Biotech Updates

EnrichTM Increases Phosphorous Availability for Cereals

August 7, 2009

Phosphorous is an essential element for the normal growth and development of plants. In nature, phosphorous is not readily available in its inorganic form because it binds easily with other ions in extreme pH levels. A new strain of Pseudomonas discovered by a company called Seed Enhancements and Nutrients for Precision, is now available to help farmers make inorganic phosphate available in the soil. 

The bacteria marketed as Enrich™ requires a significant amount of phosphorous for its survival. It produces an organic acid to solubilize inorganic phosphate and also generates an enzyme to enhance availability of organic phosphate. Thus, it creates an environment for its own phosphorous needs and increases its amount in the soil solution available for plant utilization. 

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