Biotrop announced the release of Bioasis Power, the only biological product registered in Brazil as a "microbiological activator" for plants. According to the manufacturer, which specializes in biological solutions for agriculture, the new product consists of a mix of bacteria that help prevent and combat water and climatic stresses.
Bioasis Power is composed of three microorganisms. The first is Bacillus circulans, responsible for the production of phytohormones and growth promotion. The second, Bacillus aryabhattai, is responsible for the formation of Exopolysaccharides (EPS), a biofilm responsible for storing water and antioxidants in plants. The third bacterium is Bacillus haynesii, which maintains cellular turgor and helps plants tolerate high temperatures.
The manufacturer claims that this composition means the product has "high efficacy and acts directly at the root of the problem, providing more security and increasing plant resilience, consequently protecting farmer profitability." Among the product's advantages, they mention the reduced risks and failures in crop establishment in the face of adversities, and the stimulation of beneficial soil microbiotic activities, facilitating productivity increases and protecting plants against dry periods and climatic stresses.
According to Biotrop, Bioasis Power plays a "key role in establishing the productive potential of crops under stress conditions." A significant differentiator is that the solution is suitable for all crops. Furthermore, the product can be applied both during seed treatment and in the planting furrow, with a shelf life of 24 months without the need for refrigeration.
"With Bioasis Power, farmers will benefit from easier applications and even faster results than expected. After all, they need a simple solution to a complex problem," said Thales Facanali Martins, Biotrop Portfolio Manager.
Martins explained that irregular weather conditions pose challenges to planting, such as water stress, a situation where crops, after being sowed or planted, experience water deficits due to long periods of drought. "These events affect plant development, compromising the good results of the harvest, with financial losses to farmers," he said.
He added that the search for alternatives to minimize risks includes the use of biological products, compounds with microorganisms that "withstand adverse conditions, assisting in water retention and rapid rooting promotion, as well as easy handling and product storage."
Water stress is one of the factors that causes the highest losses to productivity in crops. According to estimates, 63% of annual losses in agricultural production are caused by the lack of regular rainfall.
"Rainfall rarely occurs in the appropriate amount and at the right time throughout the vegetative and reproductive cycle of plants. Considering the whole of Brazil, there is a lack of rain in some places, and in others, there is excess rain, which is also not good. The situation is particularly dramatic during years when an active macro-scale climatic phenomena, such as El Niño or La Niña, can have an influence," explained Marco Antônio dos Santos, Agrometeorologist and Partner-Director of Rural Clima.
(Editing by Leonardo Gottems, reporter for AgroPages)
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