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XiteBio / 26.03.2015

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 or seed inoculation. Fertilizer application allows growers to supply the soil with the nitrogen levels needed for a productive crop. However, application methods can result in nitrogen lost to the environment through leaching or...

XiteBio / 25.03.2015

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 like the Storm treater can handle large volumes for growers, and updates with the G3 and G40 allow for adding a second spray nozzle. With these improvements, sequential application of the inoculant is becoming...

XiteBio / 31.03.2014

Oceans cover roughly 70% of the earth’s 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. Soil microbiologist Dr. Marcia Monreal has been researching the wide range of diversity found within the soil, and how agriculture systems can cause it to change over time. What has been found is that...

XiteBio / 24.02.2014

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 a form can be used by plants. These strains perform very well in controlled laboratory settings. The problem begins once the bacteria has been applied to the field. Soils contain an infinite number of...