Lesson Time Length: 10 Minutes
While there are a lot of benefits to using Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture with row crops, here are our top 4 favorites:
Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture is an organic plant probiotic that harnesses over 800 species of soil microbes to grow healthy, resilient crops with better yield performance. In fact, Holganix Agriculture contains the most complete and diverse blend of beneficial microbes available on the market!
Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture promotes strong, extensive root systems, resulting in plants that are better able to find and use nutrients, minerals and water in your soil. By nurturing healthy plants, Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture helps maximize yield potential while ensuring your crop is better prepared to fight off and recover from seasonal stress.
Watch our 7-minute video featuring Holganix President of Agriculture, Dave Stark P.h.D. on what to expect from Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture in the field from planting to harvest. Not a video person? Skip the video and read the highlights below.
Here are several resources for you based on this lesson. For our full library of resources, skip to Lesson #5. If you have any questions about this lesson, please don't hesitate to reach out to Dave Stark using Dstark@Holganix.com.
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Lesson Time Length: 5 Minutes
For most row crops, Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture is applied one-time at 0.5 gallons/acre at planting. If you or one of your growers are using the product on non-row crops, please reach out to your Holganix representative for further instructions. Below are our general recommendations:
See below for additional recommendations when it comes to Application Methods and Tank Mixing the product with other inputs.
Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture may be mixed with most crop chemicals and fertilizers. If possible, avoid tank mixing Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture with fungicides. Before adding Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture to the tank, mix the product by swirling the jug or mixing in the tote to get the sediment into suspension (sediment is mostly humic acid). Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture may be added to the tank in any order, but preferably it is added toward the end of the tank fill.
University studies have shown that Glyphosate, 2,4-D and Dicamba uptake is increased when tank-mixing with Holganix Bio 800+. This increased uptake is not observed with other herbicides. While turf professionals using our products choose to reduce their use of herbicides with the product, Holganix is not recommending reductions for agriculture use. Instead, growers can expect better weed control especially in resistant and hard to control weed species.
Here are several resources for you based on this lesson. For our full library of resources, skip to Lesson #5.
Lesson Time Length: 7 Minutes
Some growers are concerned about the lack of refrigeration on their site and the shelf-life of Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture out of refrigeration; there is no need to be concerned! Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture is shelf stable, at room temperature for up to two weeks.
Since most growers don't have refrigeration, Holganix will arrange delivery to the farm, just before planting. The grower typically has at least two weeks to go through the product, so long as the product is stored away from direct sunlight.
250 Gallon totes will come wrapped in an insulated blanket during the warm season and will stay fresh beyond even our 2-week guarantee. For most growers planting crops over a 4-to-8 week window, Holganix prefers to make separate deliveries so no product remains unrefrigerated for more than two weeks.
Should a grower purchase a large volume (16 totes or more), Holganix may offer to park a refrigerated trailer at the growers location for the grower to work through as time and weather permits. Holganix pays all trailer rental fees up to 8 weeks; the grower is responsible for electric/diesel needs.
Once the grower dilutes Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture into a spray tank, the shelf-life timer starts over again. Shelf-life in the tank, depending on the dilution, can be up to 30 days. However, if the mixture sits in a warm tank for a long period of time, the microbes will grow and may clog fine mesh screens and tips with small openings. Growers are still able to put the product down, but they may need to clean screens more frequently. Regardless, Holganix always recommends a 20 mesh screen or larger whenever present. To avoid clogging, use a filter sock prior to use.
Watch our 3.5-minute video featuring Holganix President of Agriculture, Dave Stark Ph.D. for an explanation on why Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture is refrigerated.
Lesson Time Length: 2 Minutes + Webinar
Holganix has been testing Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture with both university research and commercial growers. Here are some of our highlights.
Join Holganix CEO & Founder, Barrett Ersek and Holganix President of Agriculture, Dave Stark Ph.D. in one of our upcoming webinars to learn:
We have a bunch of different resources for you depending on what you are trying to accomplish. Here is the library of our most popular. If you don't see a resource you need, just give us a shout-out by emailing dstark@Holganix.com.