Novozymes Introduces New Biofertility Inoculant

New TagTeam LCO from Novozymes is formulated to deliver excellent biofertility performance to soybean, pea and lentil crops by combining the phosphate-solubilizing benefits of Penicillium bilaii (P. bilaii), the plant growth enhancing qualities of LCO (Lipochitooligosaccharide) Promoter Technology, and crop specific nitrogen-fixing rhizobium. TagTeam LCO will be available for 2012 in both liquid and granular formulations.

“We’re excited to introduce TagTeam LCO, most importantly for the performance benefits it will bring to growers, but also because it is the first bioinnovation that is a direct result of the merging of the elite technologies of Novozymes and EMD Crop BioScience,” says Dorn Severtson, business manager USA for Novozymes. “In today’s agriculture every acre and every bushel of yield matter more than ever. Our focus at Novozymes BioAg is to continue to lead the industry in the development of beneficial biological products that enhance plant fertility and maximize yield potential. TagTeam LCO is just the first of many new biological innovations that we envision bringing to the market.”

TagTeam LCO contains elite rhizobium strains specific to the crop for which the product is formulated. The rhizobia bacteria have a symbiotic relationship with the host plant that facilitates nodulation and greater nitrogen fixation. The rhizobia in TagTeam LCO are much more efficient in facilitating the nodulation process than native rhizobia that may be in the soil.

The addition of Penicillium bilaii and LCO Promoter Technology result in a MultiAction, biofertility inoculant formulated for maximum performance and impact. P. bilaii is a phosphate solubilizer. It is a naturally occurring soil fungus that ensures adequate phosphate nutrition is available to the plant, which in turn aids the nitrogen-fixation process.

P. bilaii colonizes (grows along) plant roots. As the fungus grows and multiplies it produces organic acids that break the bonds that trap phosphate in mineral form in the soils, making this valuable crop nutrient immediately available for plants. Because of the phosphate-solubilizing qualities of P. bilaii, more root hairs develop. Each of these root hairs is a potential infection point for rhizobia. More infection points, means more nitrogen-fixing nodules, which in turn, means more yield at harvest.

The LCO Promoter Technology in TagTeam LCO gives legume plants an additional boost. Under normal circumstances, germination, root growth and plant development are heavily dependent on the environment and soil type. The LCO molecule is a naturally occurring signal technology that enhances a plant’s nutritional capabilities which drives the growth process immediately and independently of soil type and environmental conditions. LCO Promoter Technology enhances root and shoot growth, improving emergence as well as water and nutrient uptake. It’s also important to note that the enhanced root structure that LCO Promoter Technology helps facilitate contributes to improved plant health and vitality, which are critical for maximum yields.

“When you layer the benefits of Penicillium bilaii and LCO Promoter Technology on top of an elite rhizobium, TagTeam LCO delivers the kind of performance you simply can’t get from any single-action inoculant, or even a rhizobium inoculant plus a phosphate fertilizer,” Severtson notes.

For more information, click here.

