Farmers have myriad options when it comes to crop inputs, especially with the recent emergence of biostimulants.
Biostimulants enhance nutrient assimilation and plant development. They are becoming a popular crop input in many countries around the world for several reasons.
Benefits to using biostimulants on your farm
1. Biostimulants assist in combating the effects of environmental stresses.
Biostimulants promote enhanced germination and root development, leading to increased vigor and greater stress resistance. An enhanced root system promotes more efficient nutrient and water uptake and translocation throughout the growing season.
2. Biostimulants increase grain fill and quality.
Promoting growth and improvinga plant’s metabolism can benefit overall plant growth and health. In addition, providing a catalyst at specific developmental stages can lead to increased yield, improved uniformity and overall crop quality.
3. Biostimulants encourage plant growth.
Biostimulants generally operate through different mechanisms than standard fertilizers and provide essential nutrients for plant metabolism that stimulate plant growth. These metabolic pathways upregulate gene expression that can have an effect on cell division and sizing, root and shoot growth, and reproductive development and timing.
Your agronomist or crop advisor can give you more information on incorporating biostimulants into your current crop management program.