Bactivate uses coal dust with good trace elements to deliver beneficial bacteria to your soil. The coal dust is tumbled to create a granule which then has the bacteria applied to its surface - before the bacteria are put to sleep in the bag (by closing off the oxygen). They then go into a dormant state until you are ready to use them.
The shelf life of Bactivate is about 4 years if the bag is sealed and has no air leaks.
The coal dust granule size is approximately 1-2 mm.
Bactivate can be applied by hand, with a super spreader, seed drill, or any other machinery that farmers may already use to apply fertilizer or seeds.
Bactivate can be applied at the same time as you apply your fertiliser - at a rate recommended by your agronomist or Bioasis consultant. A good way to help us make a recommendation is with a soil test.
If you have a soil test just email it to us
and one of the Bioasis team will call you back with some application information.
When considering application rates, remember that prevention is better than a cure. The more Bactivate you deliver to your soil, the faster you will develop a high population of the right bacteria or biomass which will immediately start to work on protecting, creating moisture, cleaning and providing nutrients for your soil and plants.
Remember that poor soils usually have soil pathogens, nematode and non-beneficial bacteria present - for this reason, applying Bactivate at a reasonable rate ensures that you have the numbers of natural beneficial bacteria on your side to make the difference you're looking for.
Once Bactivate hits the ground, ploughed in or directly added to the soil, the bacteria head for the nearest root system and begin working as hard as they can 24/7 to develop sand and soil to support the plants that are growing or are going to be planted.
Its better for Bactivate to have a food source as soon as it hits the soil - this way the bacteria reproduce and increase their numbers quickly. This ensures that the beneficial bacteria that are in Bactivate can rapidly increase their numbers - which supports your soil and plants faster. Make sure that you apply a fertiliser or food source for the bacteria as soon as possible. Even sugar is a food source for the beneficial bacteria in Bactivate!
We are always pleased to hear from you regarding any questions. You can email us
at any time and we'll work hard to get back to you as soon as we can.