Agricultural biostimulants can be defined as any substance or microorganism that influences the primary metabolism of plants (photosynthesis, respiration, solute transport, translocation, protein synthesis, nutrient assimilation, etc.), improving the yield, development and quality of crops.
On the other hand, through the biostimulation of natural processes, agricultural biostimulants benefit growth and the response to abiotic stress, caused by high and low temperatures or lack of water or excess salts, among others.
The word biostimulant encompasses a range of different technologies, and they may contain one or combinations of multiple of them.
Most of them are biologically based and usually contain relatively common substances, such as algae extracts.
Agricultural biostimulants. What are their benefits?
Agricultural biostimulants have a wide range of benefits:
– They favour the increase of product quality parameters, improving agricultural profitability and competitiveness.
– They help protect and improve soil health by encouraging the development of beneficial soil microorganisms, thus retaining water more effectively, increasing nutrient bioavailability and resisting erosion better.
– They enable waste reduction and promote a more sustainable agricultural sector.
– They increase crop tolerance to abiotic stress.
– They play an important role in plant health and in optimising agricultural production.
-They enhance nutrient assimilation and crop development, increasing the efficiency of fertilisation.
– They provide the ability to store and preserve crops for longer, giving farmers more time to choose the best time to sell their crops at advantageous prices.
– They address some of the most important challenges facing our agriculture in the coming years.
There are several types of agricultural biostimulants based on substances very common in nature, the main ones being:
– Humic acids.
– Fulvic acids.
– Algae extracts.
– Amino acids.
The most important thing is that each biostimulant is defined by the action it performs, not by an isolated ingredient.
LIDA’s main agricultural biostimulants:
At Lida Plant Research we are pioneers in agricultural biostimulants and we have in our differentiated international catalogue products of recognised high quality and efficacy such as:
– Algamix: Based on natural seaweed extract Ascophyllum nodosum. It is a biostimulant for the development and growth of plants and fruit quality.
-Neostren Forte: Biostimulant corrector of physiopathologies derived from the lack of calcium assimilation that affect the skin of the fruit of horticultural crops, fruit trees, wine grapes and table grapes.
-Colorsave: Biostimulant of fruit colouring based on substances naturally found in all plants and involved in different physiological processes such as fruit ripening.
-Rental: Biostimulant that helps to overcome post-transplanting stress states, favours soil microbial life and root development, unblocks and improves nutrient absorption and favours vegetative growth of leaves and fruit.
If you would like more information or need advice on agricultural biostimulants, please contact us. Our team will be happy to answer all your questions.