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LALRISE VITA is a wettable powder based on plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPRs). Once applied in the soil, the bacteria multiplies and subsequently colonizes the rhizosphere. One of the main modes of action is the ability to solubilize phosphorus from inorganic and organic reservoirs in the soil. LALRISE VITA promotes growth in young plants and increases crop homogeneity, tree height, root mass growth and winter vigour.

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  • Bacillus velezensis at a minimum concentration of 2 x 109 CFU/g
  • Wettable powder
  • Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR)
  • Bacillus velezensis is a naturally occurring beneficial microbe. It is a robust sporulating bacteria which is adapted to difficult conditions (drought, heat).

 

  • Once applied to the soil, the bacteria multiplies and subsequently colonizes the
    rhizosphere. As this happens, the bacteria utilizes root extracts of the plant to sustain the population.
  • In exchange, the bacteria provides many benefits to the plant:
    • Solubilizes phosphorous from organic and inorganic reservoirs
      • Phosphorous is essential to plant nutrition and is often bound in the soil
      • Due to solubilization, it can help maximize what may already be existing in the soil
      • Research has shown an increase in up to 28% of available P in the rhizosphere
    • Helps to increase nutrient availability and reserves in the plant
    • Promotes growth in young plants and increases crop homogeneity, tree height, root mass growth and winter vigour
    • Promotes plant establishment through improved root vigour and nutrient uptake

LALRISE VITA will be available in packages of 1kg and 5kg.

  • An unopened package has a shelf life of 36 months (not to be stored below freezing or above 35°C/95°F)
  • Once opened, bags should be used as quickly as possible. If a partial bag needs to be stored, then be sure to seal the bag tightly and store in a cool dry location.

 

  • Gradually mix LALRISE VITA with water while agitating. Use immediately after preparing suspension.
  • Product requires constant agitation or it should be mixed prior to each application.
  • Do not keep suspension for longer than one day.
  • Product can be applied by:
    • Low volume spray
    • Soil drench (if soil is dry then pre-drench with water and apply product afterwards to avoid over dilution)
    • Root ball drench: pre-drench root ball with approximately 10L (3 gallon) of water
    • Drip irrigation
    • Soil injection probe
  • Product can be tank mixed and is compatible with a wide range of herbicides,
    fungicides, insecticides, and mycorrhizal products. However prior to mixing it is important to check product compatibility with the manufacturer

 

  • The first application of LALRISE VITA should occur at bud break/leaf out in the spring, product should be applied when white roots are present.
  • If applying from:
    • Seed: apply post germination (roots must be present)
    • At planting: apply at time of planting
    • Existing plant in the ground: apply at bud break/leaf out when roots are flushing
  • Repeat the treatment at monthly intervals. Number of applications depend on the crop.
  • The bacterium can be subject to competition in the soil, therefore it must be reapplied to sustain the population.
  • Roots get larger over the growing season so multiple applications of the product will help ensure total and continuous coverage.
  • It is important to remember that: We inoculate the plant and NOT the soil.
  • It is a root inoculant which persists in the rhizosphere where the population is maintained by feeding on root exudates.
  • From the time of inoculation, the bacterium experiences a germination period of 1-2 weeks depending on soil conditions.
  • Once established, the life of the bacterium is determined by ambient soil conditions (humidity and temperature).
  • The goal is to inoculate the roots with enough bacteria to ensure sufficient population persistence for a minimum of three weeks.

NO. The bacteria does not have the ability to move on their own in the soil. They move to the roots via water during application. Once established on the roots, they can move through root growth.

  • Optimal temperature for application is between 10-30°C/ 50-86°F.
  • The minimum soil temperature for application is 10°C/50°F. Anything lower will not allow the microbe to multiply to create a sufficient population to colonize the roots.
  • Product should be applied to moist soil (after rain or irrigation).
  • Do not apply to dry soil or under high temperature conditions.
  • It is critical that the product reaches young roots.
  • LALRISE VITA contains a bacterium while mycorrhizae are fungi
  • Mycorrhizae take time to develop the symbiotic relationship between the roots and the fungi, while LALRISE VITA can quickly occupy the rhizosphere. However, mycorrhizae tend to persist in the soil while LALRISE VITA can be quickly outcompeted.
  • Mycorrhizae are divided into two main categories: endomycorrhizae and ectomycorrhizae, as a result tree species are also split in these two categories. LALRISE VITA can colonize the roots of all types of plants.
  • They are compatible organisms and can be complimentary: LALRISE VITA can quickly colonize the roots and solubilize phosphorous to the plants, while mycorrhizae forms its symbiotic relationship to provide long term benefits.
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Increasing Root Mass & Caliper Size for Grafting Stock

Forrest Keeling Nursery is a leader in the nursery industry producing high quality trees and shrubs. With seven decades of family ownership and management, they produce 1.5 million seedlings annually in more than 200 species, including world class bare root nursery stock. Their products are distributed within 49 states in the United States, as well as internationally to Canada, Europe, and Asia.

Forrest Keeling was interested in LALRISE VITA to see if this biological could already improve a world class product. Chinese chestnut trees grown from seed as grafting stock was identified as an area where increased root mass and caliper size could benefit the nursery production.

The Challenge

Grafting is an incredibly stressful procedure which can result in loss of stock if unsuccessful. The idea of grafting in this case is that certain varieties of trees which produce edible product vary between the quality of the produce and the quality/hardiness of the tree. In this instance the Chinese chestnuts (bouche de betizac variety) produce a very hardy root system but not the best tasting nuts; therefore, they are grown as the root stock and then a more palatable nut is grafted on for growth and ultimate consumption. By doing this the best parts of both trees are being merged together to produce a superior system.

The Trial

The trial was to see if LALRISE VITA could create a denser root mass that would help support the plant during grafting.

Forrest Keeling was also interested to see if caliper could increase to have a larger surface area to optimize success and ease of grafting. LALRISE VITA was applied as a soil drench using a back pack sprayer. The product was mixed to a 0.25 percent solution and applied at four-week intervals. The timeline of the application was:

-April, First application; seedling trays

-May, Second application; plants were transferred to four-inch pots

-June, Third application; plants transferred to 1 gallon pots

-Caliper and height were measured in July and October

Untreated controls were also monitored and measured for comparison. All trees were planted in Forrest Keeling Nursery Mix, which includes mycorrhizae. LALRISE VITA is highly compatible with mycorrhizae and was therefore a complimentary product to the patented soil mix used by Forrest Keeling.

Results

Caliper

Significant difference in caliper at both times of measurement between untreated control and treated trees. The final measurements taken in October resulted in an average caliper of untreated control trees at~61 mm, while treated trees were ~90 mm. A difference of nearly ~30 mm.

Height

There was a significant difference in height between untreated control and treated trees in October. Untreated controls averaged seedling height of ~41 cm, while treated trees averaged ~68 cm, a difference of~27 cm.

Roots

LALRISE VITA showed a strong starter effect for increase root density in plant saplings after 4 weeks under greenhouse conditions.

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