"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


“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, Virginia Ag. State Expo Winner


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, and a temperature range of 70°F to 100°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.

Usage Recommendations

BIOSTART® is best applied at the beginning of each growing season as a liquid concentrate as close to the seed as possible. BIOSTART® can be diluted with water if so desired, and/or combined with most herbicides, pesticides and fungicides, although it is incompatible with hymexazol. Application, once diluted or prepared, should be used within 24 hours. Special applications may require a higher dose rate. Dose levels will depend on your application. Please inquire for application recommendations.

Special applications may require a higher dose. Dosage will depend on your application. Please ask your local representative for application recommendations.

For more information about BIOSTART® check out the Product/Technical Information PDF.