December 26, 2012
Peanut Study: Nitrogen Fixing Bacteria Numbers Rise
Peanuts are a very important crop in Argentina, with millions of tons exported worldwide annually.
In early studies using multiple applications of FoliarBlend on peanuts, soil analyses showed the number of nitrogen fixing bacteria in the FoliarBlend treated soil were found to have increased 31%, the ammonification microbe numbers increased 200%, and the cellulose decomposer population increased 1790%! Yes, a 1790% increase in cellulose decomposers in the soil treated with FoliarBlend! This level of biological activity greatly affects the increase of nutrient uptake from residual organic matter in the soil, and as you can imagine, the Argentine growers were excited beyond belief! They are currently planning next season’s use of FoliarBlend and IgniteS2 on several other crops, in addition to peanuts, and these include soybean, sunflower, and milo. We look forward to seeing how Agri-Gro products work with all crops in Argentina.