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Benefits of Biofertilizers – Advantages of Biofertilizers


Benefits of Biofertilizers

There are many benefits of biofertilizers. Biofertilizers contain living microorganisms. In this post we’ll talk about these benefits and advantages 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
  5. Reduce the overall cost of the crop.
  6. Great Return on Investment (ROI).

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

Benefits of Biofertilizers – They 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

Biofertilizers are cost effective.

Generally speaking, bio fertilizers 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 advantages 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.

Biofertilizers Reduce the Need for Traditional Fertilizers

Traditional fertilizers such as Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium (NPK) are expensive and are generally overused. Additionally, they contribute to a runoff problem that leads to to many nutrients downstream. This is potentially a major environmental issue.

Use of bio-fertilizers, can reduce the need for traditional fertilizers by up to 30%. This occurs because the beneficial microbes within the bio fertilizer help the plant use fertilizers in a much more efficient manner.

Custom Biologicals, Home of Biota Max

Custom Biological manufactures a number of biofertilizers, soil probiotics, and soil amendments for use in agriculture. Both beneficial bacteria and beneficial Trichoderma are our specialities. Here’s a list of all of our biological products.

Biota Max™ is are award winning biofertilizer. Biota Max™ contains 10 species of beneficial microbes and includes both beneficial soil microbes and beneficial soil fungi.

Distributor inquires, both domestic and international, are always welcome. Contact Custom Biologicals via email at Bill@Custombio.biz or at (561) 797-3008 for additional information.


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  1. emily joseph says:

    Bio fertilizers Market is gaining traction due to increasing organic food industry, demand for organic crops and government initiatives. The global bio fertilizers market is driven by the increasing need to improve the quality of crops produced, maximize crop production, and enhance productivity. The significant growth in the organic food industry, and increasing costs of chemical fertilizers boost the market growth. Get Sample Copy of This Report

    1. MrBill says:

      Thanks for posting. You’re correct, the Bio Fertilizer market is booming. As chemical costs go up and environmental regulations get more strict, biofertilzers will continue to gain in popularity.

  2. Agnes says:

    Very interesting, a whole new learning curve too. I better subscribe to your blog and inform myself more. Many thanks.

    1. MrBill says:

      Thanks for commenting Agnes. I enjoyed your blog as well. Keep up the good work.

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