The importance of biostimulants in crops

When we talk about organic farming, countless terms come to mind; land, compost, food, sustainability, ecological … In today’s post we want to highlight the importance of one of these many concepts, such as biostimulants.

What is a biostimulant? Vital in the life process of food, biostimulants are those substances or microorganisms that, once we apply them to our crops, allow them to better absorb nutrients, facilitate their growth and enhance their agronomic characteristics.

We are living in a boom time for biostimulants due to the many benefits they offer to agriculture. In fact, they allow to solve the inefficiencies in the field that exist today even though production practices have been improved in a more environmentally friendly way. They provide more performance and quality, so more is produced with less, and in a more respectful way with the environment and the environment.

We can list different advantages of biostimulants, such as:

– They improve the vigor, yield and quality of the harvest.

– They help the absorption of nutrients and translocation.

– Enrich the organoleptic quality of the fruits.

– Better soil fertility and growth of beneficial microorganisms.

– Increase the efficiency of plant metabolism.

The ecological biostimulant is not the same as the ecological fertilizer, they work differently. Some of the differences between them are:



They aim to improve the plant’s nutrient absorption mechanisms They aim to provide the necessary nutrients to the plant
Crop biostimulation improves tolerance to biotic stress Fertilizers lack this feature
Biostimulation is applied in small amounts They are applied in large quantities
Improve nutrient absorption and translocation They are essential in the nutrition and formation of cell walls


At Defeder we encourage and encourage the use of organic biostimulants from Bios, a company committed to environmentally friendly products made with high quality raw materials. Focused on organic and ecological agriculture, it works with the mission of creating value and differentiation.


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