Crop biostimulants

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Some biostimulants can affect plant growth and development positively, according to an AHDB-funded review (Research Review 89).

Biostimulant product types available in the UK and the level of evidence for effects on cereals and oilseed rape (OSR) crops are outlined in this publication.

Points to consider

Understand the environment into which biostimulants are being introduced, especially for products containing microorganisms.

Follow product labels and, if necessary, consult a professional agronomist.

Some biostimulant products are derived from mammalian tissue by-products, including pork and beef material. It is essential to check the acceptability of their use with your trade customers or buyers.

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