Rhizobium and Plant Disease Assays

  • Rhizobium are found within root nodules of all legumes, and fix nitrogen to give the plant its own fertilizer source
  • Rhizobium supplemental treatment is currently recommended prior to planting legumes, these can boost establishment and yield
  • Rhizobium treatment is only effective if the strain required for the legume to be grown is rare or absent in the paddock's soil
  • Growth trials are often recommended to test for the effectiveness of Rhizobium treatment, these are slow
  • We offer soil Rhizobium screening prior to sowing, to optimize your regime
  • We can also test for the presence of plant diseases