Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AD is a biological fertilizer based on a selected strain of naturally-occurring beneficial Nitrogen-fixing symbiotic aerobic bacteria -Acetobacter diazotrophicus ( MTCC 1226 ). Owing to their unique metabolism they can actively fix atmospheric nitrogen aerobically. It is found in symbiotic relationship with plants (such as sugar cane and coffee) as an endophyte and gets associated with plants by colonizing their internal tissues. Acetobacter diazotrophicus is capable of surviving in high sugar concentrations. It is specifically used for sugar cane crops.
Overdependence and abuse of nitrogenous fertilizers based on fossil fuel / chemical has resulted in depletion of beneficial soil microbial organisms. Cost of chemical nitrogenous 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 - AD contains vegetative cells of Acetobacter diazotrophicus . 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 - AD 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.
Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AD is capable of fixing Nitrogen in the roots , stems and leaves of Sugarcane plant.
Bio Active compound synthesis : Acetobacter diazotrophicus 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 which promotes cane growth and sugar recovery from the cane.
Method of Application
Sett Treatment : Mix 2.5 Kg of Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS with 200 L of water and soak the setts for 30 minutes in this solution and then plant in the main field.
Note: Do not store treated setts for more than an hour.
Soil application : Mix 5 Kg/ acre of Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS with 100 Kg of compost/ FYM and apply to an acre of soil within 3 months of planting of sugarcane.
Drip Irrigation : Mix 1 Kg / 1 L of Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AS in sufficient quantity of water to dissolve it. Filter the solution and use this solution in drip stream for 1 Acre of land.
Nitrogen supplementation for Sugarcane
Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AD is suitable for application on Sugar cane , Sugar Beet and Sweet Potato
Agri Life NITROFIX TM - AD is stable for a period of 12 months from the date of manufacturing.