Good bacteria to feed and protect your crop!
Plants are known to form strong symbiotic relationships with the microbial life around their roots and on their leaves. The plant growth promoting bacteria in Organic Microbes deliver beneficial functions which improve both yield and quality, including;
- Solubilizing nutrients; The bacteria in Organic Microbes release organic acids and chelating agents to liberate nutrients that would otherwise be inaccessible to the plant. This is especially true of phosphorus, but is also important for potassium, sulphur, and iron.
- Stress protection; The bacteria in Organic Microbes make plants more resilient when exposed to environmental stress (heat, cold, drought, over-watering etc). They can also help the plant resist attack by pathogens and pests.
- Modulating hormone levels; The bacteria in Organic Microbes produce natural auxins that induce greater rooting in the host plant. Other microbes can also metabolise ACC, which is the precursor to ethylene that causes a range of negative growth effects in your plants.
The consortia of bacteria present in Organic Microbes are known to possess all three of these modes of action. The specific strains have been thoroughly studied and are only found in Organic Microbes.
Organic Microbes contain a range of species and strains of beneficial microbes to ensure that there is a strain suitable for your specific growing conditions and plant variety.
Microbes in organic farming
Unlike conventional fertilizers, organic fertilizers contain complex and long nutrient molecules. These need to be broken down in the growing medium/soil before they can be taken up by plant roots. The breaking down of these large nutrient molecules is undertaken by beneficial microbes feeding off the fertilizer and compounds exuded by the plant roots to feed them. As a result, ensuring that there is a large population of beneficial microbes in the growing media is essential in organic farming.
Shake bottle before use.
Add Organic Microbes at 2-3 mL / litre of water.
Tank mix compatible with most fertilizers (not pesticides). However, NEVER store diluted mixed product, as this could ferment.
Re-apply if you add a product, or undertake an operation, that could have sterelized your soil, such as applying pesticides (fungicides especially) or steam sterilization.