BioBoost Plus is a unique dual action inoculant for soybeans. It combines a patented plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) – Delftia acidovorans – with Bradyrhizobium. The synergy of two superior bacteria strains working together increases nitrogen fixation and enhances the overall growth and development of the plant. The result is an average 3% higher yield (see the Trial Results for details).
How It Works
BioBoost Plus contains 2×109 Bradyrhizobium/ml and 1×107 Delftia acidovorans/ml. This ratio of the two organisms has shown to be highly effective in the field. The effect of Bradyrhizobium on a soybean crop is well documented and understood. The symbiotic relationship between the Bradyrhizobium and the soybean plant results in nodules forming on the roots, where nitrogen fixation occurs, ensuring that nitrogen is available to the plant when the plant needs it.
The PGPR, Delftia acidovorans, is active in the soil. It is attracted to root exudates and will move toward growing roots where it will multiply and colonize the root zone. The bacterium has a number of beneficial modes of action that positively impact plant root growth; this ultimately supports higher yields, depending upon environmental and soil conditions.
Modes of Action - Delftia acidovorans
- The organism is a known sulphur oxidizer and may make more sulphur plant-available; and/or
- The organism may stimulate root and root hair development, thus helping the plant access more water and nutrients in limiting environmental conditions; and/or
- The organism is an aggressive root colonizer and may out-compete other soil microbes.
|Active Ingredients||Delftia acidovorans
|Formulation||Liquid (no mixing required)|
|Yield Response||3% (see Trial Results for details)|
|Application||on-seed (limited tackiness and bridging)|
|Application Rate||3.5 ounces per 100 lbs of seed|
|Package Sizes Available||1 x 200 unit case
(one bladder treating 200 seed units or 10,000 lbs of seed)
4 x 50 unit case
(four bladders each treating 50 seed units or 2,500 lbs of seed)