PHYSIOLOGICAL

Technology that aims to promote the correct hormone balance, reduce stress and enhance development and production efficiency of plants.

REINFORCING THE PLANT’S NATURAL ABILITY TO WITHSTAND STRESSES, RESULTING IN A HEALTHIER PLANT DELIVERING MORE MARKETABLE CROP

Formulation registered, tested and approved by research and farmers:

Bio-Forge® is a patented formulation of N,N’ — diformyl urea, classified as an antioxidant, and shown to significantly improve growth in a variety of agricultural crops by working on the genetic level. Bio-Forge works by up-regulating genes from the plant’s own major antioxidative pathways as well as genes responsible for root growth. Genes responsible for the production of ethylene are down-regulated.

Why apply products that influence the physiological processes of plants?

High genetic potential in seed purchased and good cultural practices are needed for optimal plant productivity. However without managing the influence of stress and supporting the physiological processes that will lead to high yields, on average, less than 30% of the genetic potential of the crop is expressed. Genetic expression is compromised by stress, usually from unfavourable weather. Stress results in an imbalance between growth hormones (auxin, cytokinin and gibberellic acid) and stress hormones (ethylene and abscisic acid). This hormone imbalance negatively impacts productivity. The application of products to maintain the appropriate hormone balance throughout the growing season make plants more resistant to stress, thereby facilitating the expression of their full genetic potential in terms of enhanced yield and quality. Biotechnology and breeding provide the genetic potential, Stoller’s products helps to realise it.

FEATURE BIO-FORGE
US Patent No. 6040273 – Unparalleled in marketplace, unique mode of action
Scientific Proof – Physiological effects proven by research on advanced physiology
Antioxidant – Reduces oxidative stress
Application Flexibility – Tank-mix compatible, wide range of crops and application methods (soil, foliar, irrigation and seed)
Commercial proof – Positive results shown in different regions

BENEFITS

– Optimises plant functionality during stress;
– Improves root growth for efficient nutrient uptake;
– Supports recovery after severe stress events (i.e. herbicide, hail, temperature damage);
– Strengthens drought resistance of crops;
– Enhances germination and establishment;
– Increased productivity;
– More efficient plants;
– Greater profitability for the farmer;