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Albit is a unique biological fertilizer with three main characteristics: antidoteplant growth stimulant and immunizer that improves drought resistance by up to 60%, increases yield averagely by 16.6% and allows to cut costs on fertilizers by up to 30%. 

- Brand-new biotech product showing universal growth stimulation on all investigated plants. The efficiency of Albit has been confirmed in more than 500 field trials on 60 agricultural crops. 

- When applied with traditional pesticides and fertilizers Albit reduces stress caused by chemical treatments. The addition of Albit to herbicides increases the yield averagely by 16.6% over pure herbicide treatment. 

- Albit increases yield of wheat by 0.3-0.5 t/ha, barley by 0.4-1.1 t/ha, sorghum 0.3 t/ha, rice by 0.7 t/ha, maize by 0.4 t/ha, cotton by 0.3 t/ha, canola by 0.4 t/ha, vegetables by 1.9-11.9 t/ha, oats by 0.5 t/ha, horticultures by 0.1-1.6 t/ha, vine by 1.93 t/ha on average.

- Albit increases plant drought and heat resistance by 10-60%.

- Albit improves yield quality: increases the content of gluten in wheat, oil in rapeseed and reduces mycotoxin contamination.

- Albit protects plants against a wide range of main diseases (rots, rusts, spots, wilts). The application of Albit allows to cut costs onfungicides by up to 50% and on conventional fertilizers by 10-30%.

Reliable: provides consistent results from year to year under different weather and soil conditions on a variety of crops. Reproducibility of Albit effect is averagely by 96% higher than that of other biostimulants.

- Albit is very compact (1 L for 25 hectares). A liquid product that is easy to use. Shelf life 3 years.   

- Albit has been successfully used over 20 years by farmers in 25 countries ranging from Germany and Switzerland to China and Australia.

Non-toxic:

- No adverse human, animal or environmental impact  (8 times less toxic than table salt). Certified for use in organic farming. Successfully used for over 18 years by farmers in 29 countries ranging from Germany and Switzerland to the USA. 

- Poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) is the active ingredient and Albit is the first product to use PHB as its basis.

- PHB is derived from the bacteria Bacillus Megatherium which occurs naturally on plant roots to stimulate growth, protect against disease and environmental stress and increase the content of PHB by 77% of its dry biomass.

- Another bacterium, Pseudomonas aureofaciens, enhances the synthesis of PHB by the principal producer.

- Depolymerases and other enzymes excreted by P. aureofaciens also convert PHB into a form (oligomers, β-aminobutyrate) physiologically active in plants.

 

FIELD TRIAL RESULTS

 

BENEFITS OF ALBIT

 

Approximate application recommendations and profitability of Albit for the main agricultures in Australia: 

 

Culture

Way of treatmt and average application rates

Con-sumption of Albit, ml/hectare

Field area which can be treated with 1 litre of Albit in hectares

Yield increase, kg/hectare

Extra yield (in kg) provided by 1 litre of Albit

Average yield crop in Australia kg/ha

Winter wheat

presowing 40ml/tonne;
foliar spraying (twice), 40 ml/hectare

90

11.1

500

5600

2300

Spring barley

presowing treatment, 40 ml/tonne;
foliar spraying (twice), 40 ml/hectare

90

11.1

390

4300

1800

Sorghum

presowing seed treatment, 10 l/t; Spraying at the stages of 3-5 leaves 300 l/ha

80

12.5

481

5990

4500

Canola

(seeds)

presowing treatment, 50 ml/tonne;
foliar spraying, ml/hectare

60

16.6

390

3200

1300

Potato

presowing treatment, 100 ml/tonne;
foliar spraying (twice), 40 ml/hectare

470

2.1

343

7300

35 000

Maize(corn)

presowing treatment, 100 ml/tonne;
foliar spraying (twice), 40 ml/hectare

82

12.2

370

4500

4300

Cotton

presowing treatment, 75 ml/tonne;
foliar spraying, 40 ml/hectare

40

25.0

320

8000

1800

Rice

presowing treatment, 50 ml/tonne;
foliar spraying, ml/hectare

45

22.2

730

16 220

2500

Albit is the plants stimulant of biological origin which is developed by Russian scientists and competitive with the best analogues up-country and abroad. In the last decade, Albit becаme the standard for its class of biopesticides in crop production.

