BIOSTART® Defensor


Microbial Blend




BIOSTART® Defensor is a proprietary microbial soil inoculant that enhances biodiversity and discourages the growth of undesirable microorganisms in the soil ecosystem. The naturally occurring, non-GMO strains have been selected for their strong ability to exhibit competitive inhibition in a soil ecosystem. Available for seed coating and in-furrow applications.

Physical Characteristics

Odor and appearance: a stabilized amber liquid with a mild fermentation odor


Total plate count: 250 million CFU/ml

Usage Recommendations

BIOSTART® Defensor can be applied to crops as a foliar spray or through the irrigation system. The product can be diluted in water at any effective rate; please inquire for specific crop applications. Diluted product should be applied within 24 hours. Do not apply this product simultaneously with crop chemicals such as fungicides or pesticides. Space applications by at least 3 days. BIOSTART® Defensor is typically applied to fruit and vegetable crops at a rate of 1 gallon per acre. Repeated applications separated by 7 to 14 days give the best results.

pH Optimum

6.0 – 8.0

Temp. Optimum °C

25 – 40