Feb 08, 2024
PhycoTerra® ST has been named a Top 10 Most Innovative Product by Seed World. Seed World recognized ten innovators with seed products making impactful changes for growers across the globe. Winners were chosen based on their ability to deliver ROI for growers, uniqueness of the product, market potential, and societal impact.
PhycoTerra® ST is moving the needle for growers with amazing ROI, high mixability and low application rates and garnering recognition across the industry. In addition to being honored by Seed World as a top innovative product, PhycoTerra® ST was recently recognized by the Algae Biomass Organization as their 2021 Product of the Year.
Launched in 2021, PhycoTerra® ST is a pioneer in its field as one of the first seed treatments to utilize microalgal technology to apply a high-quality carbon coat to the seed. Sourced from nature, this unique formulation serves as a balanced food source for the microbes that live on and around the seed, activating them and putting them to work as soon as it is sown. A thriving and diverse seed microbiome plays a critical role in germination, stand establishment, and a crop’s eventual yield, vigor, and ability to withstand abiotic stresses, such as drought, flooding, and temperature extremes.
Chad Bush, Heliae® Agriculture’s Northern Business Unit Manager, spoke with Seed World about PhycoTerra® ST’s unique mode-of-action and how it benefits growers by helping them feed and wake up the beneficial microbes in the seed microbiome, which is the crop’s first interaction with the soil.
PhycoTerra® ST is a pasteurized, shelf-stable seed treatment that can easily be combined with a wide range of seed treatments. Formulated to feed a diverse range of beneficial native microorganisms, PhycoTerra® ST synergizes with inoculants, such as Bradyrhizobia species, and is effective across a wide range of soil types and crops.
PhycoTerra® ST trials have shown consistent ROI for growers, with a 21:1 ROI for soybeans, a 67:1 ROI for corn, and a 309:1 ROI for canola. Take a look at the crop results of all PhycoTerra® products, now on over a million acres of farmland worldwide!
Interested in learning more about PhycoTerra® ST? Listen to our most recent webinar: Using PhycoTerra® ST to manage through challenging weather conditions.
Learn more about PhycoTerra® products and how they help growers throughout the season, from planting to post-harvest residue management.