The Relationship of Plants and Microorganisms Pro-Biotics for health and digestion
Yogurt Probiotics for plant health Bringing Mother Nature back to our backyard Feeding the soil food web for maximum results July 22, 2012 Footer text here 6
Benefits of Bio-Stimulants Plant Health Nutrient uptake/Reduce nutrient loss Disease Suppression Root Growth Pesticide Reduction
Benefits of Bio-Stimulants Cost Reduction Lower Nitrogen needs Environmental Sustainability Improved quality of water runoff Reduced groundwater, lake, stream and ocean pollution.
Relationships of Plants and Microorganisms Soil Plants also have a digestive system – Soil. The microbes in the soil are vital for Plant nutritional needs for digestion Bio-Stimulants as a Tool: Nutrient Reduction
1 gram of soil contains 5 grams = 1 teaspoon 1 million fungi 1 billion bacteria 1 ton of bacteria per acre or about 6 Pittsburgh Steeler Lineman Facts about Soil Microorganisms
Uncharted waters Only.5% to.005% are described in detail. 90-95% of the cells on or in the human body are bacteria Facts About Soil Microorganisms
JP Bartlett Greenhouse Tomato Plant Bio-Stimulant @ 7 oz per K Estimated to be 3 weeks ahead of untreated control.
Nitrogen Reductions Roch Gaussoin, PhD - University of Nebraska
Nitrogen Reduction Mike Fidanza PhD: Penn State 2011 Spring Fertility Trial
Soil Microorganisms are responsible for: Suppression of pathogenic microorganisms that cause diseases. The pathogens themselves are part of this group, but are highly outnumbered by beneficial microbes.
Bio-Stimulants as a Tool for Disease Suppresion Competitive exclusion in ecology two species that compete for the exact same resources cannot stably coexist The competitive exclusion principle, sometimes referred to as Gause's Law of competitive exclusion or just Gause's Law, states that two species that compete for the exact same resources cannot stably coexist.
Bio-Stimulants as a Tool for Disease Suppression Competitive exclusion in ecology One of the two competitors will always have an ever so slight advantage over the other that leads to extinction of the second competitor in the long run (in a hypothetical non-evolving system) or (in the real world) to an evolutionary shift of the inferior competitor towards a different ecological niche.
Trophobiosis Theory A Pest Starves on a Healthy Plant: John Paull Fenner School of Environment & Society, Australian National University, Canberra Pests Shun Healthy Plants. Pesticide Weaken Plants.
Weakened plants open the door to pests and disease. Hence pesticides precipitate pest attack and disease susceptibility, and thus they induce a cycle of further pesticide use. Trophobiosis Theory
Pathogens evolved eating dead or weaken plant material with simple amino acids and sugars. Healthy plants contain protein and complex sugars that can not be digested by pests.
Bio-Stimulants as a Tool for Disease Suppression Baseball Stadium: Dollar Spot 8/25/2012
Bio-Stimulants as a Tool for Disease Suppression
This Rhizotonial Strand is damaged by Trichoderma Trichoderma Fungi fights root diseases including Phytrophtora Pythium Fusarium Dollar Spot
Baseball Field: 9/6/2012 Same Field 9/14/2012 Bio-Stimulants as a Tool: Root Development
Where is the Black Layer????? 4/15/2013 4 Treatments Total 1. 14 oz per K - Tree Product 2. 10 oz per K – Golf Product 3. 10 oz per K - Golf Product 4. 10 oz per K - Tree Product
Building a better foundation 6/20/2013 Roots up to 9 inches
Tall Fescue Trials with Bio-Stimulant Treatment: Left picture 22-0-4 @.7lbs. N per 1,000 sqft Right picture 22-0-4 @.7lbs. N per 1,000 sqft + Microbial @1g/ton 4 weeks after application Dr. Mike Amaranthus - Oregon State
Building a better foundation 7/3/2013 2 Bio-Stimulant apps 1 @ 14 oz per K 1 @ 9 oz per K
Bio-Stimulants as a Tool: Pesticide Reduction Improved Plant Physiology – Translocation Essential Oils – Open Plant Stoma Improved Root Mass – Weed Seed Competition Organic Auxins – Synergistic Relationship Synthetic Auxins (Dicamba)
Purdue University Research Buckhorn Plantain suppression and control 6/2/2011 Dr. Cale Bigelow - Buckhorn Plantain
Penn St. Research White Clover 11/14/2011 Dr. Mike Fidanza - Whitel Clover
NC State Crabgrass Research 7/9/2011 Dr.. Grady Miller and Dr. Scott Brinton -
Regulations FINE PRINT: SAFE PLAYING FIELD ACT JOHN MOONEY | DECEMBER 21, 2012 JOHN MOONEY Proposed measure restricts the use of pesticides and other poisons where kids play. What it is: The proposed Safe Playing Field Act places new restrictions on the use of pesticides on elementary school and childcare center playgrounds and fields. Sponsored by state Sens. Shirley Turner (D-Mercer) and Robert Gordon (D-Bergen), the Senate Bill S-1143 was unanimously endorsed by the Senate environmental committee this week.Senate Bill S-1143