Bioestimulants AgriculturalAgricultural biostimulants act on the plant’s natural processes, improving its growth and productive capacity. The objective of biostimulants is to encourage the plant’s natural biochemical processes that are of value to improve the quality and productivity of the crops.
The principles on which biostimulants operate are different from those of fertilizers, highlighting that they function regardless of the nutrients present. Furthermore, Symborg’s biostimulant products are compatible with the use of all types of fertilizers.
BENEFITS OF BIOSTIMULANTS
The new generation biostimulants developed by Symborg offer multiple benefits:
- They promote plant growth and increase agricultural yields, optimizing the supply of fertilizers and water to the soil.
- They increase the plants’ tolerance to drought and salinity.
- They prevent soil degradation, contributing to soil regeneration from the effective mycelium network.
- They prevent CO2 loss by capturing the element and converting it into fungal biomass.
- They stabilize the ecosystems’ ecological functioning and productivity.
- As they are organic products, they do not produce undesirable residue on the plants, nor do they alter the genetic characteristics of the crops and harvests.
THE BIOSTIMULANT REVOLUTION
ORIGIN AND FUTURE
The use of biostimulants in agriculture is almost as old as agriculture itself. Farmers have always tried to maximize their crops by using natural products that help improve their harvests. Traditionally, biostimulants such as manure, liquid waste or algae extracts have been used.
So, why is everyone talking about agricultural biostimulants now? Are we facing a new agricultural revolution?
In recent years, farmers have opted for the use of microorganisms, granting them better results, since they help both the plant and the soil. The most notable examples of these new-generation biostimulants are the products developed by Symborg.
After years of research, Symborg discovered and patented Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum, a mycorrhizal fungus that is revolutionizing the biostimulant sector.
WHAT IS GLOMUS IRANICUM VAR. TENUIHYPHARUM?
Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum is a mycorrhizal fungus. It is a symbiotic microorganism, but before continuing with this, let us discuss its origins.
In the soil, there is life.
It develops mainly in the rhizosphere, that is, the area of the soil near the roots of the plants. It is composed of: roots, microorganisms with various functions, nutrients, organic substances and water. The interaction between soil microorganisms and plant roots occurs in this area.
The microorganisms form relationships with each other as well as with the plant, creating an ecosystem conducive to the plant’s development.
There are three types of microorganisms:
- Symbiotic microorganisms: they are microorganisms that need the plant to live and directly relate to it.
- Associative microorganisms: microorganisms that, without penetrating the plant, or only occupying part of the root, carry out their activity from the root and into the soil.
- Free-living microorganisms: microorganisms that develop and interact freely in the vicinity of the roots.
As stated above, Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum is a symbiotic microorganism. The plant provides the indispensable sugars for its survival and the fungus, in turn, provides the plant with nutrients and water. These are the basic ingredients for biostimulant activity.
Such symbiosis is called mycorrhizal symbiosis, and it is the basis of the biostimulant effect of the products developed by Symborg.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BIOSTIMULANTS BASED ON GLOMUS IRANICUM VAR. TENUIHYPHARUM?
Agricultural biostimulants based on Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum have the following characteristics:
ABUNDANT EXTRAMATRICAL MYCELIUM PRODUCTION
Extramatrical mycelium refers to the vegetative relationship between mycorrhizal fungi and the outside; that is, the relationship that takes place between the fungus and the soil surrounding the roots.
The fact that biostimulants based on Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum produce more extramatrical mycelium leads to a greater exchange of nutrients and water between the soil and the plant.
Therefore, an abundant production of mycelium ensures the plant’s greater range of extension in the soil and, therefore, better transport of nutrients and water to the plant.
SPORULATION HAPPENS OUTSIDE THE ROOT
What does fungal sporulation mean? Spores of a fungus such as Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum, which is mycorrhizal, contain part of the fungus’s genetic material, which then germinate and produce a hypha (microscopic filament, branched or not, which, along with other microfilaments, forms the vegetative body of the fungus, also called mycelium), which colonizes the plant.
In a nutshell, the process of external root sporulation refers to the fungus’s process of reproduction and colonization of the plant.
The advantage of this reproduction process being external to the root of the plant is that there is no break in the root’s continuity, so the plant uses more energy to produce more roots, thereby maintaining continuity in the absorption of nutrients and water.
IT IS COMPATIBLE WITH ALL TYPES OF FERTILIZERS
This type of biostimulant shows a high resistance to saline conditions. This is why it is very effective in soils with high electrical conductivity while perfectly integrating into all intensive agriculture fertilization protocols.
HOW DO BIOSTIMULANTS HELP MY HARVEST?
Biostimulants based on Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum increase the water absorption per plant, which ensures balanced nutrition and optimizes the use of fertilizers.
It also increases the physiological activity of the plant: greater photosynthetic activity, a more efficient use of water and more reserves in the plant.
In addition, they promote the hormonal balance of the plant. This results in:
- An increased root system.
- Greater fruit set, fruit volume and quality (Brix grade, firmness, post-harvest, etc…)
- Balanced nutrition guaranteed
WHAT ABOUT THE RESULTS?
The result of using Symborg biostimulants based on Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum is to obtain greater production and improve the chemical, physical, and microbiological properties of the soil. Practically nothing, right?
BUT WHAT ARE THESE BIOSTIMULANTS?
No, forget it. The biostimulants that Symborg has developed based on the unique and exclusive species of mycorrhizal fungus, Glomus iranicum var. tenuihypharum are: Resid MG (for corn and grains), and Resid HC (exclusive for seed coating).
If you are looking for a product with guarantees and, above all, is effective, we invite you to take a look at our website and ask us for any information you deem necessary without any commitment.
Do not hesitate to contact us. We will put all the information you need at your disposal, and one of our experts will personally manage your request, so that you receive individual attention and we can answer all your questions.