An innovative plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) for canola
|Active Ingredient:||Delftia acidovorans|
|Yield Response:||2 bu/acre (5%)|
|Application:||Post-emergent spray (0 to 6 leaf stage)|
|Package Size:||10.4 L bladder/case|
|Area Treated/Case:||40 acres|
BioBoost Liquid for canola is an innovative plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR). The active ingredient is the micro-organism Delftia acidovorans, which is active in the soil and rapidly colonizes the root zone of a canola plant. It is applied as postemergent spray at the 0-6 leaf stage. For ease of application BioBoost Liquid can be tank mixed with glyphosate and applied with the first post-emergent application.
BioBoost Liquid is showing an average yield response of 2 bu/acre or 5% yield advantage in trials conducted between 2007 and 2012. This included 10 trials in 2012.
How It Works
The active ingredient, the bacteria Delftia acidovorans, is active in the soil. It is attracted to root exudates and will move toward growing roots and colonize the root zone. The bacteria 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.
- The organism is a known sulphur oxidizer and may make more sulphur plant-available; and/or
- The organism secretes plant hormones that 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 bacteria and fungi.