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What is a Biostimulant?

A substance or micro-organism that, when applied to seeds, plants, or on the rhizosphere stimulates natural processes to:

  1. Enhance nutrient uptake
  2. Better nutrient use efficiency
  3. Enhance tolerance to abiotic stress, crop quality and yield
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NB: The purpose of Biostimulants is to stimulate plant growth and optimize plant health.

Key stresses that Biostimulants address

  • Climatic stresses (Drought, Heat and Cold Stress) refer to an external stress upon a crop originating from a prolonged environmental condition outside of a reasonable normal.
  • Successful Biostimulants will expand the adaptable range of a crop measured through yield quantity and quality.
  • Soil health / Salinity refers to the maintenance and enrichment of soil to prevent and reverse soil degradation.
  • Successful Biostimulants will increase the potential of soils to sustain growing crops through directly targeting soil environments.
  • Crop quality refers to increasing a measurable aspect of crop growth or production resulting in an increased yield.
  • Successful Biostimulants will produce a measurable, quantifiable change in crops following application and result in an increased marketable yield.
  • Nutrient Use Efficiency / Uptake refers to increasing the uptake potential of crops by treating the crop directly to increase root absorption or by treating the soil to increase the efficiency of the process.
  • Successful Biostimulants will maintain yield with reduced application of external nutrition.

Hicure contains a balanced mixture of free amino acids, short and long peptides. 

  • Free aminoacids are direct available for plants
  • Short chain peptides stimulate plant physiological activities
  • Long chain peptides play a role in improving the structure of a soil
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