BIOSTART®

What is BIOSTART®

BIOSTART® is a ready to use soil inoculant made of multiple proprietary strains of Bacillus and Brevibacillus that have been selected for their ability to grow in the root zone of plants. They interact symbiotically on, or close to, the root surface where they produce beneficial enzymes that break down organic material to be utilized as nutrients by the plant.

Physical Characteristics & Activity Range

BIOSTART® is a stabilized liquid concentrate containing multiple proprietary strains of Bacillus and Brevibacillus, all of which are naturally occurring spore formers. The product is active at a pH range of 5.5 – 8.5, with an optimal range of 6.0 – 8.0. The temperature range for activity varies from 50°F to 90°F while optimal activity is generally at ambient temperatures. BIOSTART® is available in multiple concentrations depending on your particular application. It contains preservatives such as sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate and can tolerate up to 50 ppt salinity. It has a mild fermentation odor.

Usage Recommendations

BIOSTART® is best applied as a high concentrate liquid and should be administered as close to the seed as possible. The product can be diluted with municipal, farm or well water sources; diluted product should be applied within 24 hours. It may also be combined with most herbicides, pesticides and fungicides although it is incompatible with hymexazol. BIOSTART® is typically applied at the beginning of each growing season. Special applications may require a higher dose rate. Dose levels will depend on your application. Please inquire for application recommendations.

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