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Looking for the lowdown on Fyteko’s products? Skip straight to the bottom of this page, where you’ll find information about our first signal biomolecule that helps crops resist and recover from abiotic stress. Developed as a biostimulant formation, it reveals the real potential of our science: the science of biopossible.

But we’re scientists; we like to have the whole picture. You might find this quick primer about biostimulants useful, before you read about our products.

« A biostimulant is a material that contains substances and/or micro-organisms whose function, when applied to plants or the rhizosphere, is to stimulate natural processes to enhance/benefit nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency, tolerance to environmental stress and crop quality.»
Council European Biostimulants Industry

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What are biostimulants ?

Applied to both plants and soils, biostimulants improve crop vigour, yields, quality, and tolerance of abiotic stresses such as extremes of temperature or rainfall.

 

Biostimulants can be single molecules, compounds or even micro-organisms.

 

As with conventional plant protection products, no single mode of action applies to all biostimulants. But a common characteristic of all plant biostimulants is that they affect the plant’s metabolism in some way. This might be something as simple as more effective nutrient absorption to improve nutrient use efficiency, or more complicated effects that can ‘turn on’ certain biochemical processes within the plant.

What are biostimulants ?

Applied to both plants and soils, biostimulants improve crop vigour, yields, quality, and tolerance of abiotic stresses such as extremes of temperature or rainfall.

 

Biostimulants can be single molecules, compounds or even micro-organisms.

 

As with conventional plant protection products, no single mode of action applies to all biostimulants. But a common characteristic of all plant biostimulants is that they affect the plant’s metabolism in some way. This might be something as simple as more effective nutrient absorption to improve nutrient use efficiency, or more complicated effects that can ‘turn on’ certain biochemical processes within the plant.

« A biostimulant is a material that contains substances and/or micro-organisms whose function, when applied to plants or the rhizosphere, is to stimulate natural processes to enhance/benefit nutrient uptake, nutrient efficiency, tolerance to environmental stress and crop quality.»
Council European Biostimulants Industry

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Plant metabolism

Improving efficiency to increase yield and enhance quality

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Abiotic stresses

Increasing crops’ tolerance and recovery

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Nutrients

Facilitating assimilation, translocation and use

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Quality

Enhancing produce attributes, such as sugar content,
colour, fruit seeding, etc

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Water use

Improving water-use efficiency

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Soil fertility

By fostering the development of complementary soil
micro-organisms

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How do biostimulants differ from conventional crop inputs?

Biostimulants and fertilisers operate through different mechanisms, regardless of the presence of any nutrient content in the biostimulant.

 

Biostimulants differ from crop protection products because they act only on the plant’s vigour. They have no direct action against pests or disease.

 

Crop biostimulants therefore represent a complementary input, alongside crop nutrition and crop protection.

Are biostimulants regulated?

The main role of biostimulants is neither crop protection nor crop nutrition. This means there’s no current regulation for biostimulants within the European Union, United States, or other major agricultural legislations. But the EU proposes new regulations for 2022, which will include plant biostimulants – a move that Fyteko fully supports.

What distinguishes Fyteko’s biostimulant products?

Every factor or unfavourable condition that negatively affects a plant’s metabolism or its physiology can be defined as “plant stress”. This stress can provoke injuries to cells or tissues. If these are severe, the plant might die, but even mild stress will reduce plant growth and development.

 

While many biostimulant manufacturers claim product success with combinations of nutrients such as amino acids, seaweed extracts, or humic acids, Fyteko’s technology relies on a completely different ‘mode of action’.

To find it, we went back to square one. Take the plant, expose it to stressing conditions, then look at what happens to plant metabolism. This revealed the existence of signal molecules within the plant, produced in response to stress, which act as a trigger for further biochemical processes.

Inspired by nature, our scientists created a replica signal molecule, like those found in the plant. We found it would trigger the same responses. By stimulating those stress responses in a healthy plant, we discovered that it would subsequently ‘recognise’ environmental stress, triggering the response again.

Effectively we had ‘primed’ the plant with a single signal molecule, thus improving its resilience to future abiotic stress. Unlike extracts with a mix of untargeted molecules, this single molecule removes all potential interferences and creates, for the first time, a fully identifiable mode of action that defeats abiotic stress impacts on crops.

Crop biostimulants to solve abiotic stress – Fyteko 10A unique, precision molecule with an identifiable, specific effect on the crop

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A biostimulant focused on solving abiotic stress

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Our products

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NURSEED®HC Seed Treatment: Highly concentrated biostimulant based on a single signal biomolecule formulated specifically to aid seedling establishment under stress conditions. NURSEED® offers a long-acting effect on crops metabolism, it’s a safe and easy-to-use solution, specifically designed for use in row crops.

 

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NURSPRAY® Foliar spray: Based on a single signal biomolecule, NURSPRAY® triggers plant’s response to abiotic stress by activating its internal defence mechanism. Applied as a preventative treatment, NURSPRAY® can help a crop tolerate and recover more efficiently from conditions such as drought, extremes of temperature, or erratic rainfall. Effective as from 24 hours after application, tank-mix compatible with fertilisers or crop protection products, NURSPRAY® is specifically designed for use in row crops (soybeans, peas and beans).

 

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NURSOIL® soil-drench or irrigation solution: NURSOIL® is based on a single signal biomolecule. It triggers the plant’s internal defence mechanism, priming it to respond to subsequent environmental stress. NURSOIL® helps a crop tolerate and recover more efficiently from abiotic stress such as saline environment, lack of water or extremes of temperatures.

 

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NURSEED®MAX Seed Treatment: Based on the same signal biomolecule as NURSEED®, NURSEED® MAX contains co-formulants that enhance its effects and is designed for a use on high value vegetables.

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NURSPRAY® MAX Foliar spray: Based on a single signal biomolecule, NURSPRAY® triggers plant’s response to abiotic stress by activating its internal defence mechanism. Applied as a preventative treatment, NURSPRAY® can help a crop tolerate and recover more efficiently from conditions such as drought, extremes of temperature, or erratic rainfall. Effective as from 24 hours after application, tank-mix compatible with fertilisers or crop protection products, NURSPRAY® is specifically designed for use on high value vegetables (Tomatoes, Peppers, …).

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A web page is so impersonal, but at Fyteko we celebrate collaboration. We enjoy nothing more than sharing our vision of the biopossible so, if you’d like to know more about us, our products and our technology, we’d love to hear from you.