New Arrival - BioBizz Microbes

Finally, the missing piece of the puzzle! BioBizz's products cover every other of area organic growing, with base nutrients, various additives and an array of boosters. But we’ve had to hang on until now for a microbial inoculant. Fortunately, it’s been well worth the wait! BioBizz Microbes is formulated with enzymes, beneficial fungi and beneficial bacteria. These microorganisms maximise the effectiveness of the other nutrients in your schedule, pushing your organic garden to the next level. And it’s not just for organic growers – the non-organic growers out there can also experience the benefits, too, as long as they steer clear of sterilising agents like hydrogen peroxide or Silver Bullet. 

Beneficial Enzymes

Enzymes are types of proteins known as biological catalysts; they work to accelerate chemical reactions. In this case, they are useful in breaking materials down, ready for use by your plants. For instance, enzymes can ‘unlock’ the protein chains in your fertilisers to make them available to plants as separate amino acids. They can even do the same for dead root mass and other waste materials, turning them into usable feed that will boost growth and development. This recycling process has another added benefit: with less dead material lying around, it’s less likely that pathogens will ever get the chance to take hold and form an attack.

Beneficial Fungi

Trichoderma harzianum is the most widely used species from the Trichoderma genus; it’s best known for its ability to supress pathogens. For this reason, it’s often referred to as a ‘biofungicide’. Trichoderma has a symbiotic relationship with plants, and it has evolved a variety of mechanisms to promote rapid root development, working with the rootzone to create a harmonious environment, while colonising and attacking destructive fungi. It’s commonly used in commercial settings to prevent pythium – a highly problematic root disease that has a reputation for destroying entire crops in very short order. Trichoderma also helps to improve soil structure and even enhances nutrient uptake.

Beneficial Bacteria

Like Trichoderma, the chosen bacterial strains specifically target pathogens that cause harm to the rhizosphere. They are also classed as PGPRs (plant-growth promoting rhizobacteria). You may well be familiar with PGRs (plant growth regulators), which are known to be the most potent growth enhancers on the market. Many of these PGRs are synthetic; some are potentially toxic at higher doses, and a handful are even known to be carcinogenic. However, PGRs are still highly sought after because they have truly jaw dropping effects on growth. Now, imagine getting the benefits of PGRs but in a way that’s non-toxic and 100% environmentally friendly, and almost impossible to overdo... Well, that’s exactly what these strains offer. Together, the different strains engage in an array of strategies to improve growth. Biologists are only just beginning to scratch the surface on the exact mechanisms, but it is believed that the bulk of PGPRs’ benefits are due to the production of auxins, gibberellins, and cytokinins – extremely powerful phytohormones. These chemical signallers do for plants what hardcore steroids do for humans! Expect to see extremely vigorous all-round growth.

Along with a multitude of other roles, these strains can also stimulate plants’ immune responses, fix nutrients from the air (to make them available as feed), and promote the development of new root hairs. The benefits are almost endless…

How to Get the Very Best Out of BioBizz Microbes

It’s almost impossible to over-do it with beneficial microorganisms. Adding extra doses only serves to strengthen up the microbial ecosystem. BioBizz themselves recommend adding Microbes to your feeding regimen once per week at dose of between two and four grams for every ten litres of nutrient solution. Let it dissolve for a little while and give it a good stir to ensure that it’s evenly spread. You’ll find some more detailed information on the latest BioBizz feed charts.

One of the most important things to remember is that it takes time for colonies to build up and get bedded in, so starting early on will give you a huge head start! Apply it from the moment your cuttings are rooted. You’ll only require small quantities at this stage, but it will pay dividends later on.

0.2g - 0.4g per litre

Trichoderma harzianum (10.000.000 CFU/g)
Bacillus velezensis (500.000.000 CFU/g)
Bacillus megaterium (200.000.000 CFU/g)
Bacillus pumilus (250.000.000 CFU/g)
Bacillus licheniformis (500.000.000 CFU/g)

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