One year ago, BlueN was born, the biofertilizer that guarantees effective and controlled nitrogen contribution. We are happy to share this anniversary with you to find out a little more about why and how it came about.
After listening to farmers and producers reflecting on their needs, at Symborg we understood that there was a shared concern in the sector: how to be more efficient in the use of nitrogen fertilization? How to take a further step to combine profitability and sustainability, adapting to new regulations? So, we started working on a formula that would help the plant to obtain nitrogen in a biological way, including crops such as cereals. After many hours of research by Symborg’s R&D team, BlueN was born.
With the exclusive endophytic bacterium Methylobacterium symbioticum as its main component, BlueN provides nitrogen to the plant through its leaves. This biofertilizer provides up to 40% of the nitrogen needs of the cover crops in a biological way – according to data from field trials carried out by Symborg in different locations. This translates, among other benefits, into less soil degradation and contamination of aquifers, increasing the profitability of crops without environmental impact.
How does BlueN work? The exclusive endophytic bacterium Methylobacterium symbioticum provides nitrogen to the plant through its leaves and quickly colonizes them, thus becoming its habitat. From there, BlueN converts the nitrogen in the air into ammonium, metabolizing it directly into aminoacids in a constant manner throughout the crop cycle. Consequently, there is a permanent flow of nitrogen to the plant while saving energy.
Being a farmer in these times implies having a great capacity to face new challenges. Without a doubt, it is as important to find a sustainable model as it is to make it a profitable one for the farmer.
Microorganisms, in this context, have become a great ally to increase the profitability of crops by reducing their environmental impact. Thanks to products based on biotechnology, successful results are achieved. Also, they reinforce the fact that sustainability and profitability are not at odds and that agriculture and the environment are not intimate enemies.