Agriculture OMBT product FAQs
How does bacteria improve the health of soil and growth of plants?
Healthy, organicallysufficient soil compacts in the hand and has a moist texture that can be molded. The bacteria work to decompose organic matter, fixate nitrogen, and reduce soil salinity. All of this is important because it creates naturally fertile soil, maximizing nutritional programs and making nutrients more readily available. Increasing the biological content of a soil’s ecosystem makes it more permeable, allowing the soil to absorb water and encourage healthy populations of microorganisms that metabolize fertilizers and nutrients that were previously unused.
Is Agriculture OMBT safe for organic food production?
Yes! Our microbial products are used for organic food production on farms throughout North America and Latin America.
Is Agriculture OMBT a fertilizer?
A common misconception is that Agriculture OMBT is not a fertilizer. It is a biological soil conditioner that works by metabolizing organic matter and minerals in your farm fields. Our innovative microbial products make more food and nutrients available to your plants, which, in turn, increases the fertility of the soil.
How does Agriculture OMBT work to reduce the effects of soil salinity?
Agriculture OMBT relies on two different mechanisms to reduce the effects of salts in soil, which leads to soil salinity. The first occurs rapidly and the second more gradually, reducing the actual salinity of your top soil over time. Please go to “Our Science” Section tab to learn more about how OMBT products reduce soil salinity.
Can I use too much Agriculture OMBT?
No. In fact, we have had customers with problem areas use Agriculture OMBT at 5 times the recommended rate on a weekly basis to remediate challenging soil conditions. When you exceed our recommended dosage, we recommend you monitor and adjust fertilizer dosage during this period accordingly to compensate for potential increased plant nutrient uptake rates.
How will I know when I can stop using Agriculture OMBT?
Once a healthy bacterial base of active microorganisms within the soil has been established, you may be able to reduce your application of Agriculture OMBT.
Is Agriculture OMBT toxic or dangerous?
No. Our microbial products are not toxic or dangerous, nor do they require any special licenses or hazardous materials handling procedures or equipment to use. This product will not corrode surfaces or react chemically.
Is Agriculture OMBT organic?
Yes. Agriculture OMBT is 100% organic and is composed of water, bacteria, fungi, archaea, and algal protists.
Why do you recommend reducing my existing nutrient program by up to 30% when using Agriculture OMBT?
Agriculture OMBT helps to break down fertilizers, phosphorous, and fixates nitrogen to make nutrients more available to the plant. Because it absorbs nutrients more efficiently, plants require less fertilizer materials, reducing cost for growers.