Montreal, QC – Lallemand is pleased to announce that an enhanced formulation of BioBoost®+ has been approved for sale by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for use on soybean in Canada. BioBoost+ is exclusively distributed by BrettYoung in Canada and will be available for spring 2016 planting.
BioBoost+’s new formulation continues to combine the patented plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) – Delftia acidovorans with Bradyrhizobium japonicum offering the synergy of two superior bacteria strains working together to increase nitrogen fixation as well as enhance overall growth and development of the plant but now in an easier to use, lower userate formulation.
This enhanced formulation also brings the benefit of longer on-seed life with a 30-day planting window providing retailers with flexibility in their soybean seed treating operations. BioBoost+ will be available in a liquid formulation in two package sizes that treat 200 units and 50 units of soybean seed respectively. It comes ready-to-use with both organisms in one package making it more convenient than competitive products, which require mixing.
"Canadian soybean retailers have been experiencing the convenience of an all-in-one, high performance liquid soybean inoculant with the original BioBoost+ over the last few years while their farm customers have experienced the benefits of its leading performance in the field. We are pleased to offer this enhanced formulation that makes it even more convenient to use,” says Vince Myerly, General Manager, North America, Lallemand Plant Care.
BrettYoung is a privately owned agribusiness with headquarters in Winnipeg, MB, Canada. Proud of our 80+ year history in agriculture, we employ approximately 170 people in 5 processing and distribution facilities in Canada and in various sales territories across North America serving customers in three distinct markets: (1) BrettYoung partners with growers to produce forage and turf seed for export to 40 countries around the world; (2) BrettYoung provides crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, including BrettYoung brand canola and forage seed, Elite® brand corn and soybean seed and Lallemand® biological growth promoting technology, BioBoost®, for canola and soybeans; and (3) BrettYoung provides a wide range of products and services to professional turf and reclamation markets in Western Canada and Ontario.
Lallemand Inc. is a privately-held Canadian company specializing in yeast, bacteria and yeast derivative products for a wide range of applications, including Baking, Oenology, Animal Nutrition, Ethanol, Agriculture and Bio-Ingredients. For the past 9 years, Lallemand has operated a Plant Care business based on a portfolio of biofungicides, biostimulants and biofertilizer products for the agricultural, horticultural and forestry markets, developed by its Finnish and French subsidiaries Verdera Oy and Lallemand Plant Care SAS (formerly Ithec).
For more information about this announcement contact:
Calvin Sonntag, CEO
Toll Free: 1-800-665-5015
Lallemand Plant Care
BrettYoung is trademark of Brett-Young Seeds Limited. Elite is a registered trademark of La Coop fédérée. Lallemand and BioBoost are registered trademarks of Lallemand Inc.