 

What is the reason for the success of Albit?

A significant drawback of traditional pesticides is their inability to protect plants from abiotic stresses. All huge arsenal of plant protection methods existing now aims to combat diseases and pests (usually causing yield losses in the range of 15-30 %). Meanwhile, the yield losses of major crops occurring due to abiotic stress factors (drought, extreme temperatures, salinity and soil pollution, pesticide stress, etc.) are estimated at 51-82 %, which is greater than the losses due to pests and diseases (Biochemistry and molecular biology of plants / Eds. B.B. Buchanan, W. Gruissem, R.L. Jones. – American Society of Plant Physiologists, 2006). In particular, any pesticide treatment of plants has a stress side effect even on the main culture. Under the influence of herbicides, net photosynthetic rate is reduced by 44-100 %, fungicides - by 21-35 %, insecticides - by 36-81 % (Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, V. 86 - 2006).

Albit LLC employees develop biological stimulators and immunizations for over 40 years. They created a multipurpose antistress agent, using the potential of natural beneficial microorganisms that live on plant roots. Unlike many analoguesAlbit has no direct stimulatory effect on the growth but enhances the natural immunity and stress tolerance of plants, thereby increasing yield.

 

Brand-new automatic fermentation equipment which Albit is produced on

The active ingredient of Albit is a natural biopolymer poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) synthesized by soil beneficial bacteria Bacillus megatherium and Pseudomonas aureofaciens. In the natural environment, these bacteria inhabit on plant roots and stimulate root growth, protect plants from diseases and environmental stresses. The formulation also contains a set of substances which potentiate and stabilize the effect of PHB: Magnesium sulphate, Dipotassium phosphate, Potassium nitrate, Urea, and Coniferous extract. Albit does not contain living microorganisms, that makes its activity more stable and less dependent on environmental conditions. Albit is a cost effective and 8 times less toxic than a table salt. 

 

On the left: Phase-contrast microscopy of bacteria (Bacillus megaterium) with granules of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB). On the right: structural formula of the PHB

Mechanisms of action of Albit are based on natural resistance reactions of plants: stimulation of antioxidant enzymes and induction of immune response, regulation of uptake of nutrients and plant development.

Albit increases yield of cereals, sugar beet, sunflower, potato, flax, vegetables, legumes, horticultures, fodder grasses averagely by 5-20%. The yield increase of plant species having high undisclosed potential (such as buckwheat and canola) might reach up to 50 % over the control.

In field trials, Albit provided averagely 2.25 times higher yield increase than other biostimulants and plant growth regulators. The effectiveness of Albit was practically the same as that of chemical fungicides, which are ten times more expensive.

Yield quality. Albit increases gluten content in wheat grain by 0.5-5.1% (averagely by 2.3%). Albit also improves yield quality of other crops, for example, increases sugar content in sugar beet by 0.3-2.0%, output of sunflower oil and a content of flax fibre by 26–55%. In vegetables, Albit increases content of vitamins by 6-25 % whereas content of nitrates decreases by 16–26%. Joint application of 1 ml of Albit with insecticides provides additionally 5 L of canola oil on average. 

Protection against diseases. Albit possesses protective activity, suppressing development of the broad range of main diseases of agricultural crops (root rots, powdery mildew, leaf spots, brown rust, fusarioses, septorioses, anthracnose, scab, late blight, black leg, white and grey decay, bacterioses, etc.); Albit is officially registered in Russia as a mean of protection against 26 diseases. Biological efficiency of the pesticide against diseases is 40-90% averagely. Efficiency of Albit against many diseases is not inferior to that of much more expensive chemical means of protection. E.g., the biological efficiency (BE) of Albit against root rots of cereal crops is 59–81% averagely, whereas BE of chemical fungicides is just 40-70%.

