Why Plant Probiotics are the Key to Thriving Plants?

Why Plant Probiotics are the Key to Thriving Plants?

There is no question that all plants need fertilizers/plant nutrients to support their growth. However, do you know that plant probiotics (beneficial microbes), which are commonly associated with plant roots, can also play a crucial role in improving plant growth and health? By incorporating plant probiotics, you can expect to see healthier, more vibrant plants that are better equipped to withstand environmental stressors. Plant probiotics will definitely take your agriculture experience to the next level, regardless of whether you use a hydroponic or non-hydroponic crop system.

What are plant probiotics?

Plant Probiotics are plant-associated microorganisms that confer benefits to the growth and health of plants when used regularly in specific amounts. They belong to the group of plant growth promoting rhizomicrobial (PGPR) which are able to colonize plant roots, stimulate plant growth through direct and/or indirect mechanisms, enhance nutrient availability, and increase crop quality.

How do plant probiotics improve plant growth & health?

Plant probiotics can function in the growth media (soil or non-soil) by enhancing their microbial activity. Just like our gut, growth media is home to a diverse community of microorganisms, including bacteria, fungi, and other beneficial organisms. These microorganisms play a vital role in breaking down available nutrients, releasing nutrients, and improving nutrient absorption. Additionally, probiotics produce enzymes and phytohormones that can stimulate root and plant growth.

When plant probiotics such as: Enviotics® are introduced into the growth media, they help to increase the population of beneficial microorganisms. This, in turn, leads to improve nutrient availability and absorption, thus will and enhance plant growth. Probiotics can also help positively impact plant health. By colonizing the growth media, probiotics outcompete harmful organisms. Imagine probiotics as fearless warriors, fearlessly charging into battle against harmful pathogens in your growth media (soil or non-soil). These beneficial microorganisms work tirelessly to restore balance and harmony to the ecosystem. A good ecosystem with complete and balanced nutrients, microbiomes, sunlight, and water can help improve a plant’s immune system. 

Can probiotics increase nutrient availability?

Most plant probiotics are classified as conditioners because they increase nutrient availability from existing  organic and inorganic nutrients and fertilizers.

Probiotics are remarkably effective in solubilizing nutrients so that plants can absorb them more readily. This implies that probiotics can help fill in the gaps and guarantee your plants get the nutrition they require, even if your soil is deficient in some specific nutrients. 

Are probiotics beneficial for all types of plants?

Plant probiotics are very versatile and can benefit a wide range of plants, from delicate vegetables, flowers to fruit plants.

How can you introduce probiotics to your crop production?

It is easier than you think! Plant probiotics can be introduced using commercially available probiotic products, such as our plant probiotics (brand name: Enviotics®). They can be used by mixing them with your growth media, water, or plant nutrients. It is really easy to use.

The benefits of using plant probiotics in agriculture

Using probiotics in your farms can provide a range of benefits. Here are a few key advantages:

  1. Improved nutrient availability and absorption: Probiotics help to release nutrients, making them more accessible and available to plants.
  2. Increased plant growth: Probiotics produce enzymes and plant hormones (phytohormones) that stimulate root & plant development, resulting in stronger and more resilient plants.
  3. Enhanced plant health: With a healthier ecosystem, plants are able to grow stronger, produce more flowers or fruits, and improve their immune system. 
  4. Environmental sustainability: By promoting a healthy soil ecosystem, probiotics contribute to sustainable agriculture practices and could reduce the need for chemical fertilizers and pesticides.

If you are looking to take your crop production to the next level, consider incorporating our plant probiotics, Enviotics® into your routine agriculture activities. Please check our Enviotics®  field trials at nutrienvisus.com. If you have more questions about plant probiotics and decide to try our Enviotics®, email us: info@nutrienvisus.com.