Nachurs Alpine Solutions of Marion, Ohio, recently partnered with Pathway Biologic, LLC of Plant City, Fla., to announce a new advancement in fertility, Rhyzo-Link fertilizer.

Rhyzo-Link is unique to the marketplace. It is a revolutionary combination of premium fertilizer with a blend of eight unique strains of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR). This combination immediately goes to work in-furrow with the seed, or on the leaf surface to increase nutrient availability and enhance nutrient uptake. Rhyzo-Link stimulates plant and root growth and has the natural ability to increase overall plant health, as well as activate plant defense mechanisms. Initially, three formulations are being introduced. Each is a premium fertilizer that combines the highest quality ingredients including orthophosphate, Bio-K technology, essential micronutrients and PGPR technology.

Glen Crowe, national sales manager for Pathway, said, “Pathway products are consistent and compatible because the strains are derived from pure cultures, which are certified in each and every batch. Liquid fertilizer provides an excellent delivery system for the PGPR. Rhyzo-Link will stay in solution and remain viable for at least 18 months. Typically, farmers can expect to increase crop yield and quality by 5 to 20 percent.”

Tommy Roach, director, specialty products and product development for Nachurs explains how the rhizosphere and PGPR work, “Plants alter the composition of exudates based upon environment or stresses to encourage or discourage bacterial growth within the rhizosphere, thus promoting the growth and development of species beneficial to the plant. The microbes we are placing with the fertilizer are specific to improving the bacterial composition of the rhizosphere. Rhyzo-Link has multiple modes of action, which not only promote plant growth, but also enhance nutrient availability and aid in defense from plant pathogens.”