- Studies confirm natural active ingredient, which is in MustGrow’s biopesticide, has a positive impact on soil health
- Soil micro-organisms play crucial role in soil fertility, plant health
- MustGrow’s safe, effective natural biopesticide is plant based, derived from the mustard seed’s natural defense mechanism
MustGrow Biologics (CSE: MGRO) (OTCQX: MGROF) (FRA: 0C0) has released study findings that confirm that the active ingredient in its mustard plant-based technology actually has a positive impact on soil health (https://ibn.fm/phKls). The studies have found that an application of the natural ingredient Allyl Isothiocyanate (“AITC”) returns organic plant material to the soil and contributes to the environmental and ecological security of the plant-based food supply as well as the planet generally.
“The active ingredient, AITC, in MustGrow’s mustard plant-based technology is perfect for use in modern, more sustainable pest control strategies,” said MustGrow scientific advisor Dr. Matthew J. Morra. “A biopesticide that is effective, dissipates quickly, leaves no harmful residues, and once gone, improves the soil ecosystem.” A professor emeritus of soil biochemistry at the University of Idaho, Morra is a leading world expert on products derived from oilseeds; he also has impressive expertise in developing mustard-based biopesticides.
Highlights from the study, which was separate from MustGrow, indicate that an application of AITC returns organic plant material to the soil, improves the environmental and ecological security of the planet, and creates a healthy microbial ecological environment for soil, which increases beneficial bacteria. In addition, AITC dissipates from the soil quickly, thereby eliminating any potential long-term toxicity to microorganisms.
The potential impact of MustGrow’s biopesticide on the soil cannot be overlooked. Soil micro-organisms play a crucial role in soil fertility and plant health. The use of synthetic chemicals in soil fumigation has been proven to harm beneficial micro-organisms, fungi and bacteria in the soil, actually creating a negative impact on soil fertility, plant health and nutrient transformation. So the now-verified positive impact that AITC has on soil is significant. Studies and research done on AITC have consistently concluded that the ingredient has a positive effect on the environmental and ecological security of the planet.
MustGrow’s remarkably safe and effective natural biopesticide is plant based, derived from the mustard seed’s natural defense mechanism to control diseases, pests and weeds with an organic food-grade biopesticide. The product is applied to the soil before seeds are planted. There is a growing interest in safe, effective, and plant-based biopesticides as farmers, consumers and investors alike become more aware of and committed to natural alternatives to synthetic chemical pesticides.
An agriculture biotech company, MustGrow is focused on providing natural, science-based biological solutions for high-value crops such as fruits and vegetables. The company is ideally positioned to leverage the growing momentum favoring alternatives to synthetic chemicals. As global agriculture looks to move closer to sustainable ways of boosting yields and crop protection, MustGrow continues to position itself as an essential part of the food landscape of the future with its mustard plant-based biopesticide.
For more information, visit the company’s website at www.MustGrow.ca.
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