Plants benefit from increased soil biodiversity—it’s the key to increasing soil fertility and creating a healthier root zone. We manufacture proprietary microbial soil inoculants that improve soil quality and enhance the biodiversity of soil with safe and beneficial microorganisms—not chemicals. Our goal is to provide our customers with natural and effective solutions to help them achieve healthier soil, resulting in increased nutrient uptake and lower incidence of plant loss during times of environmental stress.
Our Bacillus strains operate via multiple biological modes of action to enhance plant health:
- Increase soil nutrient availability and uptake by producing hydrolytic enzymes and mineral solubilizing agents.
- Enhance root growth through nutrient availability.
- Aid plants in combating biological and physical stress (ie drought) through competitive inhibition of pathogenic fungi and stimulating the plants natural defense mechanisms.
- Increase the effectiveness of beneficial soil microbes and inoculants such as Bradyrhizobia and Trichoderma.
An extensive array of crops—corn, soybeans, wheat, alfalfa, peas, avocados, barley, flowers, peanuts, potatoes, sorghum, tomatoes—have shown significant benefits from our microbial formulations.
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–Mr. Steve Smith
2011 State of Virginia Winner