Just launched, BioN is a blend of 8 species of naturally occurring soil borne bacteria totalling over 1 billion cfu's. Certified for Organic use, the bacteria within BioN colonise the roots and provide a pathway through which the plant can access the nutrients within the soil, and in return the plant feeds the bacteria with its waste. This relationship between plant and bacteria was established thousands of years ago, however, the heavy use of chemicals since the 1950's has stripped the soil of its bacterial load making the grower more reliant on chemical additives. BioN help put back the lost bacteria and works with the plant both directly and indirectly.
Directly; as well as promoting the mobilisation of nutrients the consortium of bacteria within BioN produce antimicrobial compounds which impede the germination of fungi spores and protect against pathogenic bacteria whilst producing enzymes that digest other microbes.
Indirectly; the bacteria activate the plants own defence system enabling the plant to protect itself from foliar pathogens.
The bacteria within BioN help capture the nitrogen within the air and convert the phosphate within the soil to an available form, when used with Edwards Advanced Seaweed BioN can replace up to 50% of required nitrogen! Whilst Edwards Advanced Seaweed is a ready supply of nutrients, BioN helps transport the nutrients to the plant promoting healthy growth. BioN is suitable for Organic use when used in conjunction with Edwards Seaweed.