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"If you want your seed to preform the best, use the best."
Micronoc Seed Inoculant is an OMRI listed dry seed treatment that has multiple strains of rhizobium, bacillus, and azotobacter with a combination of necessary microorganisms in a humate powder. This powerful combination of beneficial microbes helps to ensure that your crop is able to access and utilize the nutrients in your soil, allowing for maximum growth and crop production.
Not only is Micronoc Dry Seed Inoculant the key to unlocking the potential of your soil, but it is also highly customizable. You can tailor your order to fit the specific needs of your soil, ensuring that your crop is getting the exact nutrients it needs to thrive.
For all your planting needs, Micronoc Dry Seed Inoculant is the perfect choice. With its powerful combination of beneficial microbes and customizable options, you can be sure that your crop will get the nutrients it needs to reach its full potential.
The recommended application rate is 1 pound per 5 acres. Coat the seed and plant the seeds as soon as possible after coating.
2020 MicroNoc Corn Trial Results
Matt Griggs, President
Griggs Farms LLC
Texas Tech University
College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Fiber & Biopolymer Research Institute
Micronoc Research (click here to view)
Micronoc Soil Amendment
Micronoc Soil Amendment is an OMRI listed allowed organic fertilizer that is a balanced blend of beneficial microorganisms selected for their ability to decompose organic matter, fight pathogens, diseases, fix atmospheric nitrogen, and increase yields. This powerful blend of beneficial microbes helps to restore soil health and fertility, improving the overall quality of the soil. By improving the soil structure, Micronoc helps to increase water retention, reduce erosion, and promote healthy root growth. Additionally, Micronoc helps to reduce the need for chemical fertilizers, providing a more sustainable and eco-friendly solution for your soil. With Micronoc, you can be sure that your soil is in the best condition possible for optimal plant growth and yields.
The Advantages of using Micronoc Soil Amendment:
- Uniform Seed Germination
- Increased Root Formation
- Higher Nutrient Utilization
- Earlier Maturity
- Stronger Fruiting and Blooming
- Higher Production Grade
- Increased Yield Volumes
The recommended application rate is 1 gallon per acres.
Microbial Product Line
Microorganisms are responsible for the decomposition of organic matter, the production of glues that hold soil particles together, the production of plant hormones, and the metabolism of minerals and gases into plant absorbable forms. Understanding the fundamentals of the soil ecosystem and its relationship to plants is essential to understanding how Micronoc works. Micronoc is a soil amendment that contains beneficial microorganisms that can help improve soil health and plant growth. By introducing beneficial microorganisms into the soil, Micronoc helps to create a healthy soil ecosystem that can support plant growth.
Microorganisms, such as bacteria, fungus, and protozoa, have evolved over millions of years and play a critical role in all soil functions. They are the only living component in soil, and thus the only component that can take physical actions or actively participate in the plant-soil relationship. Microorganisms are essential for soil health, as they help to break down organic matter, cycle nutrients, and provide essential nutrients to plants. They also help to protect plants from disease by competing with pathogenic organisms for resources. In addition, they can help to improve soil structure and water-holding capacity, making them an invaluable part of any healthy soil system.
Azotobacter(multiple strains) fixes atmospheric nitrogen for all plant types. Has one of the highest respiration rates of all microbes. Known to fix up to 608 of nitrogen per acre in a growing season. The great thing about this critter is that it will fix N independent of a plant relationship.
Bascillus (multiple species)
Bacillus (multiple species) produce digestive enzymes to break down organic matter and process nutrients into plant ready forms. They also act as a natural pesticide for both larval and soil pathogens.
Rhizobium (multiple species)
This bacteria works with Legumes to fix nitrogen into the soil. We have a species that fix nodules for most Legumes on the market, including Guar. Unlike Azotobacter, Rhizobium is dependent on a plant relationship.
Mycorrhizal Fungi (AMF- Multiple Species)
AMF process phosphorous, protect roots from pathogens, increase water retention, and develop a communication network among plants in the field. They also give plants more greater access to nutrients.
What is Micronoc?
It is an active part of the soil that is composed of a balanced blend of beneficial microorganisms. These microorganisms are selected for their ability to improve soil structure, retain water, decompose organic matter, fight pathogens, stimulate root development, and fix atmospheric nitrogen. The power of Micronoc lies in the symbiotic relationships it creates between the Mycorrhiza, Bacillus, and Azotobactera strains, as well as the proprietary aerobic strains isolated from virgin soils. This has been proven over the last 40 years, and no other biological product has the balanced populations and effectiveness of Micronoc, which is a testament to Aristotle's principle that holds true in all areas of science and nature, including soil ecosystem and microbiology.
