Indigrow biostimulants include diverse formulations of compounds based on seaweed extracts, phosphites or amino acids that act on the plant through different pathways. When applied to plants or soils they regulate and enhance the crop’s physiological processes, thus making them more productive optimising the use of fertilisers.
Seaweed extracts such as Compass BioActive and Joust stimulate beneficial soil microbial activity resulting in a substantially larger root mass making more nutrients and water available to the plant. Seaweed extracts also help plants physically resist certain types of root diseases. Compass Bioactive contains natural plant hormone like substances which control the growth and structural development.
Experience has shown that foliar applications of phosphites improves seedling growth, bud formation, fruit set and plant vigour. Numerica Ultra stimulates the pathogen defence mechanisms against Oomycetes (Phytophthora and Pythium) and has the additional ability to stimulate biologically active plant metabolites.
Use of amino acids in known quantities helps increase crop yield and quality. Plants have the inherent capacity to biosynthesise all of the amino acids that they require, but the biochemical process is quite complex and energy consuming. Protaplex, containing 16% amino acids, allows the plant to save energy during this process, which can be dedicated to better plant development during critical growth stages such as protein and chlorophyll synthesis.