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Bio-Forge® — Designed to Improve Plant Performance
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Bio-Forge is produced from the highest quality, pure ingredients to ensure consistent performance. In addition, the Stoller manufacturing facility is designed to maintain the product integrity and stability through advanced process and quality control systems and procedures.
Mode of Action
Bio-Forge® is a patented formulation of N,N’ — diformyl urea, classified as an antioxidant, and shown to significantly improve growth in a variety of agricultural crops by working on the genetic level. Bio-Forge works by up-regulating genes from the plant’s own major anti-oxidative pathways as well as genes responsible for ethylene production and root growth.
Reducing Ethylene Increases Drought Tolerance
Ethylene is a gas produced in the cells to regulate the movement of hormones. Produced in normal amounts, it is a key component for proper cell functioning. Under stress conditions, however, ethylene can be overproduced, causing premature cell death and plant damage.
Bio-Forge suppresses excessive ethylene at the genetic level by up-regulating the Dreb1A gene, a gene shown to play a role in drought tolerance. By inducing the regulatory master gene Dreb1A, a cascade affect in turn up-regulates other genes involved in resistance to drought and other environmental stresses.
Improved Cellular Viability
Bio-Forge is shown to up-regulate the four enzymes that protect plants from damaging free radicals which can occur in response to drought, injury from herbicides and pesticides, nutrient deficiencies and extreme temperatures.
The four enzymes are:
Dehydroascorbate reductase (DHR)
Thioredoxin reductase (THR)
Improved Root Growth Ensures Optimal Hormone Balance and Efficient Nutrient Uptake
Plant hormones must be constantly synthesized and regulated in the meristematic tissue (root tip cells) of the plant. Maintaining and prolonging healthy root tip growth is critical to the optimal hormone balance needed for maximum genetic expression.
Bio-Forge up-regulates RLS4 gene, the gene responsible for improving root development. Continuous root tip growth helps keep a healthy level of plant hormones during all stages of growth. Continuous root tip growth also improves nutrient uptake. Nutrients are essential for the synthesis of hormones, the perception of hormone levels and also impact the length and degree of hormone acivity.
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Documented Yield Increases
The Ohio State University — Corn
To represent stress, plants were first subjected to extreme wet then extreme dry conditions. Bio-Forge was then applied and compared to corn treated with fungicides. Bio-Forge enhanced yields by 8.4 to 13.2 bu/acre over fungicide-treated plants.
Bio-Forge. What it is and how it works.
- Bio-Forge® Unique Attributes
- Bio-Forge® Application Information
- Bio-Forge Antioxidant
- Bio-Forge & Late Plant Issues
- IL Case History - Soybeans
- IA Corn Crop Case History
- Texas Corn Case History
- Bio-Forge® Cotton Case History
- Cabbage Crop Case History