Overview

What

StimZyne+ is a unique hydrocarbon encapsulator that helps to neutralise harmful gases in the soil and release beneficial nutrients making them more available to the plant. The unique natural properties of StimZyne+, stimulates microorganisms in the soil, optimising efficient nutrient uptake while strengthening the plant against pests / disease, and enhancing bioremediation.

When

Over time through over use of pesticides and natural build up of gases, soils become locked up and contaminated with harmful hazardous toxins known as hydrocarbons. These hydrocarbons inhibit microorganisms, soil biology and reduce nutrient uptake from fertilisers & biostimulants. StimZyne+ is the key to unlocking your soils potential opening the gateway for soil life to flourish.

Where

StimZyne+ is

  • 100% natural

  • Fully biodegradeable within 21 days

  • Approved for use on all soil types and can be applied on all amenity turf surfaces.

  • Increases seed germination

StimZyne Plus, acts as a catalyst for compatible partner products when tank mixed, ensuring ultimate efficacy is achieved. StimZyne Plus can also be used for any hydraulic / oil leaks which helps the effective area recover quicker.

Why

StimZyne+ is a dual action formulation with surfactant technology that helps to restore natural biodiversity of the soil, promote plant growth and aid distribution of nutrients more efficiently for the plant to absorb. StimZyne+ also increases the plant’s ability to survive attacks from root feeding pests.

See the 2 stage process below

Stage 1

The first stage of StimZyne+ attracts to and encapsulates hydrocarbons within the soil where naturally occurring microbes feast on the trapped hydrocarbons turning it into carbon dioxide and water.

Stage 2

The second stage of StimZyne+ then encourages plant growth known as (PGP) by promoting cell enlargement and cell division by chemicals such as auxins, cytokinins and gibberellins. Plant growth promoters increase development of shoots and roots enhancing quality and performance. Root respiration and formation increases and leaf growth thickens.

StimZyne+ unlocks the true potential of your soil to take full advantage of all the products you apply utilising all availble nutrients.

How

Apply using a pedestrian or tractor mounted boom sprayer with the correct nozzles calibrated for your output rate and target area. Always use an accurately calibrated applicator and ensure all required PPE is used. Read all labels for compatibility issues if mixing, always dispose of used containers correctly.

StimZyne should be applied to moist soil during cool conditions using a medium or coarse nozzle. Application when rain is expected or when irrigation can be applied will assist delivery of the product to the plant rootzone. Note that where Nemaflo is used it should be thoroughly mixed with half of the water, under constant agitation, before adding StimZyne. Top up the spray tank with the remaining water before application.

Take care to avoid over application of the StimZyne, which may cause some slight yellowing of the turf and reduce its effectiveness. Contact your Agrovista Amenity Adviser for further information.

Initial Application Rate: 5 L/Ha Water Rate:400 - 1000 L/Ha

Following treatments every 3 weeks : 2.5 - 5 L/Ha. Water Rate 400-1000L/Ha

Technical

Bioremediation

Bio means “life”, and remediation is the act of setting something right.

Bioremediation is the process of utilizing living organisms, microorganisms to degrade pollutants and contaminants

from the environment and transform them into less toxic form. Bioremediation is based on the ability of a micro-

organism to degrade the hydrocarbons into components that can be taken up by other micro-organisms as a nutrient

source or can be safely returned to the environment. Degraded organic components are converted into water, carbon-

dioxide and other inorganic compounds. Not only microbes but plants too help in biodegradation of hydrocarbons.

An effective bioremediation requires enzymatic attack by microorganisms to convert pollutants into harmless

products. Environmental parameters should be optimum to help the microorganisms to grow and degrade the

pollutants at a rapid rate. (de la Cueva et al, 2016)

StimZyne+ unlocks carbon resources to microorganisms through the unique encapsulation technology.

Encapsulating hydrocarbons at all 4 areas of interaction from Phyllosphere to the Rhizosphere and Rhizoplane all the way down to the Root encourages bioremediation.

Once the hydrocarbons are encapsulated and broken down, bacteria feast on the newly converted C02. This process of bacteria metabolising and subsequently fixing nitrogen is a key part of the nitrification process within the wider nitrogen cycle.

Microorganisms burn carbon as fuel to form new cell material using their stored nitrogen. Those organisms then excrete excess nitrogen as ammonium. Organic matter is decomposed in soil by microorganisms that use the carbon content as a source of energy to fuel their bodies. This process releases carbon and nitrogen into the soil ecosystem as compounds. Carbon in the form of carbohydrates, and nitrogen in the plant available forms ammonium and nitrate. This process is the foundation of the soil ecosystem.

