"Over the years, BIO-CAT has had the good fortune to hire excellent people to run our operation."

- Ed Schuler, BIO-CAT CEO and Founder


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.

BIOSTART LogoBIOSTART® 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.

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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A little goes a long way. I had the prettiest crop I’d ever seen. Now I’m using it on everything — corn, wheat, alfalfa and soybeans.

–Mr. Steve Smith
2011 State of Virginia Winner

Our microbial concentrates are provided as pure cultures or as custom blends, tailored to fit your specific application needs. For more information, please contact us today.