Wilbur-Ellis focuses on soil health with new microbial products
Wilbur-Ellis Company, which provides precision agriculture technology and marketing and distribution of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, announced the launch of its Nutrio line of microbial products. The new line of biochemistry products are focused at aiding in soil nutrition‚Äîaiming to improve plant health and yield potential, it was noted.
Microbials contribute up to 80 percent of soil health, making it critical to soil structure and sustaining the growth cycle of plants. This is becoming increasingly important as soil loses nutrition during these growth cycles, Wilbur-Ellis asserted in announcing the products.
Wilbur-Ellis, in its announcement, explained that "after years of research and data collection, Wilbur-Ellis developed Nutrio, a biochemistry product line brought in-house in order to better focus on soil nutrition and meet the needs of the grower. The use of microbials in the new product line allows Wilbur-Ellis to bring an eco-friendly approach to this challenge."
The new products include:
- Nutrio Biosoak, a premium liquid biological soil amendment containing humic acid and a soil wetting agent designed for application in irrigation water to maximize the leaching potential of treated soils prior to winter rains.
- Nutrio Unlock, a liquid biological soil amendment containing a diverse array of beneficial soil bacteria cultured from specifically selected pure strains of microbes in an oxygen enriched process for maximum viability.
- Nutrio High Gear, an eco-friendly liquid biological soil amendment containing seven species of beneficial soil bacteria and liquid humic acid to promote soil and plant health and improve nutrient uptake.
- Nutrio Powershift, a unique liquid high orthophosphate fertilizer containing seven species of beneficial soil bacteria to elevate yields, increase plant vigor and enhance resistance to stress.
"Focusing on microbials for soil health is still a fairly new frontier for the industry, and Wilbur-Ellis long ago recognized its vital importance in the agriculture ecosystem," said Mike Karasiewicz, vice president, Branded Products. "Plant health begins with soil health, and Wilbur-Ellis has heavily invested in biochemistry to build a soil-first foundation with the new line of products. "