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Cereals Preview: Increasing crop efficiency in nutrient management

Both conventional and biological crop nutrition will have increased focus at this year’s Cereals event, as growers look for additional solutions to boost crop performance.

A highly biologically active soil could be key to helping crops capture, transport and convert field applied nutrients, and abundance of beneficial soil microbes, such as symbiotic fungi and bacteria, is key to building that.


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Balance

 

Bio-fertiliser manufacturer, PlantWork’s Smart Rotations range of biological inoculants is designed to reintroduce and restore microbial balance in arable soils.

Smart Rotations comprise two groups of microbes that make up the beneficial soil biology: arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) and a sub set of bacteria called the plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR).

 

Growth

 

By growing into the root, as well as accessing large areas of soil around the root, mycorrhizal fungus can increase the uptake surface area by up to 700 times, according to PlantWorks, who says plants colonised by AMF are healthier and more efficient at collecting water and nutrients from the soil.

Support

 

PGPR have the ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen and unlock soil bound phosphorus.

 

They further support a robust plant immune system for healthier crops and produce phytohormones such as auxins and cytokinins, aiding growth and development of plants, according to the manufacturer.

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