The Formula: Kocuria, Bacillus spp., Azospirillum and Arthrobacter
Nitrogen fixation: Arthrobacter & Azospirillum : works well in soils where moderate
doses of N fertilisers have been applied and to a lesser extent at higher doses.
Phytohormone production: Azospirillum also has IAA production ability. Indole-3-acetic
acid (IAA) is an auxin like phytohormone, which promotes germination / increased growth rates
of seedlings / root formation & nutrient uptake.
Siderophore production: Iron is present in the soil in limited quantities mainly
in an insoluble form. Arthrobacter mobilise the iron whilst inhibiting replication of pathogen.
EPS: Exopolysaccharides - Kocuria / Arthrobacter form a film that creates a
protective capsule surrounding the soil aggregates, bacteria and plant roots to heighten drought
Natural mechanisms for defence: Reefsaver elevates plant growth and the production
of bioflavonoids, carotenoids, tannins and terpenoids to counter fungal and bacterial pathogens.
Further to this, high health plants produce organic compounds or “Antifeedants”(4) , which inhibit
plant cell attack by insects & promote longevity.