POSITIONING AND FUNCTIONS:
Many phosphate solubilising bacteria are present in the soil, but their numbers are low and unable of successfully compete in the rhizosphere. By inoculating plants with a high concentration of these bacteria guarantee their competitive success in the rhizosphere.
The Pseudomonas spp. in SoluPHOSTM produce hydrolysing enzymes which degrade carbohydrates, fat and proteins. These bacteria associate with the plant’s roots and converts glucose to gluconic acid. Gluconic acid is an organic acid that leads to solubilisation of phosphates bound to metal ion chelates (such as calcium phosphate) and solubilisation of structurally bound potassium in minerals, such as mica, muscovite and biotite. The released phosphate and potassium are plant available. The close localisation of SoluPHOS™ to the plant’s roots ensures easy uptake of these elements by the plant.
Pseudomonas fluorescens and Pseudomonas putida
- Fruit trees and vines
- Grain and Field crops
- Tree nuts
- Turf and grass