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SR1: Vegetables and Pulses

Low seed density
High value crops
Contains Mycorrhizal fungi and Bacteria

SR2: Cover, Catch, Forage Crops & Leys

High seed density
Building soil biology for follow-on cash crops
Contains Mycorrhizal fungi and Bacteria

SR3: Beets and Spinach, Carrots and Potatoes, Onions and Leeks

Specialist bacterial products
Formulated for specific crop types
Contains beneficial Bacteria

SR1: Vegetables and Pulses

£120 + VAT per hactare

Info & Benefits

Contains beneficial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.

SR1 offers growers of high value vegetable crops the ability to harness natural microorganisms to achieve yield benefits as well as improved plant and soil health.
Applied using a granular applicator (e.g. Stocks AG or Techneat) PlantWorks’ SR1 dry granule mycorrhizal fungi can be placed precisely in the seed zone and once germinated will associate with compatible crops within as little as two weeks.

Benefits

  • Improved crop quality and yield
  • Increased availability and uptake of nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Increased drought tolerance and water use efficiency
  • Enhances systemic plant defences
  • Improved resistance against pests and diseases
  • Builds biologically active soils
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associate with 90% of all crop plants. By growing into the root, as well as accessing large areas of soil around the plant, these remarkable fungi effectively increase the uptake surface area of plant roots up to 700 times. Additionally plant defence mechanisms are improved by the partnership. Put simply, plants colonised by AMF are healthier and significantly more efficient at collecting water and nutrients from the soil.
  • 10kg tubs
  • Application Rate – 10kg/ha
  • Granular formulation in fine or coarse grade
  • Proprietary blend of UK cultivated Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF)
  • AMF component contains active structures of 5 species at 500k propagules per Litre.

SR2: Cover, Catch, Forage Crops & Leys

£39 + VAT per hectare

Info & Benefits

Contains beneficial arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria.

Arguably the most important of all soil microbes for the support of commercial farming are mycorrhizal fungi. These fungi act as a vast secondary root system extending a crops access to water and nutrients by over 700 times.

The ideal time to build up mycorrhizal communities is during the planting of cover crops, forage crops and leys. Particularly grasses and legumes are excellent hosts for mycorrhizal fungi and support the establishment of a robust fungal network. This benefits cover- as well as follow-on cash crops.

Research has shown consistently that increased crop performance be observed when using other biologicals such as Plant Growth Promotion Rhizobacteria (PGPR) are combined a thriving mycorrhizal fungi community.
SR2 is a dry granule and can be mixed with seeds during sowing, applied by broadcasting or via a suitable granular applicator. PlantWorks can offer advice on suitable systems. A range of seed sellers can also supply seed mixes pre-blended with SR2.

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) have the ability to fix atmospheric Nitrogen and unlock soil-bound Phosphorus. They work in synergy with AMF, which transport nutrients to host plants. PGPR support a robust plant immune system for healthier crops and produce phytohormones such as auxins and cytocinins, aiding growth and development of plants.

Benefits

  • Establishes vast fungal network for follow on crops
  • Increased availability and uptake of Nitrogen and Phosphorus
  • Increased Drought Tolerance and Water Use Efficiency
  • Improved Crop Quality and Yield
  • Improved resistance against pests and diseases
  • Builds biologically active soils
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) associate with 90% of all crop plants. By growing into the root, as well as accessing large areas of soil around the plant, these remarkable fungi effectively increase the uptake surface area of plant roots up to 700 times. Additionally plant defence mechanisms are improved by the partnership. Put simply, plants colonised by AMF are healthier and significantly more efficient at collecting water and nutrients from the soil.
  • 10kg tubs
  • Application Rate – 10kg/ha
  • Granular formulation in fine or coarse grade
  • Proprietary blend of UK cultivated Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF) and Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR)
  • AMF component contains active structures of 5 species at 100k propagules per Litre
  • Bacterial species supplied at CFU of 10^7 cells per ml

SR3: Beets and Spinach, Carrots and Potatoes, Onions and Leeks

£19 + VAT per hectare

Info & Benefits

A range of three formulations of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for Beets, Brassicas and Cereals.

A range of liquid formulations of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria each tuned and tested for optimum performance in the field for use pre drilling and post germination. These bacteria are produced in sterile laboratory conditions to be applied at 10^15 bacteria per hectare, on average delivering 100 million bacteria for each plant treated. Field results have shown weight increases of up to 33% in sugar beet, 10% in beetroot and 6% in onion as well as 13% increased leek circumference. Research also indicates positive yield responses for carrots, potatoes and spinach.

These products are easy to use and contain a water conditioner, liquid bacteria and a biostimulant. Recommended at a dilution rate of 200L of water per hectare using standard sprayer equipment.

Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) have the ability to fix atmospheric Nitrogen and unlock soil-bound Phosphorus. They work in synergy with AMF, which transport nutrients to host plants. PGPR support a robust plant immune system for healthier crops.

Benefits

  • Improved crop quality and yield
  • Increased availability and uptake of nitrogen and phosphorus
  • Improved plant vigour for better disease resistance
  • Builds biologically active soils
PlantWorks’ researchers have shown that different species of PGPR give benefits to different plant types, indeed some strains can benefit some crops and suppress others. The bacterial strains in SR3 have been specifically selected and formulated to give maximum benefits for three crop types. When ordering S3, please specify which product formulation you require – SR3 Beets and Spinach, SR3 Carrots and Potatoes, SR 3 Onions and Leeks.
  • Product size: 5 hectare treatment includes: 50ml pouch of bacterial inoculant, 1L bottle of biostimulant
  • Also included is a sachet of dechlorinating water conditioner for use with tap-water in tank mix
  • Bacterial species supplied at CFU 10^15
    cells per ml
  • Three formulations for specific crop types:
    SR3 Beets and Spinach, SR3 Carrots and Potatoes, SR3 Onions and Leeks