Unlike chemical fungicides, Albit is not toxic and does not eradicate pathogens, but it increases the natural resistance (immunity) of plants. Therefore, plants should be treated before appearance of the first signs of disease, and infestation with complex of pathogens must not exceed 30% (in absence of internal infections). At higher infestation level, the biostimulant is recommended to combine (mix together) with chemical fungicides.

Albit differs from chemical fungicides by another unique feature. Albit affects not only the plant, but also a huge (tens of billions of microorganisms per gram of soil), diverse microbial world, living on its roots. Chemicalization of agriculture using intensive technology destroys the natural microbiocenosis capable of protecting plants from phytopathogens. Pesticides inhibit microbial activity of the soil by 30-50%. Albit recovers natural community of beneficial microorganisms on the roots of plants. Treatment with Albit reduces the number of pathogenic microscopic fungi (e.g., the genus Fusarium) in soil at the root by 25-75%. Instead, Albit induces the reduction of pathogenic fungi (for example Fusarium species), and increase the number of useful micromycetes (Gliocladium and Trichoderma) – antagonists of plant pathogens by 20-150%. As a result, the possibility of infection of plants by soil pathogens reduces. Traditional chemical fungicides are very different. Usually, they are able to protect seed against root rot infection reliably. However, the result of the pesticide stress is increased sensitivity of seedlings to secondary infection from the soil, while Albit provides more complex and long-term protection regardless of the infection type (seed or soil).

Reduction of fungicidal load. Treatment of plants with the majority of chemical pesticides causes stress and temporary oppression of the plants, negatively affecting yield and yield quality. Albit relieves the fungicide-mediated stress, and also increases natural protective mechanisms of plants against diseases, that lead to increasing fungicidal activity of a chemical pesticide. Therefore, the usage of chemical fungicides mixed with Albit makes possible application of the lowest recommended fungicide rates. 252 field trials with chemical fungicides and protectants based on benomyl, dimethomorph, dithianon, difenoconazole, carbendazim, carboxin, mancozeb, metalaxyl, propiconazole, sulphur compounds, spiroxamine, tebuconazole, thiabendazole, thiram, triadimenol, flutriafol, copper compounds, cymoxanil, cyproconazole and epoxiconazole) demonstrated that halved dose of a chemical fungicide in combination with Albit is as effective as the full dose of fungicide.

Growth of spring barley var. Vizit after pre-sowing seed treatment with fungicide (1) and fungicide + Albit (2) (National Institute of Legumes and Groat Crops, 2005 — left picture, and 2006 — right picture)

Owing to reduction of the dose of chemical fungicides and fungicidal seed treatment agents, Albit make possible considerable reduction the cost of plant protective treatments (by 20-45%).

Relieving herbicidal stress. Besides their main functions (protection of plants from weeds), pesticides always cause stress to plants which they are devoted to defend. To reduce pesticide toxicity, special substances called ‘antidotes’ (safeners) - might be used. Application of Albit as a safener together with herbicides saves up to half of the yield of cereals, sugar beet, soybean, flax and other cultures. Antistress activity of Albit is especially pronounced in case of winter cereals treatment in EC stage 20-29 (tillering). The plants, weakened by winter, herbicides and root rots, respond to Albit treatment with a dramatic increase of productivity (up to 10 centners/hectare under field conditions).

In field trials, application of Albit together with herbicides provided considerable yield increase of all major crops.

 

Antidote effect of Albit in combination with herbicides (yield increase in sets of Albit + herbicides as compared to pure herbicides):

Maize 19.3%

Flax (straw) 11%

Onion 18%

Sunflower 6.5%

Millet 41%

Winter wheat 16%

Spring wheat 11%

Canola 5%

Sugar beet 6.9%

Winter barley 18%

Spring barley 11.8%

 

For example, the trial of Orenburg State Agrarian University demonstrated that Albit increases effectiveness of all herbicides commonly used in this region:

Efficiency of combined application of Albit and herbicides on spring wheat 
(field trials of Orenburg State Agrarian University, 2005)

By now, the antidote activity of Albit was has been proven in combination with herbicides based on 2,4-D amidosulphuron, haloxyfop R-methyl, desmedipham, dicamba, quizalofop-p-tefuryl, clopyralid, metsulfuron-methyl, tralkoxidim, triasulfuron, tribenuron-methyl, trifluralin, thriflusulphuron-methyl, phenmedipham, fenoxaprop-ethyl, florasulam, fluazifop-p-butyl, quizalofop-p-ethyl, chlorsulfuron and ethofumesate.

