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Rizobacter is a leader in agricultural inoculant research and development, with well-established technologies that enhance crop growth. Their products deliver consistent performance in less-than-ideal environmental conditions, to ensure crops are not limited by inoculant performance and nitrogen fixation.

OSMO PROTECTOR TECHNOLOGY

Strengthens the cell walls of rhizobial bacteria through a longer, stress-inducing manufacturing process. This enhances on-seed survival and performance through added protection against adverse conditions including high temperature, low moisture availability and chemical (seed treatment) stresses.

Osmo Protector Technology in Action

Osmium is Equipped with Osmo Protector Technology!
 

BIO-INDUCER TECHNOLOGY

To accomplish nodulation, plant roots and rhizobial bacteria commuicate using various chemical signals. This starts with a plant's roots releasing compounds to signal nearby rhizobia that the plant is a receptive host. In turn, rhizobia respond with additional chemical signals (called nodulation determinants) initiating the nodulation process. 

These nodulation determinants include:

  • Nod Factors – Chemical compounds released by the rhizobia bacteria signaling the plant to initiate nodulation
  • Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) – Long chain fatty acid molecules responsible for the development of the infection tube
  • Type Three Secretion System (T3SS) – A protein structure used to transport substances between the cells of the rhizobia and the plant

Bio-Inducer Technology assists by stimulating earlier production of specific nodulation determinants through introducing rhizobia to plant-based signaling compounds, called Bio-Inducer components, during the manufacturing process. These compounds mimic what plant roots release naturally in the soil inducing the rhizobia to respond by releasing nodulation determinants, just as if they were already in the presence of a receptive host.

The early presence of these nodulation determinants accelerates the nodulation process in the soil and improves nodulation on a plant’s crown and primary roots, where nodules are most effective. This maximizes nitrogen fixation and yield potential, and delivers more consistent performance under all conditions.

Bio-Inducer Technology in Action

Signum Soybean is Equipped With Both Osmo Protector and Bio-Inducer Technologies!

Recent BY PLUS notes

Distinct by Design: Signum Soybean with Bio-Inducer Technology

Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Bio-Inducer Technology enables soybean plants to maximize their growth potential by fixing nitrogen sooner and delivering it where it’s needed most. It’s one of the two novel technologies developed by Rizobacter that power Signum Soybean – our new inoculant that helps soybean growers across Western Canada produce better, higher-yielding crops. Learn more about the technology and how it could benefit your farm on our latest BY PLUS notes article

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Distinct by Design: Osmo Protector Technology

Posted: Jan 21, 2021

An essential part of what makes BrettYoung Distinct by Design is our strategic partnerships with innovation leaders from within and outside Canada. One of our global partners is Rizobacter, a biologicals company that provides agronomic solutions for growers in more than 40 countries. Ignacio Crippa is a key member of the Rizobacter team and someone BrettYoung depends on to help deliver reliable biological inoculants to our customers — products like Osmium Pea/Lentil and Osmium Chickpea, two liquid inoculants that provide Western Canadian pea, lentil, faba bean, and chickpea growers with crops that perform better in challenging conditions while producing higher yield potential.

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Planting Certified Forage Seed Worth Peace of Mind

Posted: Jan 21, 2021

Certified forage seed production fields are planted using foundation seed, meaning the seed is one generation from the breeder seed being harvested from the source genetic material. “Closer lines to the source genetic material will provide better varietal integrity and will more closely demonstrate the characteristics of the source variety,” says Erik Dyck, Product Manager for Forage and Turf at BrettYoung. “This is a quality assurance tool put in place for the benefit of Growers. When they grow certified forage seed, they are choosing not to compromise on yield potential and other varietal characteristics like feed quality, seedling vigour, and disease resistance.”

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