Beneficial Plant & Microorganism Contribution

To learn more about the life in your soil click here

Defence

Microorganisms in the rhizosphere can be beneficial, harmful and neutral towards plants. However, there is an intense battlefield like competitive activity between them all, with each responding differently to root exudates. As a result, plants have evolved mechanisms with beneficial microorganisms which promote plant defence. For example, to successfully interact with plant tissue a root pathogen will have to successfully negotiate past plant symbiotic fungi in the rhizosphere and rhizoplane.

The same plant symbiotic fungi will recognise this attack, show antagonism to the pathogen and check its advancement to the benefit of both itself and the plant. Alternatively, in response to pathogens plant associated bacteria may induce activation of plant defences, a system referred to as induced systemic resistance (ISR) which is differentiated from pathogen induced plant systemic acquired resistance (SAR).

Plant Growth Promotion

Microorganisms catalyse reactions which form organic acids that in turn solubilise inorganic nutrients into plant available forms. They produce growth stimulating substances and release otherwise locked up elements such as phosphorus through the process of mineralisation. They also reduce the toxicity of elements like sulphur.

In addition, plant associated bacteria can produce phytohormones and growth regulators. Examples of which include cytokinins, gibberellins and auxins such as Indole-3-acetic acid. These substances are involved in root initiation, cell division, and cell enlargement. The effect of this activity on plants can be direct by means of plant growth promotion, or indirect through better water and nutrient availability due to improved root systems.

Root Exudates

The outer epidermal (cell) walls of living root hairs are covered with mucilage and cuticle (protective film). Organic and inorganic compounds accumulated in the cytoplasm of root cells are secreted out. These secretions either constitute compounds intended to provide direct plant defence against pathogens or when in the form of carbohydrates, water soluble sugars, organic acids, vitamins and minerals, amino acids, hormones, amino compounds, phenolics and sugar phosphate esters. Collectively they support and promote direct plant microbial interactions. An increase in root exudation is observed by plant roots when in the presence of microorganisms.

Protozoa

Protozoa are a food source for various forms of soil life, including other protozoa. They also compete against and feed on pathogens which helps to suppress disease. Like some species of nematode, protozoa process nutrients making them available for use by plants and other soil organisms. By selectively feeding on algae and especially bacteria, (some protozoa can consume 5 million bacteria per day) protozoa help to maintain an ecological balance in the soil bacterial composition and population. By cycling nutrient, which in turn stimulates growth in bacterial populations, protozoa correspondingly promote efficient rates of decomposition and particle aggregation.

StimZyne+ Packages

Dedicated tank mixes designed for targeted use. The core focus of StimZyne+ packages is bioremediation while also being used to target specific situations such as pest, moisture, soil and turf health & performance.

Worm suppression

StimZyne+ unlocks the true potential of any tank mixed products especially Outcast & Purity for worm supression. The surfactant and formulation of StimZyne+ bonds to the mucus covering the worms and irritates it, allowing for Outcast / Purity to physically control the worms activity.

Outcast Tank Mix

Application rate:

  • StimZyne+: 10L/Ha

  • Outcast: 20L/Ha

  • Water Rate: 400-1000L/Ha

Follow up rate:

  • StimZyne+: 5L/Ha

  • Outcast: 10L/Ha

  • Water Rate: 400-1000L/Ha

Purity Tank Mix

Initial Application:

  • StimZyne+: 10L/Ha

  • Purity: 50L/Ha

  • Water Rate: 400-1000L/Ha

Follow up Application:

  • StimZyne+: 10L/Ha

  • Purity: 30L/Ha

  • Water Rate: 400-1000L/Ha

Leatherjackets & Chafer grubs

Tank Mix 1

Rigel-G 2 x 1L

StimZyne Plus 2 x 5L

StimZyne Additive 2 x1L

Tank Mix 2

StimZyne Plus 2 x 5L

Turf Shield Pro 2 x 5L

StimZyne Additive 2 x 1 L

Moisture control

AQUAZORB 45 2 x 10L

StimZyne Plus 1 x 5L

Goemar 2.5L

Anti-stress

StimZyne Plus 1 x 5 L

Go Green Energy 2 x 20L

Goemar 2.5L

E2 Pro Elicitor 1 x 1L or 1 x 1L Fossil

Colour & Protect

Stimzyne Plus 1 x 5 L

E2 Pro Phosphite 1 x 10L

Green Lawnger Tr 1 x 2.5L

Fossil 1 x 1L

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