It is important to note that N-P-K and trace minerals are not the only nutrients needed by plants. Other essential elements such as calcium, magnesium, and sulfur are also required for healthy plant growth. These elements are often found in organic matter, such as compost, and are released slowly over time. This slow release of nutrients helps to ensure that plants have access to the nutrients they need throughout the growing season. Additionally, organic matter helps to improve soil structure, which can help to reduce the amount of water and fertilizer lost to leaching. Therefore, it is important to incorporate organic matter into the soil to ensure that plants have access to all the nutrients they need for healthy growth.
Nitrogen is an essential element for the growth of plants above ground, as it is responsible for the production of proteins essential for new cell growth, as well as leaf and stem growth, overall size and vigor. Deficiency signs of nitrogen can be seen in older leaves, which turn a pale yellow and may die, while an abundance of nitrogen can cause soft, weak growth and delay flower and fruit production.
78% of air is composed of nitrogen, and over millions of years, nature has found it to be a good source of fertilization. Microorganisms such as Azotobactera and Rhizobium are able to fix this massive source through enzymes produced during feeding and reproduction, and Azotobactera is not limited to legume plant relationships, but works with grasses, tubers, and broad leaf plants.
Soil stored nitrogen is another valuable source, as it must be processed by microorganisms in the soil to become available for plants use. We utilize several species of Bacillus bacteria to this purpose, as they have good digestive characteristics without being overly aggressive to fellow microorganisms, and also work as natural pathogen fighters.
Phosphorus is an essential element for healthy plant growth, strong roots, and greater resistance to disease. It is necessary for photosynthesis and works as a catalyst for energy transfer within the plant. Phosphorus helps build strong roots and is vital for flower and seed production. During germination, seedling growth, and flowering, plants require the highest levels of phosphorus. Deficiencies in phosphorus will first show in older leaves.
The process of making phosphorus available to plants is called mineralization. This is a process in which microorganisms break down mineral deposits, bound molecules, or introduced fertilizers into a form that is usable by plants. Mineralization is essential for plants to access the phosphorus they need for healthy growth.
- The third major plant nutrient, potassium oxide is essential for the development of strong plants. It helps plants to resist diseases, protects them from the cold and protects during dry weather by preventing excessive water loss. (K) activates the manufacture and movement of sugars and starches, as well as growth by cell division. Potassium increases chlorophyll in foliage and helps regulate stomata openings, so plants make better use of light and air. Potassium encourages strong root growth, water uptake and triggers microbial enzymes that fight disease. Potassium is necessary during all stages of growth. It is especially important in the development of fruit. Deficiency signs of potassium are: Mature leaves mottle and yellow between veins, followed by whole leaves that turn dark yellow and die. Flower drop are common problems associated with potassium deficiency. Potassium is usually locked out by high salinity.
- Potassium requires the processes of AEROBIC microorganisms to gain the oxygen needed to be in a plant ready form. Soils that are highly compacted or that have high anaerobic bacteria may suffer from a lack of this nutrient.
Phosphate solubilizing bacteria growing on a specific medium. The clear zone indicates that the growing bacteria can solubilize calcium phosphate.
Nitrogen fixing Azospirillum bacteria growing in Azospirillum medium, note the blue color development due to production of NH4+ during nitrogen fixing process.
Information and photo from D.Hettiarachchi Consultant Industrial Microbiologist B.Sc(Biol.).PGD (Indust.Mcb),M.Sc.(Indust.Mcb)
Examples of when proper microorganisms made these nutrients plant ready.
In the following photos you will see examples of crops that had nutrients made available. All of the examples are third party grow, production crop photos. These are not lab samples. The only way to test a production product is under real world situations and production growing methods.
Example: Increased Nitrogen Utilization from Atmospheric and Soil sources.
Spring Wheat North Dakota Perfect example of atmospheric nitrogen fixation and utilization.
100 pounds anhydrous ammonia application
Example: Increased Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium
(N)(P) are both need for increased fruiting.
Corn Halfway Texas August 2014 Corn is the same variety and planted on the same day, in the same field, with the same fertilization program excluding the use of Micronoc. The crop is still out.
6 ear average of 497 kernels per ear.
6 ear average of 724 kernels per ear. (K) Helps water retention within the plant.
Cotton Barwise Texas,
Micronoc out yielded the control 3.6 bale to the acre verses 2.1 bale to the acre.
This is another but more profound example of more total nutrient availability in a crop that requires higher P-K levels for production.
Larger Root Mass
Carrots Southern California
For a plant to maintain energy for healthy growth it must have a good combination of all required nutrients. It is simple, better nutrients means a better plant and better fruits.
The control plot had to cull 36 out of 100 carrots sampled. Micronoc had 23 culled carrots from 100. That is 13% higher quality yield.
Corn IFR Test farm Yuma ,Co
In the 2013 test Micronoc out yielded the control by 6.9 bushels per acre. Photo was taken on August 13, 2013
Root formation Yuma Co. Soybeans
Notice the development of the Micronoc plants both in the root and tissue. It is clear to see that a better root makes a better plant. The field trial Micronoc yielded 6.9 bushels higher.
