A dispersible powder containing selected fungal and bacterial species that have been optimized for breaking down herbaceous material.
Degrades unwanted field stubble and recycles organic matter and nutrients back to the soil for use on the following crops:
- Oilseed rape
Why choose BactoLife SD?
Converting residual crop material into humus requires a series of biological steps that, left to nature, can take long periods of time. So starting the process with selected microbes, and balancing the nutrients required by these microbes, can significantly shorten the process.
In addition to quickly freeing up the top soil for future planting, BactoLife SD will also improve organic matter content. The organic matter content of agricultural soils has been neglected for many decades, but is essential for humus production and is a key source of essential nutrients.
How to apply BactoLife SD
Can be applied as a drench, or through irrigation lines.
Apply BactoLife SD at 3-4 kg/ha diluted in 200L of water.
The effectiveness of BactoLife SD is optimized if applied alongside UAN fertilizer, molasses, and/or BioHumate all of which act as easily available microbial food sources to allow the fungi to start their growth. 30K/ha nitrogen and 5 litres/ha of molasses to initiate breakdown. Bactolife SD is also suitable for activation; see below.
BactoLife SD can also be brewed to make an ‘activated’ form. See technical data sheet or full instructions.
BactoLife SD also makes an effective compost activator/accelerant.
Make up a solution containing 0.5kg of BactoLife SD dissolved in 100 litres of clean water together with 5kg brown sugar and 15 litres of liquid nitrogen (UAN). Spray this mix over the compost to wet and disperse thoroughly without soaking. Turn regularly and maintain 55-60% moisture.
Consult safety and technical data sheets above for further details.
Bactolife SD is approved for use in organic cultivation by the Organic Farmers and Growers Association.