The word biostimulants does not define one single type of product. It is an umbrella term to designate a range of different technologies. Some biostimulant products contain only one of these technologies and others are combinations of multiple technologies.
But, what are biostimulants actually made of?
Biostimulants are made up of a diverse range of microorganisms and substances such as seaweed and plant extracts, amino and humic acids, salts and minerals. Most biostimulants are biologically based and they often include fairly common substances, such as seaweed or lemons, which means that the formulations can rarely be patented.
What is particularly interesting and important about biostimulants is their function and the role they play in plant health and in optimizing agricultural production, rather than what they are comprised of. In order to understand the innovative role biostimulants play, it’s important to look at the effects they have on plants and crop, rather than studying individual ingredients.
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