Accelerates the decomposition straw residues in the soil, releases important nutritional elements faster to plants through quicker mineralization, and stimulates the absorption of available mineral compounds.
BACTOLiVE® AGRO contains high concentration of five different beneficial species of the Bacillus genus and two species of nitrogen-fixing bacteria. The bacteria have several functions in the soil:
- Bacillus subtilis, B. pumilis, B.lichenformis help in decomposing straw and stubble after harvest (Fig. 1). They are actively involved in mineralization of organic compounds, ammonification and nitrification processes, enhanced potassium and phosphorus mobilization, and allowing better absorption of N, P, K, Mg, Ca. These bacteria have also plant growth promoting rhizosphere effects.
- Bacillus megaterium and B. polymixa improve the soil structure, nutrient mineralization and antagonistically act in the rhizosphere in a biological way against soil pathogens.
- Azobacter and Azospirillum capture atmospheric nitrogen and thus are biofertilizers that fix biologically nitrogen needed by other microbes to decompose organic materials.
In addition, the product contains the beneficial soil fungus Trichoderma harzianum that degrades organic residues. It also has antagonistic effects against pathogens and nematodes in the rhizosphere, as well as plant growth promoting effects.
Uses: dissolve 250-500 g/ha BACTOLiVE® AGRO in water and spray onto stubble after harvest; in spring it can be used alone or together with pre-emergence herbicide applications for summer crops to stimulate the microbial life in soils, and to accelerate the functioning of microbiological processes.