- Seed treatment is one of the most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly crop protection and biostimulation methods. A small amount of active ingredient can control problems that threaten the crop from the time of sowing, as well as improve seed germination capacity.
- On the other hand, plants from treated seeds offer advantages in crop yield, quality and potential.
The seed microbiome greatly influences the seed health, preparing them for germination and acting as a promoter of the resulting plant microbial communities.
During the germination process, seeds emit root exudates such as amino acids and sugars. By means of chemotaxis, these compounds attract beneficial microorganisms, providing a rich source of energy and nutrients, allowing them to adhere to the root surface (Correa, 2008).
Seed-microbiome interactions improve nutrient acquisition, resilience against pathogens and resistance to abiotic stress (War et al., 2023).
In trials carried out on oilseed rape varieties “Carlton cl” and “Conrad cl” using BACNIFOS® in seed coatings, there was a highly significant increase (p<0.001) in aerial, root and total length of the plants compared to the control without microorganisms.
A significant increase in the number of secondary roots was also observed.
TRICHODEX® as a manufacturer of microbiome-based biotechnological formulations for more than 30 years, follows the highest quality standards ensuring optimal product quality and shelf life.
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