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Author Archives: XiteBio

About XiteBio

XiteBio Technologies Inc. is a dynamic biotechnology company engaged in microbial technology and agri-inputs for Canadian, American, European, and South American agricultural markets. The IRD facility at XiteBio Technologies is creating innovative and cost-competitive product lines to increase agricultural production at a reduced input cost and in an eco-friendly manner.

Why Use A Liquid Inoculant?

September 15th, 2015 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Liquid inoculant bag

What form of inoculant is best to use can depend on a variety of factors. Available equipment, the environment and cost can all have an influence on the decision. While there is no one answer that covers every scenario, the affordability and efficacy of liquid-based inoculants has certainly improved over time and made their potential … Read more

Reasons Why Nodulation Might Not Happen

August 31st, 2015 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Root nodules

Harvest is when farmers reap the reward of a well-nodulated legume crop, and can see the result of the inoculant first used during seeding. Unfortunately, there are times when adequate nodulation does not occur, even when an inoculant has been used. Listed below are several reasons as to why this might happen: soil pH: rhizobia … Read more

Don’t Treat Your Soil Like Dirt

June 26th, 2015 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Soil

Promoting a healthy soil environment has taken on greater importance as farmers seek to find new ways to maximize crop output. Maintaining a healthy and active microbial atmosphere is important considering the many ways microbes contribute to agriculture. Soil microbes have key roles in plant decomposition and nutrient recycling. Many microbes also directly impact plants … Read more

Helping Crops Reach the Unreachable

June 12th, 2015 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Components of air

Crop inputs are generally thought of as a way to enhance the soil by adding something that is currently lacking. These can include fertilizers that add needed nutrients, or various pesticides to provide extra protection against a disease or pest. However, there are examples of where what is needed already exists, but just not available … Read more

XiteBio Technologies is committed to ensuring our customers have access to information necessary for proper application of our products to aid in assuring maximum returns from use of our premium seed inoculants. The Graham Seed Treating Systems are one of the most widely used pieces of treating equipment in Western Canada so in working with … Read more

Attention to proper and adequate inoculation of your lentil & pea seed is essential to be able to maximize your yield and it has never been more important than this year with high potential returns, especially on lentils. Inadequate or improper application of inoculant can have a significant negative impact on your lentil & pea … Read more

Root Nodules

Nitrogen is the nutrient most heavily used by legumes. It is important that the plants have a readily available supply if they are to reach their yield potential. Soils on their own will rarely have the nitrogen levels needed to meet crop demands, leaving growers with two options to ensure an adequate supply: fertilizer application … Read more

Growing Advantages of Liquid Seed Inoculants

March 25th, 2015 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Storm Treater

When handling inoculants, growers are looking for convenience in addition to quality performance. A liquid inoculant that works consistently allows growers to apply the inoculant on-seed with the seed treatment. New updates in treater technology, combined with improved liquid inoculants for pulses, now make liquid inoculants a more viable option to consistently maximise yields. Treaters … Read more

Soil Life Changes Along With the Crop

March 31st, 2014 | Posted by XiteBio in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)
Four Crops

Oceans cover roughly 70% of the earth‚Äôs surface. That is an incredibly large area for microscopic life to occupy, and the diversity of life found living in the oceans is just as large. However, what scientists are now finding out is that the variety of microscopic life found living in soil might be even larger. … Read more

Soybean Root Nodules

Finding a way to make nitrogen-fixing bacteria more competitive once they are added to the soil has been one of the hardest problems for seed inoculant companies to overcome. Special strains of the newly added bacteria, called rhizobia, are specifically¬† selected for their strong ability to remove nitrogen from the air and “fix” it into … Read more