Microbe + Benefits
1. Improved Soil Health:
Microbe+, a blend of beneficial microorganisms, significantly boosts soil health and fertility. When incorporated into the soil, these microorganisms efficiently break down minerals and organic matter, releasing essential nutrients. This transformative process results in soil that is not only healthier and more fertile but also promotes increased crop productivity. Moreover, Microbe+ has the potential to reduce the pH level of calcareous soils, creating an optimal environment for robust plant growth.
2. Enhanced Nutrient Uptake:
A key advantage of Microbe+ in agriculture lies in its capacity to enhance nutrient uptake by plants. The microorganisms in Microbe+ break down minerals and organic matter, releasing nutrients in a readily available form for plants. Notably, the production of siderophores by these microorganisms plays a crucial role in chelating plant elements, facilitating their absorption and utilization. This dynamic process leads to heightened nutrient uptake and overall improvement in plant health.
3. Multi-functional, probiotic:
Functioning as a multi-functional probiotic, Microbe+ demonstrates natural disease suppression and control capabilities. The microorganisms in Microbe+ suppress harmful bacteria and fungi through the production of secondary metabolites, including antibiotics like bacitracin and polymyxin B, target-selective antibodies, and anti-fungal compounds. By reducing the need for chemical fungicides, Microbe+ promotes sustainable and eco-friendly agricultural and land management practices.
4. Organic Acids:
Microbe+ generates various organic acids such as lactic acid, acetic acid, citric acid, and salicylic acid. These organic acids play a crucial role in cycling organic matter and nutrients in the soil, as well as aiding in plant immune defense responses.
5. Plant growth promoters:
All microbes in Microbe+ produce plant growth-promoting compounds, including gibberellins, cytokinins, indole-3-acetic acid, and auxins. These phytohormones stimulate root growth, cell division, plant metabolism, and act as intracellular signaling molecules, contributing to healthier and more productive plants.
Several species within the Microbe+ consortium produce antioxidants like carotenoids, flavonoids, and phenolics. These antioxidants protect plants from damage caused by ultraviolet radiation, free oxygen radicals, and other environmental or abiotic stress factors.
The probiotic microbes in Microbe+ produce a diverse range of enzymes, including proteases, lipases, and cellulases. These enzymes break down complex organic matter in the soil, releasing nutrients in an available form for plants. Additionally, the enzymes improve soil structure, water retention, and aeration, contributing to healthier soil fertility and increased crop production.
8. Chelating Agents:
Siderophore production by Microbe+ is a key factor in making mineral ions available. Siderophores, produced by microorganisms, chelate or attach to nutrient ions, facilitating their solubilization and transport into the plant root system. This process makes nutrients bioavailable, easier to uptake, and prevents reactions with other soil elements. The diverse array of secondary metabolites, including organic acids, antibiotics, plant growth promoters, antioxidants, enzymes, and chelating agents, produced by the probiotic microorganisms in Microbe+, promotes a more biodiverse and balanced microbial community in the soil. This, in turn, leads to healthier and more productive plants when incorporated into agricultural practices.