Achieving Superior Efficiency from Crops ... The Growth Products Way
Can nutrient management be so influenced by Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) that growers not only can use reduced rates of mineral fertilization, but also increase the quality of fruits? Rigorous research continues to indicate that the answer is a resounding 'yes.'
At a recent symposium of the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS) held in Malmo, Sweden, Dr. A. A. Glala from the National Research Center, Giza, Egypt, presented the results of a two-year study using Companion® Biological Fungicide. Results showed that mineral fertilization can be reduced by 50% to 75% with the use of the PGPR Bacillus subtilis found in Companion. Moreover, the study showed that the nutrient content at the fruit setting stage was significantly higher with Companion versus the controls.
Both agronomically and economically, these results have great relevance. They show that Companion is highly cost effective for all farmers. Growers can use less fertilizer and get the same outstanding results.
Other studies have shown that improved nutrient management with Companion starts with seed germination and is evident from the roots up. With Companion, farmers get more abundant, disease-resistant roots, producing plants that have fewer disease problems, are less subject to environmental stress, and have higher crop yields.