Biofertilization in cereal, a strategy to prepare the crop for winter

November 2, 2022

Biofertilization for cereal cultivation is a strategy that has multiple benefits, immediately and in the long term. Differing from conventional fertilization, this allows a more effective and respectful management in the face of the arrival of winter. Tools such as Bioprón, from Probelte, based on microorganisms, offer healthier solutions for the crop and the soil, as well as better ones in terms of profitability and productive management.

Prepare the cereal for the arrival of winter

With the arrival of the autumn cold, it is time to prepare the cereal for the passage of winter. The conventional strategy is to start with the fertilization process. However, using conventional fertilizers, in addition to entailing a higher cost and being inefficient due to the large amount and little use, is less effective due to the dynamics of availability. As if that were not enough, it is detrimental to the sustainability and health of the soil.

To provide solutions to these issues, tools such as Bioprón offer the opportunity to naturally fertilize crops, without incurring in excess contamination and providing exactly what the plant needs. In addition, and for the benefit of winter preparation, Bioprón acts more in the long term than conventional chemical fertilizers, which increases the effectiveness of the biofertilizer and helps its profitability.

What is Bioprón?

What is special about a biofertilizer like Bioprón to fulfill these promises? Unlike chemical fertilizers, Bioprón is a microbiological solution made up of the consortium of two complementary and synergistic beneficial microorganisms: Pantoea dispersa strain C3 and Azospirillum brasilense strain M3.

This optimal and unique combination of organisms provides the best mechanisms to ensure the fixation of atmospheric nitrogen and solubilize phosphorus, potassium and calcium. In other words, these microorganisms, by their nature, provide all the necessary nutrients, allowing the minimization of background fertilization.

The triple action of Biopron can be summarized as follows:

  1. It efficiently fixes atmospheric nitrogen, making it available to the plant.
  2. It unblocks the existing phosphorus in the soil, coming from previous subscribers or from natural salts, in such a way that the plant can easily absorb it.
  3. It solubilizes other macronutrients, such as potassium (K), and micronutrients, such as iron, calcium or magnesium (Fe, Ca, Mg) present in the soil, which would otherwise be blocked. In this way, both nitrogen, phosphorus and other macro and micronutrients can be used efficiently in crop nutrition.

The benefits of a biofertilizer

Biofertilizers, and Bioprón in particular, are capable of guaranteeing optimum plant growth, avoiding the negative impact of chemical fertilization. In addition, this implies a reduction in the cost of this type of chemical products, improving the profitability of the crop.

This microbiological solution also helps improve the balance of the soil microbiome. This has a long-term positive impact, since it regulates the proportions of nutrients and substances existing in it, ensuring its health over time. In short, biofertilizers are experiencing a boom due to their value as an integral and complete solution. This also happens in the cultivation of cereal, which can greatly benefit from the benefits provided by it in its preparation for winter.

Biofertilization in cereal, a strategy to prepare the crop for winter