the natural microorganisms. Custom GP is just the right thing to improve the condition of your soils. Beneficial soil fungi are not only biofertilizers, but they work as soil conditioners too!

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Custom GP has a number of benefits including; increased crop yields, increase plant growth and increase root size and root health.

Beneficial Soil Fungi in Custom GP

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Custom GP contains 4 species of beneficial soil fungi of the genus Trichoderma. Check out competitive products and you’ll see that most contain only one or two species of Trichoderma.

Custom GP, manufactured by Custom Biologicals, is designed to help improve soil conditions by increasing the population of beneficial soil microorganisms.

Distributor inquires are always welcome. 

Custom GP, and most of our products, can be private labeled. Here’s some more information about distributor opportunities with Custom Biologicals. If you are distributing biological products, you owe it to yourself to contact Custom. You’ll be glad you did!

Custom GP Availability

Custom GP is a highly concentrated, liquid formulation. There is no need to ship large quantities of water. We ship concentrated products because concentrates save you time and money.

Custom GP is available in two sizes; 50 ml and 1 Liter. The 50 ml size is designed to treat 2.5 acres (1 Hectare) and the 1 Liter size treats 50 acres (20 Hectares).

Additionally, Custom GP works with a number of crops including peppers, tomatoes, corn, squash, and many more.

Contact Custom Biologicals for more information about Custom GP. Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of biological products for use in the environmental and agricultural industries.

Field Trial News – Alfalfa

Alfalfa Field Trial News

Field Trial News – Alfalfa

 

Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) is a flowering plant in the pea family and cultivated as an important forage crop. In the United Kingdom it is known as Lucerne and Lucerne grass in south Asia. In the United States its known as alfalfa.

Alfalfa with Custom GP & Custom B5

Alfalfa has shown significant benefits from treatment with Custom GP Trichoderma Blend & Custom B5 Bacillus Blend Soil Amendments. Custom GP and Custom B5 contain specifically selected beneficial microorganisms (bacteria and fungi). These beneficial soil microorganisms have been selected because of their safety and their ability to create a more fertile soil by restoring natural microbial populations. The use of B5 and GP will increase  nutrient availability, enhance root development, and promote vigorous plant growth.

Major Benefits to Alfalfa

  • Increased Protein Content
  • Increased Sugar Content
  • Increased Root Mass
  • Stronger Plant
  • Greater Yield

Alfalfa Field Trial

Crop: Alfalfa

Treatment: Custom GP Trichoderma
Custom B5 Bacillus

Location: Wyoming

Year: 2007

Farm Size: 40,000 Acres
(16,000 Hectares)

Trial Size: 10 Acres (4 Hectares)

Major Benefits:

Control
Treated
Increase
Protein Content
15%
19%
21%
Sugar Content
0.5%
0.75%
50%
Cuttings
2
3
1

Field Trial Results

Conclusion: The use of Custom GP and Custom B5 was of great benefit to the alfalfa in this alfalfa field trial. There was an increase in both protein and sugar content of the alfalfa. Additionally, there was one more cutting of the alfalfa.

Custom B5 and Custom GP are manufactured and distributed by Custom Biologicals. Custom can be reached at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@Custombio.biz.

Custom Biologicals manufactures a wide variety of microbial products for use in environmental and agricultural applications. Customized formulations and dealer/distributor inquires are welcome.

Contact Custom Biologicals for more information about this alfalfa field trial news or about more information on how Custom B5 and Custom GP can help your crops.

CustomBio can be reached at (561) 797-3008 or via email at Bill@CustomBio.biz

 

 

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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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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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