Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS is a biological fertilizer based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring heterotrophic beneficial bacteria - Azospirillum lipoferum (NCIM 2908 ). Owing to their unique metabolism they can actively fix atmospheric nitrogen in soil through a symbiotic relation with the graminaceous plants. It is used as an effective soil application product.
Overdependence and abuse of nitrogenous fertilizers based on fossil fuel / chemical has resulted in depletion of beneficial soil microbial organisms. Cost of chemical nitrogenus fertilizers is increasing progressively and making it unaffordable to farmers. Biological nitrogen Fixation ( BNF) is proven concept for over a century and is a cost effective proposition.
Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS contains vegetative cells of Azospirillum lipoferum . It is formulated as carrier based powder with CFU count of 5 X 10 ^ 7 / g. and as 1*10^8 CFU/ml Liquid. Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS is registered under the Fertilizer Control Order- Govt of India. Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS is approved for use in Organic Agriculture.
Mode of Action
Nitrogen cannot be absorbed by the plants owing to the strong triple bonds between the nitrogen atoms making it inert and therefore non assimable by plants.
Bio Active compound synthesis : Azospirillum lipoferum produces growth promoting substances such as Indole acetic acid (IAA), and gibberellins that promote root proliferation and increase the rootlet density and root branching which resulting in increased uptake of mineral and water
Method of Application
Seed Treatment : Mix 10 g. of Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS with 10 g. of crude sugar in sufficient water to make a slurry and coat 1 Kg of seeds, dry in shade and sow / broadcast / dibble in the field.
Note : Do not store treated / coated seeds more than 24 hrs
Seedling treatment : Mix 100 g. Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS with sufficient quantity of water and organic manure to form a slurry. The seedlings are dipped in this slurry for 30 minutes prior to planting so that the bacteria get attached to the roots.
Soil application : Mix 3-5 Kg/ acre of Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS with compost and apply to an acre of soil.
Drip Irrigation :
Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS is suitable for application on Cereals and Millets
It can also be used for Fibre Crops , Sugar Crops , Forage Crops , Plantation crops ,Vegetables, Fruits, Spices , Flowers , Medicinal crops , Aromatic Crops , Orchards and Ornamentals.
Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.