Project Description

TIROS Seed Treatment

Maximise your biological nutrient availability

£65/ha
Return on investment
90%
Chance of a return on investment
5%
Average yield increase
(30 trials)

Seed treatment TIROS is comprised of a unique combination of endophytes which enable all crops to fix nitrogen, sequester phosphorous, potassium and zinc, and better withstand drought stress.

The first true endophytes to be commercialised in the world, TIROS also improves plant germination, increases growth of root and shoot biomass, and creates more robust crops which can handle stress.

The seed treatment’s proven abilities mean that crops require less artificial fertiliser, which is good news for the environment as well as a farmer’s bottom line.

  • Improved germination

  • Increased root mass

  • Increased shoot mass

  • Maximising establishment

  • Enhanced nutrient uptake throughout the season to maximise crop growth

  • Reduce abiotic stress

  • Optimise green leaf area

  • Maximise yield – average yield response 0.55 t/ha over equivalent farm standard

  • Excellent ROI 8:1 with wheat valued at £125/tonne

  • Bacterial endophyte curtobacterium sp WW7 pseudomonas koreensis WW6, in nitrogen limited carbon containing bacterial growth media

  • Liquid seed treatment

  • 10 litres equivalent to 10 tonnes (1 litre per tonne application rate)

  • Active ingredient: > 108 CFU/g curtobacterium sp WW7 and pseudomonas koreensis WW6 (CFU: colony forming unit. Unit of measure for living microorganisms able to multiply).

  • Safety: fully genome mapped guarantees no mammalian toxicity.

  • Storage: original material is freeze dried giving it a minimum 24 months shelf life.

Plants have had associations with micro-organisms since they first appeared on earth. This biological biome confers many properties to the plant – enhanced nutrient availability, growth promotion, abiotic and biotic stress support, in plant detoxification and siderophore production.

The endophytes from the University of Washington have been specially selected to fix atmospheric nitrogen and sequester other nutrients from the soil. They live within the whole plant from root to shoots.
Endophytes can be isolated from poplar, grown in culture, and used to re-inoculate plants

Crop Dose Application Timing Comments
Cereals
Oil Seed Rape
Maize
Pulses
Cover Crops
1.0 L / Tonne Applied to the seed Apply with a Unium “prebiotic” seed support product in sufficient water to give good coverage

For other crops please contact Unium Bioscience for application details.
Other crops tested include : soya, sugar beet, broccoli, kale, tomatoes, beetroot, peppers, lettuce, courgette, soft fruit, fruit trees, forestry, hardy nursery stock, turf.

TIROS ST has been tested alongside the major agrochemical seed treatments with no loss of active ingredient or effectiveness.

Do not apply with non-approved biostimulant seed treatments.

The Effects of Seed Treatments on Nitrogen Accumulation Winter Wheat, Shabras N Lincs 2019
Source: GFP North Lincolnshire 2019
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The Effects of Seed Treatments on Yield t/ha Winter Wheat, Shabras N Lincs 2019
Source: GFP North Lincolnshire 2019
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Tiros treated compared to untreated
The effects with TIROS treated oilseed rape
Chlorophyll content
mg/cm2
GAI (BASF app) Biomass
g/m2
Total leaf nitrogen
g/m2
Total leaf phosphorus
g/m2
+28% +25% +22% +47% +9%
Source: Suffolk 2019
Untreated Vs Tiros Treated

PEER REVIEWABLE DATA

Professor Sharon Doty

University of Washington

PROOF OF CONCEPT

University of Nottingham

Intrinsyx Bio

located at
NASA Ames Research Park

OF&G APPROVED
TIROS is approved for use in organic systems. No: UKE1357

OF&G Organic Systems Logo

PRODUCT OVERVIEW

  • Safety – genome mapped for all strains

  • Easy to use

  • Convenient dose rate

  • Fully tank mixable

  • Affordable to the grower

  • Reliable robust results

THE POWER OF PLANT PARTNERSHIPS

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