By Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages
Rizobacter Brasil announced the launch of the premium inoculant Signum in Brazil, after registration with the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA).
According to the manufacturer, this is a new bio-induction technology that is “unique in the Brazilian market” and aims to “incorporate high value-added products into the company's portfolio”.
Signum will be available for sale in the next Brazilian soybean harvest, in 2021-2022. "The benefits of Signum will revolutionize seed inoculation in the farm market," the company guaranteed.
"Signum is the first bio-inducing inoculant in the Brazilian market that contains molecular signals that activate metabolic processes in bacteria and plants early, accelerating the development of nodules in soybeans," Rizobacter announced.
According to the manufacturer, the product promotes a symbiotic association with the Bradyrhizobium bacteria included in it, producing greater rhizospheric activity, more effective nodulation in stress situations (areas of the first year of introduction of soy, droughts, floods, soil acidity) and optimizing biological nitrogen fixation.
Signum induces and accelerates nodulation. “The result is larger nodules, better positioned in the main root and greater yield at the end of the harvest. With up to 20 days of guaranteed pre-inoculation, Signum improves producer logistics and facilitates soy development in soils with nodulation problems, ” Rizobacter stated.
The results are maximization of Biological Nitrogen Fixation (FBN), even under stress conditions and the promotion of more effective nodulation (greater number of nodules of good size, weight and location at the root). The product also promotes rhizospheric activity with the greater release of lipopolysaccharides, improves crop performance in stressful situations, favors positive interaction with other beneficial soil microorganisms, activates microbial and plant physiology and acts on the germination and development of the crop, the company added.