(Photo: a pack of Microstar bags, ready to use during the winter crops season)
Buenos Aires, July 30th. As grains production is increasing, farmers are demanding more fertilizers. This year it’s estimated that 4.6 million tons of nutrients will be used in cash crops in Argentina, marking a 5% increase in comparison with 2018.
In this context, Rizobacer is launching Microstar CMB, a new formulation of its successful Microstar products line, which adds cobalt, molybdenum, and boron. “As farmers are looking for higher yields, the impact of micronutrients start to be crucial”, Fernando Sanchez, in charge of the Fertilizers Unite of Rizobacter told to the media.
The company is presenting the new product to the farmers in the largest farm provinces of the country: Santa Fe, Córdoba and Buenos Aires. “Microstar CMB and Microstar PZ are products that are used at a 20 to 40 kilograms per hectare dose. That implies that the planter works with fewer stops to charge the nutrient. Microstar is applied alongside the seed, and it is a very friendly input for farmers”, Sanchez added.
Rizobacter, owned by Bioceres Group, is the third world largest inoculant supplier. In 2012 it started the import of Microstar from France; in 2015, in partnership with De Sangosse, Rizobacter mounted a plant in Pergamino City (where it has its headquarters) to produce Microstar.
“We tested Microstar CMB with prestigious researchers like Luis Ventimiglia, from 9 de Julio region, or Gustavo Ferraris from Pergamino. We think that the addition of this micronutrients to Microstar will help farmers to close the gap with the top ones. Soybean is a crop that only 65% of its acreage is fertilized, and it had been demonstrated that fertilization increases yields from 200 to 1,000 kilograms more per hectare”, Sanchez said.
The use of micronutrients assures an excellent start of the crop, with vigorous roots and a plant stand more homogeneous. The formulation of Microstar CMB includes the TPP technology, that maximizes the phosphorus availability for the plant, via its organic acids complex.