December 16, 2020 3 min read

Mikro-BW (Bloom Wizard): A Combined Effort of R&D and Field Experiments

Despite the growing interest in environmentally-friendly farming and gardening methods, due to the relatively new nature of much of the relevant research and growing technology, many claims, product compositions, and manufacturing methods of products in this sector go uninterrogated. For example, a product may claim to be based on ‘top-notch R&D’ but may have an unconvincing microbial composition. Similarly, many liquid solutions currently in the market are less effective than what they are marketed as, because it is almost impossible for some microbes to stay alive for long in liquid solutions. Without proper preservation technology, strain selection, provision of optimal conditions, the survivability and dynamic activity of microbes are critically compromised. 

Mikro-BW aims to provide an honest product that targets what it claims to target and does what it claims to do. It contains two exceptional strains of soil microbes –Bacillus Subtilis & Bacillus Amyloliquefaciens– carefully cultivated and selected for their strength, resilience, adaptiveness to new environments, and all around effectiveness in diverse growing conditions.

When applied to soil, these beneficial bacteria form colonies around the root system and actively  assist plant growth through nitrogen assimilation and conversion of fixed nutrients into readily available forms. Alternatively, when applied to leaves, the Bacillus bacteria form thin bio-coatings that obstruct pathogens. Bacillus propagation is initiated when they come into contact with organic matter. Mikro-BW contains non-microbial organic matter  in addition to microbes such as amino acid, humic acid, fulvic acid, and kelp extract for exactly this purpose. The non-microbial elements serve as a source of nutrition for plants as well as microbes, helping them survive and propagate.

Let’s examine precisely how these individual non-microbial elements of Mikro-BW aid microbes and plants:

-Amino Acid (AA): Once absorbed by leaves or soils, the amino acid in Mikro-BW helps plants save the energy required to produce additional AA, allowing plants to focus on photosynthesis. AA is the precursor of IAA (Indoe-3-acetic acid), which engages in plant growth metabolism. AA helps increase photosynthesis, protein synthesis, microbial population, and fruit formation.

-Kelp Extract: Kelp extract is a treasure chest of fully chelated micro-nutrients- nutrients that do not need further processing in order to be readily available and absorbable by plants. It contains growth hormones such as auxins, cytokinins, tetaines, and gibbelerins. Kelp extract boosts growth of larger, fresher, sweeter fruits, and helps increase crop yields.

-Humic/Fulvic Acid: These acids make soils fertile by enhancing CEC (cation exchange capacity), increasing water retention, and binding & releasing insoluble metal ions and carbon dioxide when plants need them for photosynthesis. Iron and magnesium ions are indispensable to photosynthesis and fulvic acid transports these ions from the soil to plant cells through the chelate effect, leading to activation of photosynthesis.

Versatile & Innovative Application Method  

Soil microbes are not commonly applied to non-root areas. Similarly, growth-promoting microbial products are not commonly used in foliar applications. However, extensive research shows that floral and foliar applications of certain soil microbes can significantly increase plant/crop yields, fruit weight, shoot length/diameter, root mass, etc. 

Despite this research, most organic fertilizers are designed to use a single application method: either applied directly to soils/growing bedsor applied to leaves. Just one or the other. However, plants are versatile and absorb nutrients through their rootsand through their leaves with pros and cons to each application method. For example, foliar application produces faster results. If you spray the fertilizer mixture in fine mist form onto leaves, you will most likely begin to see results the very next day. Better yet, the advantages to foliar application does not end with response time. Foliar application consumes less product in comparison to soil application, which requires 2-3 times more volume. However, as mentioned previously, there are shortcomings to this method like mixture complexity, shorter shelf life, sophisticated application equipment, and the need for multiple/repeated applications for sustained effects. Effective fertilizers need to cater to this versatility and be designed to be applied in both ways – foliarand soil. With this in mind, Microbial Applications has developed Mikro-BW, a microbial supplement that can be applied to soils, leaves, and hydro systems. 

Mikro-BW is one of the first microbial bio-fertilizers that target both soils and leaves. Its soil application helps with growth and its foliar application helps deter pests and pathogens. The product contains surfactant, which reduces the surface tension of the liquid, helping it saturate leaf surfaces until it is fully absorbed, instead of forming water beads and rolling off of leaves right after application. Mikro-BW is a hassle-free, worry-free, innovative microbial inoculant that helps you sprout buds, grow explosive flowers & fruits, and help your green leaves thrive and flourish. Reduce growing concerns while effectively boosting plant growth with Mikro-BW. 

Combined application with conventional N-P-K fertilizers can accelerate and/or increase outcomes! Meet Mikro-BW here:
https://mikrobs.com/products/mikro-bloom-wizard

 

 


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