Bio-Inoculation is achieved by populating the soil around plants with capable microbes that can enhance the general health of the soil and lead to beneficial responses from the plants.
The roots of the plants have an intimate relationship with the soil around them. When the roots push through the soil as they grow, the abrasion of the root surfaces leaves behind organic material in their surroundings (rhizosphere). These organic residues can provide food for nearby microbes, not always friendly types. The ENVIRONOC® 401 microbes are capable and efficient in utilizing these organics and can store them and available mineral nutrients to be released into the soil when they die, supporting both microbes and plants. Some ENVIRONOC® 401 strains cycle important chemicals like nitrogen, iron, sulfur and others that can benefit the plants. The microbes in essence become unwitting benefactors to the plants as they go about their own simple lives of growth and multiplication.
Each year since 2005, two to three in-house plantings are performed to measure the impact of ENVIRONOC® 401 on a variety of plants. Most of these plantings are repeated multiple times to verify reproducibility of the results.