Seaweed Biostimulant made from 100% Giant Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera)
Increasing crop productivity and resilience.
Every minute, we are losing 30 soccer fields of soil mostly due to intensive farming.
And about a third of the world’s soils are already degraded. If we continue at this rate, all top-soils of the world will be degraded in only 60 years.
Unpredictable weather patterns add further stress to crops, leading to decreasing yields putting the world’s food security at high risk.
Conventional farming techniques and practices must change. New products and practices need to be widely adopted to reverse the damage and ensure ongoing productivity.
Stimplus+ biostimulant is one of those products.
Our biostimulant helps crops cope with climatic stresses, increases productivity, restores health back to the soil and increases the nutritional content of the crop.
Stimplus+ also reduces the need for synthetic fertilisers, thus reducing the excess nutrient run off that finds its way back into the coastal oceans disrupting coastal ecosystems, increasing ocean acidification, dead zones and algal blooms.
Top Benefits for the Planet
Sourced sustainably and contributes to regenerative agriculture
Reduces excess nutrient run-off
Reduces the use of fresh water
Top Benefits for the Farmer
Higher crop yield
Reduced spend on chemical fertilisers
Safe and easy to use
Top 3 Benefits for Crops
1. Improves resistance to abiotic stress
Droughts, floods, early frost, excessive heat, cold or salinity are just some of the abiotic stressors responsible for 50-70% of the yield losses farmers report.
These stress factors can alter the internal processes of plants, making them more susceptible to pathogens and pests, reducing productivity, growth and survival rate.
Early trial results show treating crops with Stimplus+ is an effective way to improve:
- Tolerance to stress in adverse growing conditions
- Plant establishment
2. Improves soil health
Soil health is essential to sustainable and productive agriculture.
Synthetic fertilisers are widely used in agricultural practices today but are a double edged sword. While they boost plant growth and make up for nutrient deficiency in the soil by injecting large amounts of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus, they disrupt activity of microorganisms in the soil and the balance of plant nutrient uptake. Excessive use leads to soil toxicity, decreased soil organic matter and fertility and surface and groundwater contamination which can cause significant harm to the environment and human health.
Stimplus+ restores and maintains agricultural soil health and increases its fertility, while increasing the biodiversity and activity of microorganisms in the soil that are essential to crop health. It contributes to production of organic products while leaving no chemical residues. Long term harm to the soil is decreased because of the reduced need for syntheric and chemical fertiliser.
3. Increases Nutrient Uptake
Nutrient uptake is the mechanism that plants use to absorb nutrients essential for their growth and is key to healthy and efficient plant development. Efficient nutrient uptake contributes to stronger crops that are able to resist environmental stress. Nutritional content of fruit and vegetables are declining because of the lack of available nutrients in the soil.
Biostimulants naturally stimulate the plant’s physiology in order to increase the use of available essential nutrients. These nutrients have a positive effect on the plant’s metabolism, leading to increased fruit size, weight, colour and firmness with more uniformity.
They do this by stimulating root growth, creating a more robust root system and increasing nutrient uptake efficiency, ensuring that plants can absorb nutrients when they need, despite a lower availability.
- increase micronutrients and macronutrients in the leaves
- increase plant and grain concentration of nutrients (N, P, K, Ca, Mg,Fe,Zn,Mn,Cu,P)
- increase in nutrient uptake, growth and root size