Root development is one of the most important conditions for plant productivity. More abundant and hairy roots have a higher suction capacity and therefore can absorb nutrients from the soil better and store more of them for the plant to be well prepared for the winter season.
How a plant forms its root system in autumn depends on how much the plant’s developing roots can access the nutrients available to them. We are well aware that special bacteria are responsible for the continuous supply of food. If there are enough of them in the soil in the autumn when the plants are developing their roots, the plants will be better nourished and develop more abundant and hairy roots. The effect of the nutrient bacteria contained in Biomas GROW – denser roots and a greater mass in the root system.
Here are some photos of sprouted oilseed rape from demonstration fields of Bioversio in Kaunas, Šiauliai and Mažeikiai districts. Control plants are presented on the left side, oilseed rape using Biomass GROW are on the right side. You will notice that the aerial parts of the plants do not differ, but what is happening in the soil is more important now. You can see that plants with larger root systems prevail in the demonstration field with Biomas GROW. So, the plants (both oilseed rape and wheat) will feed better in autumn and survive winter.
The demonstration field of Bioversio in Kaunas district: control plants are presented on the left side and plants with Biomas GROW are on the right side.
The demonstration field of Bioversio in Šiauliai district: three control plants are presented on the left side and three plants with Biomas GROW are on the right.
The demonstration field of Bioversio in Mažeikiai district: four control plants are presented on the left side and four plants with Biomas GROW are on the right side.
Fertilisers are a common, well-known and proven way to feed plants. We also know that some unused fertiliser turns into insoluble form or leaches out. We can stop some of this leaching and dissolve what has become insoluble thanks to special Biomas GROW bacteria. This way, the previously used nutrients are returned to plant nutrition.
How does the performance of Biomas GROW bacteria differ from fertilisers? When fertilizer is applied, the soil starts absorbing the fertiliser by depleting it and continuously reducing its amount, while bacteria in the root zone multiply and continuously replenish N, P and K when the roots of the plant need them. In addition, Biomas GROW bacteria also fix nitrogen from the atmosphere and thus add additional nitrogen to the soil.
The addition of Biomas GROW to standard farm technology can produce excellent results, with yield increases of 7–9% or a 23% reduction in fertiliser. The results of the trials by crop and year are available on the Bioversio website.