Source: Nachurs Alpine Solutions

Nachurs Alpine Solutions of Marion, Ohio, has recently partnered with Pathway Biologic of Plant City, Fla., to announce a ground-breaking new advancement in fertility: Rhyzo-Link fertilizer.  

A premium fertilizer blended with eight unique strains of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR), this combination immediately goes to work in-furrow with the seed or on the leaf surface to increase nutrient availability and enhance nutrient uptake. Rhyzo-Link stimulates plant and root growth and has the natural ability to increase overall plant health, as well as activate plant defense mechanisms. 

Initially, three formulations will be introduced. Each is a premium fertilizer that combines the highest quality ingredients, including orthophosphate, Bio-K technology, essential micronutrients and PGPR technology.  

According to Glen Crowe, Pathway national sales manager, what separates Rhyzo-Link from other PGPR products is that its strains are derived from pure cultures, which are certified in each and every batch. As a liquid fertilizer, it provides an excellent delivery system for the PGPR and will stay in solution and remain viable for at least 18 months. Typically, growers can expect to see crop yield and quality increase by 5-20%.

While all soils have billions of bacteria present, the rhizosphere is the very narrow soil region where interactions between plants and soil take place. It is in this region where plants deposit 20-30% of the carbon they fix during photosynthesis as root exudates, which in turn are consumed as fuel by PGPRs. 

“Plants alter the composition of exudates based on environment or stresses to encourage or discourage bacterial growth within the rhizosphere, thus promoting the growth and development of species beneficial to the plant,” says Tommy Roach, director of specialty products and product development for Nachurs. “The microbes we’re placing with the fertilizer are specific to improving the bacterial composition of the rhizosphere. Rhyzo-Link has multiple modes of action, which not only promote plant growth, but also enhance nutrient availability and aid in defense from plant pathogens.”

When the components of soil (organic matter, minerals, air, water, and living organisms) interact effectively, soil health and increased crop productivity are achieved.  Nachurs Rhyzo-Link is an environmentally friendly fertilizer which helps crops respond to multiple stresses and improves the environment in the seed furrow. 

For more information, contact Nachurs Alpine Solutions, 421 Leader St., Marion, OH 43302; (740) 382-5701.