PHOENIX, AZ (May, 2016) – As more consumers consider the environmental, health and social consequences of industrial food production, demand for sustainably raised foods is growing. According to the USDA, farmers are dedicating more and more land to organic production in response to consumer demand, with total organic acreage increasing at a rate of 15 percent annually.
“Farmers today face a quandary,” said Stephen P. Pavich, senior plant nutritionist at BioFlora®. “They recognize their responsibility as stewards of their lands to preserve the earth, but at the same time they must maximize their yields of high-quality crops to stay in business. We developed BioFlora’s DynaMega® 2-1-1 as one way for growers to increase yields and improve fruit quality in a variety of crops while farming in a sustainable way.”
DynaMega 2-1-1 is organic and environmentally friendly; made from a proprietary mixture of fish solubles and a liquid seaweed product, it is OMRI listed for both certified organic or sustainable crops. Agricultural researchers have shown that fish solubles promote plant growth and that liquid seaweed increases yields and helps develop plants more resistant to drought, frost and stress. With this blend, BioFlora provides the combination of amino acids, proteins, growth stimulants such as auxins and micronutrients that activate enzyme systems and are essential to plants’ vigorous development.
Sustainable growers understand that improper nitrogen levels can affect not only their crops but also the environment as a whole. Too low a level of nitrogen can result in stunted plants and yellow leaves in some plants; too much nitrogen could allow this essential nutrient to leach out of the soil later in the growing season, contributing to excessive plant and algal growth in waterways and degrading drinking water and animal habitats. Through years of testing, BioFlora has determined the optimum amount of nitrogen to include in DynaMega 2-1-1, the amount that will stimulate plant growth without harming the land.
“Field research has demonstrated that DynaMega 2-1-1 can improve fruit set, size, Brix levels and shelf life in table grapes,” Pavich said. “It can enhance early set, uniform netting and uniform sizing in melons and and help produce stronger calyxes, increased fruit and higher nutrient density in strawberries.”
Growers can apply DynaMega 2-1-1 through various irrigation methods, including drip tape, stationary sprinklers, pivot or furrow. Application times will vary with each crop, but in general should occur when the plant has four to eight inches of growth; when it has twelve to eighteen inches of growth; and post fruit set. A final application can help improve fruit size and quality.
Farmers don’t have to choose between sustainable practices and great yields. With DynaMega 2-1-1 they can provide the optimum nutrients for their plants, protect the land and increase their return on investment for the long hours and hard work that they put into each growing season.
BioFlora is a division of Global Organics® Group (GOG), an international life sciences company that develops and manufactures proprietary organic and sustainable plant nutrition products and natural ionic minerals for human and animal health. For more than 40 years GOG and its BioFlora® business have been committed to preserving the earth’s ecosystem while providing superior plant nutrient systems.
Located in Goodyear, Arizona, USA, GOG is able to serve customers both locally and globally with the use of Green Acres, its 1,200 acre research farm, as well as its USDA Permitted Integrated Life Science Research Center® (ILSRC). For more information about Global Organics® Group, or to interview CEO and Managing Partner Luke Blotsky, please contact Sarah Van Wyk at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.globalorganicsgroup.com to learn more.
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