In a similar way, due to its antidote activity, Albit applied together with insecticides against plant louses, leaf beetles, Swedish fly, Colorado beetle, caterpillars and other insect pests increases plant productivity by 5-93% over control (treatment with insecticide alone).

It is known that treatment of wheat by insecticides against shield-backed bugs reduces accumulation of gluten in grain. Addition of Albit to the insecticides increases gluten content by 1.2–4.6% comparing to the treatment with insecticide alone. Combination of Albit and insecticides provides pronounced positive effect also on canola.

In summary, combined use of Albit with fungicides, insecticides and herbicides increases their efficiency by 5 - 93 %. According to head of one of the advanced farms-consumers of Albit , only together with Albit all fungicides he used before started working with their full capacity, i.e., providing 100% of the effect declared by their producers. Thus, joint use of Albit and standard recommended means of plant protection provides their high reliability and effectiveness.

According to averaged data of all field trials, addition of Albit to chemical pesticides provides yield increase:

  • to herbicides – by 16,6 %;
  • to insecticides – by 16,1 %;
  • to chemical fungicides – by 12,0 %

as compared to control grown with pure pesticides (without Albit).

 

Drought resistance. According to the data of Institute of Plant Physiology, Albit increases ability of plants to endure drought (increased temperature and moisture deficiency) by 10-60 %. 

Acceleration of plant growth. Due to the intensification of physiological and biochemical processes, Albit accelerates the changes of phenological stages of agricultural crops by 3-12 days. As a result, duration of the vegetative period required to obtain the high-grade yield is reduced, that in some cases makes possible earlier harvesting and obtaining of stable yield of southern cultures (sugar beet, soybean, winter canola, vegetables) in more northern regions.

Effect on soil microflora. Often necessary minerals present in soil in the sufficient amount, but these elements are not available for plants. For example, the assimilation of phosphorus from fertilizers is only about 20%. Soil microorganisms, inhabiting the rhizosphere and soil around the plant (soil microbial community), can significantly increase the availability of inorganic nutrients by the release of phosphorus, potassium and microelements from the soil insoluble salts and fertilizers, and nitrogen fixation. When injected into the soil (eg as a result of seeds treatment) Albit is able to stimulate useful soil microflora, which is a unique feature that differs Albit from analogues. By the words of agronomist from the Krasnodar kray of Russia, due to application of pesticides soil becomes almost sterile. Instead, under the Albit action soil bacteria grow and develop actively. In total, microelements supply of plants increases, infectious background decreases, and the soil becomes healthier. Due to stimulation of diazotrophs, phosphates-solubilizing bacteria and other bacteria in the soil, Albit increases mineral nutrients availability for plants from the soil and fertilizers by 18-47%. According to the Department of Agricultural Chemistry of Moscow State University, Albit application allows to reduce the introduction of mineral fertilizers by 10-30%. Albit could substitute up to 18 kg of active ingredients of nitrogen fertilizers or 14 kg of phosphorous fertilizers for medium-cultivated soils.  

Several parallel mechanisms of action allows Albit guaranteed to have a positive effect on crops.

Reliability. Experts in agriculture know well, that the result of application of even highly effective pesticides can noticeably vary depending on year, field specificity, agricultural background, phytosanitary conditions, terms of treatment. One of the purposes of Albit development was overcoming of low reproducibility, which is a common defect of most of the biostimulants. Reproducibility can be quantitatively characterized by the ratio of standard deviation of all experiments and the arithmetical mean (variation coefficient CV). According to averaged CVs of all field trials, the ability of Albit to provide stable yield increase was 2.48 times higher than that of the other bioformulations and 12% higher than that of chemical pesticides. Therefore, high reliability and reproducibility is one of the main advantages of Albit.

