Bontera Microbial Agricultural Solutions
Profitable, sustainable agriculture depends on healthy soil.
Bontera protects the soil, improves crop health and yield, reduces chemical-fertilizer input.
Bontera formulations contain naturally occurring microbes along with micronutrients and organic acids that work together to promote plant health and improve soil quality and productivity.
Our foliar and soil formulations are proven effective in increasing yields while reducing chemical-fertilizer input.
Bontera’s microbes and other components work together to:
Increase nutrient availability • Promote plant health • Promote root development
Support disease resistance • Build up soil organic matter
“The soil once teemed with microbes that supported crop and soil health. But long-term chemical-based agriculture has degraded these vital microbes – along with our food, water, and soil. Bontera focuses on providing alternatives that restore and protect the very resources growers depend on.”
– Syed H. Imam, PhD, Vice President of R&D, Bontera
Bontera products contain naturally occurring microbes selected for their demonstrated ability to:
Improve crop health and yield • Protect against diseases • Protect and rehabilitate the soil • Reduce chemical-fertilizer input
Bontera is for use in conventional and organic agriculture.
Manufactured to the highest quality standards, Bontera products are 100% organically derived. They are free of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms and are completely compatible with all sustainable and organic growing methods. When used within conventional agriculture, Bontera allows growers to reduce their use of chemical fertilizers. Bontera is safe for humans, animals, and the environment.
Use Bontera products alone or with each other – on any crop – for richer earth and better harvests.
Bontera Impact – The microbes in our soil enhancer have been selected for their demonstrated ability to improve plant health and soil quality and productivity. Impact can also be used as a pre-planting treatment, applied directly to seeds or to seedlings at the time of transplanting.
Bontera Foliar I – Our foliar spray is applied to plants to promote plant health. Its organic acids and micronutrients penetrate the microscopic pores, or stomata, of plant leaves, making nutrients directly available to the plants. The microbes in Foliar I help protect plants from diseases.
Bontera’s microbes perform many complex functions in improving plant health and soil productivity, but to sum it up simply, it’s their production of bioactive compounds that drive Bontera’s key benefits.
Increased nutrient bioavailability.
Phosphate, potassium, and other nutrients in the soil are often in forms that roots can’t absorb. When added to the soil, Bontera’s microbes solubilize these nutrients, converting them into readily absorbable forms. Nitrogen-fixing microbes similarly convert atmospheric nitrogen into forms that plants can use. When applied to leaves, the micronutrients and beneficial organic acids in Bontera penetrate pores on the leaves, making nutrients directly available to the plants.
Robust root development.
Specialized microbes promote root hair development, greater root mass, and deeper root proliferation. This increases access to nutrients and moisture throughout the soil, yielding healthier plants and more vigorous crops.
In addition to promoting healthier plants that better resist disease and other stresses, Bontera’s microbes inhibit the growth of certain soil pathogens, discourage disease-causing nematodes and other organisms from inhabiting the root zone, and when applied to leaves, protect against certain diseases.
Buildup of soil organic matter (SOM).
A vital storehouse of nutrients and moisture, SOM increases soil’s water-retention capacity and reduces nutrient leaching. Bontera’s microbes not only decompose animal and plant material into SOM, they increase the raw material available for decomposition by attracting beneficial soil dwellers and increasing root mass.