Third Party Testing
Brownfield Texas 1975. Alfred Lee Reynolds Developer of Micronoc.
As seen in this photo from 1975, the use of microorganisms to increase soil effectiveness has been done for many decades now. Over the last 40 years Micronoc has been used on millions of acres all over North America on all kinds of crops. Micronoc usage has primarily been in production agriculture.
The utilization of soil biology is the future of agriculture.
The organic food movement of the early 2000s brought awareness of soil health/biology to the mainstream, as organic production became more efficient and profitable. The internet has made the exchange and availability of biological information much easier to gain, and in the first 35 years of Sono Ag products, this information was only spread by word of mouth. Mainstream fertilizer companies did not put out this information, but private and government agencies have started to realize that the current agricultural model is not self-sustaining and cannot provide healthy and abundant food for the growing world population.
In response, businesses and universities are now focusing on soil biology, in addition to plant and seed varieties, to help solve this problem. This shift in focus is driven by the need for sustainable and healthy food production, rather than the profitability of selling and developing GMO seeds. By understanding and utilizing the biology of the soil, we can create a more sustainable and productive agricultural system that can provide healthy and abundant food for the world.
Sono Ag has a significant competitive advantage with Micronoc.
Sono Ag utilizes microorganisms that were isolated from virgin soils, many of which have been reproduced from specimens isolated in the early 1970s. This provides a significant competitive advantage, as virgin soil is difficult to find in agricultural areas, and once soil is exposed to high levels of tillage and chemicals, the biological profile is permanently altered. This makes it highly unlikely that the proper microbes to replicate Micronoc can be isolated. Furthermore, the agricultural community has not focused on soil biology for the last 40 years, further increasing the barriers to competitors.
Disease control by biological means!
The slide was inoculated with Trichoderma viride and Fusarium sp at the same time. AS you can see the green Trichoderma controlled the spread of the Fusarium. This is just one of the many bio controls available.
Bio-pesticide Trichoderma viride
Information and photo from D. Hettiarachchi Consultant Industrial Microbiologist B Sc(Biol.).PGD (Indust Mcb), MSc Indust Mcb)
Barriers to Competitors Manufacturing Processes
Sono Ag has perfected its manufacturing processes over the years, using specialized techniques to ensure the proper balance of species in its products. This balance is essential for the product's viability, and any slight change can cause degeneration of the finished product. To maintain this balance, Sono Ag must carefully control a range of variables, including food source and timing, pH, temperature, and timing of product blending. All of these variables have been tested and refined over the years, and any alteration can drastically affect the product's quality.
Micronoc Competitive Advantages to Other Soil Amendments
Most Biological soil amendments focus on a single soil function, such as the release of stored nutrients. While these amendments can break down organic matter at very high rates and release bound NPK, they are often made up of over aggressive bacteria that are not soil born, which can have severe long-term effects by destroying the natural populations of the soil. When soil organic matter is broken down to very low levels, the soil loses the ability to hold moisture, run off increases, natural nitrogen fixation drops, and more fertilizer will be required.
An alternative to these amendments are products that focus on Mycorrhizae Fungi. Micronoc products contain Mycorrhizae spores as part of the balanced product and do not rely on them solely for soil enrichment. These products use only soil born organisms which support multiple soil functions such as nitrogen fixation, decomposition, disease protection, growth stimulation, water retention, and root formation. This ensures that the soil is enriched in a balanced and sustainable way, without the risk of long-term damage.
Micronoc Competitive Advantages To Compost Tea
- Compost teas have been used for centuries and have some agricultural benefits. However, since the introduction of animal antibiotics compost tea is not the same. 60% of all antibiotics given to production animals is excreted out in the manure. Unless these antibiotics are thermo digested they will be passed onto the soil. Furthermore, the bacteria found in compost tea cannot be more diverse than the bacteria found in the feed. If the feed is not raised on biologically diverse soil, then the manure will not be diverse.
- The manufacturing processes of most Compost Teas are not regulated. If they are using open air tanks, they could be culturing several soil or airborne pathogens from numerous uncontrolled sources. These can be harmful to plants and people. Recently, there have been new restrictions placed on the use of compost tea on food crops due to the risk of illness and death by consumers.
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Micronoc Competitive Advantages to Seed Inoculants
Micronoc is the only inoculant on the market that takes inoculation to new levels by adding more than just Rhizobium. It includes Mycorrhizae Fungi to increase water utilization, potassium uptake and fight root disease, Azotobacteria to fix atmospheric nitrogen for both legume and non-legume plants, and bacillus strains to utilize soil nutrients early in the growing season. Furthermore, it uses specifically isolated Rhizobium for Guar production, and has been repeatedly and consistently shown to produce nodulation on Guar in the US.