Nitrogen (N) is a paramount element for plant growth and productivity, as it is a core component of many plant structures such as amino acids, nucleic acid, and chlorophyll. Despite, nitrogen being one of the most abundant elements on earth, nitrogen deficiency is among the most common nutritional problems affecting plants worldwide. This is because the nitrogen from atmosphere cannot be used directly by plants. Several plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs) are known to actively contribute to nitrogen fixation beside other beneficial functions such as phytohormone production, phosphate solubilization, iron chlation, suppression of plant pathogenic organisms, and induction of resistance in host plants against plant pathogens and abiotic stresses.
Biofarm is a biological fertilizer formulated based on several nitrogen fixing PGPRs, such as Azospirillum and Pseudomonas (2 × 107 CFU per mL). It is expected to improve plant growth and yield, and decrease the incidence of soil-borne plant diseases.
Biofarm can be used for seed, seedling, or tuber inoculation at the time of sowing or along with irrigation water (top-dressing) in different growth stages of field and greenhouse crops.
|Target crop||Application method||How to use|
|Vegetables and tomato||Seed inoculation||Mix 1 L of biofarm with seeds of 1 ha.|
|Vegetables and tomato||Seedling inoculation||Add 1-2 L of biofarm with adequate volume of water & put the seedling roots of 1 ha. in the solution for 15 min.|
|Potato||Tuber inoculation||Spray 5 L of biofarm on 1 ton of tuber.|
|Cereals (wheat and barley)||Seed inoculation||Mix 1-2 L of biofarm with 100 kg seeds.|
|Corn and cotton||Seed inoculation||Mix 1 L of biofarm with 30 kg seeds.|
|Rice||Inoculation of germinated seeds||Mix 1-2 L of biofarm with germinated seeds used for 1 ha.|
|Rice||Nursery bed inoculation||Add 1-2 L of biofarm with adequate volume of water & use to irrigate seedlings of 1 ha. in nursery bed.|
|Rice||Seedling inoculation||Add 2 L of biofarm with adequate volume of water & put the seedling roots of 1 ha. in the solution for 15 min.|
|Canola and sunflower||Seed inoculation||Mix 0.5-1 L of biofarm with seeds of 1 ha.|
|Various crops||Top-dressing||Mix 3- 4 L of biofarm with adequate volume of water & release uniformly in irrigation water for 1 ha.|