Reproducibility of action of Albit and other types of pesticides (averaged results of all field trials).
Reproducibility of Albit is taken for 100%.

Albit requires very low application rates. For foliar spraying on most agricultural crops, concentration of Albit 1 ml/10 l is recommended. Albit solution of this concentration is used for foliar sprayings, watering, root and extra-root fertilizing, trickle irrigation, soil saturation. It is desirable that the solution gets onto the plant leaves.

Instead of performing separate treatments with Albit, you may add 10 ml Albit/10 l working solution of standard herbicide, insecticide, fertilizer treatments.

Application

Albit is used for presowing seed treatment and foliar sprays of plants. In most cases, Albit is not applied alone, but in the course of scheduled treatments with fungicides, herbicides and insecticides.

The main ways of using Albit are:

 

- As an antidote, Albit is used with herbicides, increasing yields of cereals, sugar beet, sunflower, buckwheat, soybean, and flax averagely by 16.6% (up to 68%). Addition of Albit to herbicides provides 1.2–9.9 centners/hectare of average extra yield of cereals, 25.7 centners/hectare of sugar beet, 6.8 centners/hectare of buckwheat. Treatment with Albit also protects plants from drought and leaf diseases.

- Presowing seed treatment of cereals, sunflower, soybean, millet, pea и buckwheat. t is possible to use combinations of Albit with the minimal recommended doses of fungicides, or (depending on the infection level) to replace them partially or completely with Albit. Seed treatment with Albit provides additionally 3.8 centners/hectare of winter wheat, 3.7 centners/hectare of spring barley, 3.0 centners/hectare of sunflower, 4.7 centners/hectare of soybean, 2.4 centners/hectare of pea. Protection of plants against root rots and advancing immunization against soil and leaf infections are also provided.

- Joint use of Albit with insecticides is capable to increase productivity of cereals, potato, vegetables by 36.1% on average (in case of (canola up to 93%) in comparison with pure insecticides. Spraying of wheat with combination of Albit and insectoacarycides against chinch increases gluten content in grain by 1.2–4.6%.

- Application of Albit together with mineral fertilizers makes possible reduction of fertilizer application rates averagely by 10-30%. Addition of Albit to solution of urea or to other liquid nitric fertilizers, helps to avoid stress (burns) of plants.

- Protection of apple and vine, that makes possible 2-3 fold reduction of chemical fungicide amounts, and harvesting of ecologically pure organic production through partial replacement of scheduled chemical fungicide treatments with Albit.

- Pre-planting treatment of tubers and foliar spraying of potato with Albit in alternation with chemical fungicides partially replaces the chemical treatments.

- Treatment of vegetables, which makes possible partial or entire replacement of growth promoters, fungicides, and fertilizers.

- Stimulation of fodder grasses (galega, alfalfa, clover, vetch) regrowth after skewing.

- Induction of flowering of decorative plants and increasing its duration.

For the detailed application recommendations of Albit, please see HOW TO APPLY. 

Preparative form of Albit is fluid paste with pleasant coniferous smell that easily mixes up with water. The formulation is packaged in 1 litre plastic bottles,16 bottles in box.

According to results of toxicological expertise, Albit is reckoned among 4th class of danger (lowest toxicity), whereas majority of pesticides relates to more dangerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes of danger. Thus, one important feature of Albit is its harmlessness for humans, animals and plants. Due to its safety Albit is used in technologies of organic farming.

Shelf life is 3 years at the temperature -20 to +25°С.

 

 

 

ALBIT PARTNER PTY LTD

 

Albit Partner Pty Ltd is an exclusive distributor of a biological stimulant and a plant safener called Albit in Australia and New Zealand. The Biostimulant Albit protects agricultural crops from the toxic effects of chemical pesticides as well as heat, drought, soil pollution and other stresses, reducing pesticide consumption and  increasing yields significantly.

We are proud to represent a company that has been involved in the research and development of the innovative agricultural product with proved results all over the world. We would like to share our knowledge in smart farming and help you become more profitable and cleaner farming business across Australia and New Zealand. 

 

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