Biostimulation of Plants
ENVIRONOC 401 | BD-BioCast Beneficial Microorganisms have demonstrated a number of benefits for a variety of plant species. By populating the rhizosphere with known beneficial and capable microorganisms, a more diverse and productive microbial soil system can be achieved by providing the many skills of these added microbes to fulfill the special needs of the plant roots. Benefits of beneficial microbes can include; quicker and increased rates of germination, improved sustainability and stress tolerance, improved plant health and vigor, and increased yield potential. The host of benefits derived from this natural biochemistry is very diverse.
How can microbes stimulate plant growth?
The growing roots of plants have an intimate relationship with the soil around them. As they push through the soil, they endure significant abrasion to their protective layers leaving a trail of organic debris in their immediate vicinity (rhizosphere). Ubiquitous indigenous microorganisms may be able to utilize this debris as a food and energy source and begin to populate the area. While many of these indigenous strains may be harmless, some may be undesirable neighbors for the roots. Inoculated microbes can bring new talents to the area of the rhizosphere with potential and various advantages to the soil and plants.