Bio Seed at Ag BioTech, Inc.

Plants don’t eat, they drink!

Bio Seed is a new, organic seed treatment designed to inoculate your crops with beneficial bacteria and fungi. This consortium is not crop-specific, and promotes your soil health from the start. The bacterial and fungal colonies in Bio Seed all have multiple functions to improve nutrient availability by releasing nutrients from soils and granular fertilizers. Bio Seed is composed of a rhizosphere-competent consortium that will grow with your crop’s root structure, and support a healthy soil ecosystem in the long term while increasing yields immediately.

How Bio Seed Works

This product is designed to:

  • Fix atmospheric nitrogen for plant use
  • Mineralize nitrogen from organic matter
  • Solubilize phosphorus from soil
  • Mobilize potassium for easier plant uptake
  • Solubilize silica in soil
  • Expand the root zone for increased nutrient and water uptake

All strains in Bio Seed are Gram-positive, facultative strains, so even if there are cold, wet conditions after planting, the microbes will survive and thrive!

Soybeans

BioSeed for soybeans

Soybeans: Bio Seed as a seed treatment increased yield by 13.7 bushels in this replicated trial.

Researcher: Bruce Kirksey, Agricenter International, Memphis, TN

Onions

BioSeed for onions

Onions: This replicated trial compared Bio Seed to another biofertilizer and a control, both applied as in-furrow drenches at planting. The Bio Seed plots had a net revenue increase of $1,782/acre over the control and $1,148 over our competitors, while using 1/10th of the product volume.

Researcher: Lucero B. Fernandez, Antonio Medina, and Dr. Juan Carlos Diaz, Grupo Lucava, Leon, Mexico

Almonds

BioSeed for almonds

Almonds: This Bio Seed treated new planting showed a 17% increase in trunk cross section area over the control. The root balls were soaked in a 100 g/acre solution prior to planting, and the trunks were evaluated at 9 months after planting.

Researcher: Tristan Hudak, Sacramento, CA

How to Use & Compatibility

Bio Seed is safe to mix with liquid fertilizers and even with in-furrow fungicide or insecticide applications. Drip irrigation or root drenches on established orchards are also effective application methods. Bio Seed is applied at a 50 gram per acre rate (125 g per hectare) in furrow, and 100 g/ac (250 g/ha) as a drench on tree crops.

All bacterial strains deposited in Budapest Treaty recognized depository, and Trichoderma strains licensed by Government of India Research Institute. Bio Seed holds organic approval by OMRI & NOP.

Designed with Growers in Mind

    Bio Seed features fertility enhancing bacteria that convert N,P, & K into plant available forms. Low transportation costs, a long shelf life, and proven effectiveness over a broad range of soil conditions and crops make Bio Seed the preferred choice for biological inoculants.

Directions

  • As a seed treatment: Apply Bio Seed at a rate of 0.3% of seed weight, mix with water at a 1:7 ratio, and apply evenly to seeds.
  • For In-furrow applications at planting: Mix 50 grams (2 scoops) of Bio Seed in transplant water. Compatible with most standard chemicals.
  • As a drench for orchards: Mix 100 g (4 scoops) in enough water to soak into the root zone. Apply in Spring.
  • Drip irrigation: Mix 50 grams (2 scoops) in water and inject through irrigation system.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bio Seed

Yes. The bacteria and fungi in Bio Seed will work in harmony with rhizobium and will increase yield over soybeans inoculated with only rhizobium
No. The bacteria in Bio Seed are faculative and use dissolved oxygen (DO) or oxygen obtained from food materials such as sulfate or nitrate ions, or can respire through glycolysis. The bacteria can live under aerobic, anoxic, or anaerobic conditions.
No. The organisms in Bio Seed are dormant with a shelf life of two years. Expired product can still be used at a higher rate than recommended.
Yes. Bio Seed is compatible with most fungicides and insecticides
We are not recommending mixing Bio Seed with herbicides, pending more research.
Yes. The microbes in Bio Seed feed from root exudates from the crop, not from the soil.

About Ag BioTech, Inc.

Ag BioTech, Inc. was founded in 1992. Our company provides biostimulants, biofertilizers, and plant growth promoting microbes to farmers, distributors, and value chains worldwide. For two generations, we have served farms across New York states and we are proud to serve the same customers today. We are among the leading experts in biostimulant applications, and combine the best conventional and organic inputs to produce sustainable solutions and results for our customers.

In addition to Bio Seed, we provide customers with Bio Shot and other products to enhance plant health and crop yield.