NitroPlus is a seed inoculant for legumes composed of bacteria called rhizobia in a solid-based carrier of soil and charcoal. The rhizobia form nodules with the legumes such as peanut, sitao, soybean, and mungbean. The legume-rhizobia symbioses fix the nitrogen from air making it available for the plants.
NitroPlus™ comes in powder form in 100-gram packet which can be used to coat seeds before sowing. The product has fertilizing value equal to 30 kg N/ha that can substitute chemical nitrogen fertilizer at reduced cost.
Rate of application:
- Peanut - 3 packs/ha
- Mungbean - 4 packs/ha
- Cowpea- 3 packs/ha
- Pole Sitao- 2 packs/ha
- Soybean- 10 packs/ha
Shelf-life: Six months
Avoid exposure to high temperature or direct sunlight.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Developed from 1974 to 1980, NitroPlus™ was the result of a six-year research to address the high cost and the increasing environmental problems caused by chemical nitrogen (N) fertilizers. Consisting of pure effective rhizobia grown in suitable carrier, NitroPlus™ was developed as a biofertilizer for legumes which will replace or supplement chemical N fertilizer.
- Affordable and effective substitute for chemical nitrogen fertilizer.
- Increases crop yield and income. Results of field trials showed an increase in yield of 100% for soybean, 29% for mungbean, and 39% for peanut.
- Environment-friendly because it conserves soil nitrogen.
- Easy to use.
- Use 2 packs of NitroPlus™ per hectare for pole sitao, 3 packs for peanut or cowpea, 4 packs for mungbean, and 10 packs for soybean.
- Put seeds in a large container and moisten them by sprinkling with tap water. Make sure that the seeds are moist but not soggy.
- Add NitroPlus™ to seeds. Be sure to use the right NitroPlus™ for the specific seed being used. Mix thoroughly until each seed is evenly coated. Note that the amount of NitroPlus™ depends on the legume to be planted.
- Plant the seeds as soon as possible. Be sure not to expose the inoculated seeds to sunlight.