Bio-Enhancers

Protect your crops from moisture or nutrient stress.

Nutrient or moisture deficiencies can impair root growth, making it even harder for plants to get the nutrients and moisture they need. That’s where bio-enhancers – like the BioRise Corn Offerings — can help. While the benefits vary by crop, bio-enhancers can:

  • Enhance functional root volume
  • Make nutrients more available to plants
  • Increase nutrient uptake
  BioRise™ 2 Corn Offering (left) compared to control (right) from strip trials conducted in farmers' fields in July 2018.
Moisture & Nutrients

Increase functional root volume with helpful fungi.

There's more than one way a plant can uptake moisture and nutrients: through its roots, of course, and also through fungal colonies that act like extensions of its roots. These fungi, called mycorrhizae, form many tiny root-like networks that reach deep into the soil and explore pockets that plant roots can't access, absorbing moisture and nutrients as they grow. Then, they send those nutrients and moisture back to the plant.

  Soil sample shows tiny root-like network of mycorrhizae.
Root Growth

More water. More nutrients. Better yield.

BioRise Corn Offerings increase functional root volume while also increasing water and nutrient uptake through enhanced mycorrhizal colonization.* Studies show that BioRise 360 ST increased mycorrhizal colonization by 85.1%1 positively increasing yield potential. BioRise 2 Corn Offering goes one step further, combining the active ingredient of BioRise 360 ST with Acceleron® B-300 SAT — to make phosphate more available to the plant.

 
Nitrogen

Enhance nitrogen availability with 2X nodulation.

Nodulation is a critical process that impacts crop performance. Stresses like flooding, diseases, extreme temperatures and other factors found here can disrupt this process. With the help of the microbes in bio-enhancers like TagTeam® LCO XC and Optimize® XC technologies, early soybeans saw a 2X increase in the rate of nodulation resulting in twice as many nodules, based on a 2016 growth chamber study.

Factors That Can Influence Nodulation

  Bio-enhancers like TagTeam® LCO XC and Optimize® XC technologies contain microbes that increases the rate of early soybean nodulation 2X, resulting in twice as many nodules.
Availability

Rise stronger with coverage on 4 fronts.

Bio-enhancers are essential to a 4-part approach to protection, so you can be sure all of our products are compatible with our fungicides, insecticides and nematicides.

BioRise™ Corn Offerings are available seamlessly on certain corn seed products as part of our tiered offerings.

The Acceleron® BioAg lineup includes standalone products for corn, soybeans, cotton and other crops.