The natural and safe products enhance the beneficial microbial community to improve plant vigor and help defend against crop stress
, a subsidiary of Intergro, Inc.
, dedicated to the development of sustainable innovations to improve agriculture through the enhancement of plant and soil microbiomes, announced today they are launching a new portfolio of products. Registrations are being obtained in the U.S. for patent-pending microbial-based formulations that help improve soil and plant health, as well as stress resistance.
NutriBoom™: A line of natural fertilizers (NutriBoom, NutriBoom Powder and NutriBoom Plus) scientifically proven to stimulate the soil microbiome, particularly microbes associated with the biological control of plant pathogens and parasitic nematodes, to improve soil health for greater root and plant vitality.
PreBiotech™: A foliar application that enhances biological fungicide programs by facilitating the establishment and persistence of biocontrol organisms on the surface of plant tissue to boost defense mechanisms against stress and disease.
The active ingredient in the products is chitin, a natural material derived from crustacean meal, which Agricultural Solutions sources from North, Central and South America. Unused crab and/or lobster shells are milled to various levels of fineness, depending on their application. When used within an integrated systems-based approach, chitin-based amendments provide a food source for beneficial microbes, altering the microbial community composition in the soil or on the plant in favor of those associated with improved plant growth and vitality, as well as disease and pest suppression.
“At Intergro, we are leading the way in finding agricultural solutions powered by nature,” said Joe Gordhamer, Intergro CEO. “After years of research, trials, and closely working with our grower partners, we are delighted to introduce these powerful new tools to help growers get the most out of their crops. As the first foliar prebiotic to market, PreBiotech represents an exciting new frontier in crop management.”
Agricultural Solutions products may be applied to a variety of conventional and organic crops, including fruiting vegetables, nuts, stone fruit, hemp, berries, grapes, commodity crops, roots and tubers, pome fruit, citrus, specialty crops and leafy greens. Registrations are pending in some states. Trial results are available upon request.