AgriGro® is passionate about creating innovative products that help growers maximize their production. A successful crop management plan must take several factors into consideration to drive production success. While the physical and chemical components of these plans often get the most attention, science is beginning to recognize an essential third factor: the biological component. Let’s take a closer look at each of these three components.
Components of Successful Crop Production
The Physical and Chemical Components
Traditional crop management techniques rely heavily on the physical component of production, including equipment, irrigation, tillage and seeding practices. Growers must also give careful consideration to the chemical component of their crop management plan in terms of fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides.
By carefully considering the physical and chemical components, you are taking the essential first steps to ensure bountiful crop production and high yields. However, the importance of the biological component cannot be overlooked when it comes to leveraging more crop production efficiently.
The Biological Component
Your soil should include a balanced population of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, nematodes, arthropods, earthworms, and other soil organisms. Supporting and enhancing this delicate balance is essential for maximizing your crop production. Doing so not only enhances soil health, but it also enhances the benefits gained from your physical and chemical components.
How AgriGro® Impacts Soil Microbiology
Dr. Elaine Ingham, a noted microbiologist says,
“Soil organisms support plant health as they decompose organic matter, cycle nutrients, enhance soil structure, and control the populations of other soil organisms, including crop pests.”
In other words, when you increase biological activity in the soil, there is a direct impact on both plant and soil health. AgriGro’s® SeedMaxx®, IgniteS2®, FoliarBlend® , and Ultra® help you do just that.
These products are specifically formulated to trigger numerous benefits for crop production including:
- Increased nutrient mineralization and availability in the soil
- Increased natural plant growth hormone production
- A boost in the plant’s natural ability to ward off fungal disease, soil-borne pathogens, insects, and other environmental stresses
Additionally, our products add life to the soil, enhancing your crop’s root growth, development, and nutrient uptake, as well as improving soil structure and its ability to retain moisture.
Don’t just take our word for it, though — trust the research behind the claims. A study conducted by EMSL Labs in New York verified that our prebiotic formulation increased microbial population in soil by 5,000% within 24 hours of application. Even in the most ideal growing conditions, this is five times more microbial activity than a plant is capable of generating on its own.
Enhance Your Crop Production
You’ve addressed the physical and chemical components of your farming operation, now it’s time to add life to the equation with AgriGro®. Locate an AgriGro dealer or contact our team to learn more about the science behind our products.