Agricultural Bio-stimulants include diverse formulations of compounds, substances and other products that are applied to plants or soils to regulate and enhance the crop’s physiological processes, thus making them more efficient. Bio-stimulants act on plant physiology through different pathways to improve crop vigour, yields, quality and post-harvest shelf life/conservation.
Plant bio-stimulants are a group of substances including microorganisms, certain plant extracts, humic acids and amino acids. Bio-stimulants foster plant development by enhancing the plant’s ability to assimilate nutrients and to develop completely. Plant bio-stimulants are typically based on extracts of natural products, and contain naturally occurring combinations of chemicals.
PHYTOSTIM ®, brought to you by the Matana Health Group, is an organic (non-synthetic) bio-stimulant produced using extracts of the Moringa Oleifera tree. By encouraging complementary soil microbes and improving metabolic efficiency, root development and nutrient delivery (everyday good farming practices), PHYTOSTIM ® can:
- Increase yield in terms of weight, seed and fruit set.
- Enhance quality, affecting sugar content, colour and shelf life.
- Improve the efficiency of water usage.
- Improve the efficiency of fertiliser absorption.
- Strengthen stress tolerance and recovery of the plant.
The growth enhancing qualities of Moringa have been known for a long time. Official research publications date back to the early 1980s. There are over 600 official documents recording positive results from the application of Moringa to plants, some dating back more than 30 years ago.