The performance of products based on beneficial micro-organisms (PGPR) has always been a limiting factor when using this technology.
However, through applied research, metagenomic studies and the selection of more efficient and resistant strains, this gap has been reduced. Apart from simply classifying strains, our research has focused on how to improve the survival of the selected micro-organisms, in different environments and in different types of soil, by investigating the multitrophic and multitasking aspect. This is the real added value of an innovative company, mainly due to the large investments in research.
Selection of the most aggressive strains that are resistant to extreme climatic conditions (UV, temperature, soil).
Regular and consistent product performance under various soil and climate conditions.
Fast and efficient response after application.
Micro Active Complex®
MICRO ACTIVE COMPLEX® is a unique combination of growth-promoting fungi and bacteria and a mix of selected and dosed natural organic matrices in different formulations. The combination of specific microbial strains with synergistic properties amplifies the ability of the individual strains to exert their individual actions on the cultivation.
Micro-organisms act by producing a pool of enzymes useful to the plant, stimulating its endogenous defences. One of the most common ways that micro-organisms improve nutrient uptake is by altering plant hormone levels. This mechanism modifies the root architecture: the mass, branching and quantity of root hairs increases; there is also an increase in the volume of the root system and consequently the absorption of water and nutrients improves.
Micro-organisms stimulate plant development by creating optimal conditions in the rhizosphere (the part of the soil closest to the roots) (e.g. pH neutralisation) for the plant to assimilate the necessary nutrients more quickly. Some of them are capable of making the insoluble phosphorus and unavailable iron available again (siderophores).
Also of fundamental importance are the inhibitory actions of development and competition for space and nutrients against many pathogenic fungal species. Basically, micro-organisms have three very interesting properties and can be used as: bio-fertilisers, bio-stimulants, bio-protectors.
How probiotic microorganisms work
The defence of agricultural production against pathogens is crucial for safeguarding production efficiency and product quality, and involves ensuring food safety while at the same time increasing the sustainability of production processes.
The availability of healthy organic or zero residue agricultural products, obtained in production processes that respect the soil and the environment, the safety conditions of operators and the final consumer, represents the real challenge of modern agriculture.
The concept of biological control, from which the term Bío-control originates, is based on the opportunity to contrast plant pathogens with their own antagonists.
The fungi and bacteria used as biological control agents are used in sustainable cultivation both in integrated pest management programmes and in those with an exclusive biological approach. Their effectiveness is essentially due to their high invasive capacity and ability to adapt to environments, without leaving residues on the treated culture. In our opinion, zero residue must be the ultimate goal of integrated agriculture.
The suppressive function is related to antagonistic or biostimulator interactions and is expressed through the following specific mechanisms:
- Induction of endogenous plant defences (ISR, SAR)
- Bio stimulation of the cultivation and consequent increased assimilatory and energetic capacity that allows the plant to put in place all the physical and chemical defence barriers
- Competition for space, nutrients and oxygen
- Hyper-parasitism and antibiosis achieved through the production of enzymes or secondary metabolites