Leave a Reply

Fertilizer Stories

Sulfur Deficiency In Corn
Crop InputsManaging Sulfur Deficiency In Corn
January 6, 2017
Corn sulfur (S) deficiency is a growing problem in and across North Dakota, according to an article on the NDSU Read More
AFS Seed Retailer and Grower
Crop InputsThis Is Not Your Father’s World Of Nitrogen Management
January 6, 2017
Many of us older citizens can remember times when our fathers toiled day and night, to coax meager crop yields Read More
Young Corn Field
FertilizerPotassium Needs More Attention In Crop Nutrition
January 6, 2017
It’s well understood that plants require the right combination of the 14 essential mineral nutrients to sustain their growth, writes Read More
FertilizerSulfur: The 4th Major Nutrient
January 6, 2017
Sulfur is an essential nutrient in crop production. It is classified as a secondary element, along with Mg and Ca, Read More
Trending Articles
AgriSync
Matt Hopkins17 Agriculture Apps That Will Help You Farm Smarter In 2017
December 9, 2016
Ag professionals are working smarter, not harder, than ever before. Smart farming technologies have enabled them to reduce costs, maximize Read More
R4023 Sprayer, John Deere
CropLife 100Ag Retail Equipment Report: The Green Party Continues
December 7, 2016
In the annual race for sales in the ag retail equipment marketplace, the color schemes for participants are a little Read More
Mike Stern
Precision AgClimate Corp. CEO Talks Retailer Support For Digital Ag
December 1, 2016
CropLife Magazine’s sister publication, AgriBusiness Global, recently sat down with Mike Stern, CEO of The Climate Corp., following the Monsanto subsidiary’s Read More
Precision AgTrimble Debuts End-to-End FMIS Platform
November 28, 2016
October’s inaugural PrecisionAg Vision Conference left this author with many thoughts and things to ponder in the coming months. Probably Read More
CHS Primeland
CropLife 100The 2016 CropLife 100 Report: Reviewing The Many Bulls And Bears Impacting This Year’s Marketplace
November 28, 2016
For virtually all of 2016, the nation was wholly focused on the big Presidential election. Some folks aligned themselves with Read More
Monsanto sign
Crop InputsMissouri Governor Meets With Bayer CEO To Discuss Monsanto Merger
November 21, 2016
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon visited Bayer AG global headquarters in Leverkusen, Germany, on November 18 to discuss the proposed Bayer-Monsanto Read More
Latest News
ManagementPresident Trump, Wisconsin Review, and a Dow-DuPont Upd…
January 18, 2017
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj reflect on a new administration, a recent winter show, and crop protection company mergers. Read More
Industry NewsBayer, MS Technologies Get China Approval For Balance G…
January 18, 2017
MS Technologies and Bayer have received import approval from China for Balance GT soybeans. The new Balance GT Soybean Performance Read More
Werner Baumann, Bayer AG, and Hugh Grant, Monsanto
Industry NewsReport: Monsanto, Bayer CEOs Among Latest to Make Trump…
January 18, 2017
The chief executive officers of German chemical giant Bayer AG and U.S. seed behemoth Monsanto, Werner Baumann and Hugh Grant, Read More
Giant Ragweed
HerbicidesStudy: Focusing On Weed Seedbank Can Help Manage Herbic…
January 18, 2017
Researchers writing in the latest issue of the journal Weed Science provide important insights on the control of herbicide-resistant giant Read More
Management3 Financial Trends To Watch In Agriculture
January 17, 2017
I recently had the opportunity to attend a meeting of credit managers for Midwest ag supply and input companies, in part Read More
Andersons Retail Store
CropLife 100The Andersons To Close All Retail Stores; Shutdown Does…
January 16, 2017
In a stunning announcement to the Toledo area, The Andersons Inc. said on Sunday that it would close its two Read More
Trimble TMX-2050 In-Cab Display
Eric SfiligojPrecision To Lead Agriculture In 2017?
January 16, 2017
Another new year is upon us! And I’m certain I speak for many in the agricultural world when I say Read More
Corn
Eric SfiligojThe Mood From Madison? In A Holding Pattern
January 16, 2017
Last week, I had the chance to attend the annual Wisconsin AgriBusiness Classic show in Madison, WI. It’s been a Read More
Syngenta Sign
Crop InputsAccenture Helps Syngenta Transform Its Global Logistics
January 13, 2017
Syngenta, a leading agriculture company, has collaborated with Accenture to design and implement a new digital logistics operating model across Read More
Fall Creek Seth Harden The Nature Conservancy
StewardshipLocal Farmers’ Watershed Initiative: Continuous Improve…
January 13, 2017
The goal in the Big Pine Watershed Project is to more intentionally do what local farmers and responsible ag retailers Read More
HerbicidesEPA Expands Enlist Duo Herbicide Registration To 34 Sta…
January 13, 2017
The U.S. EPA has expanded the geography for application of Enlist Duo herbicide from 15 to 34 states. This means Read More
Olson Ag Enterprise
CropLife 100Wilbur-Ellis Acquires Nebraska Seed Retailer
January 13, 2017
Wilbur-Ellis’ Agribusiness, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional Read More
ManagementDeere-Precision Planting Update and the Ag Secretary Wa…
January 12, 2017
Editors Paul Schrimpf and Eric Sfiligoj provide the latest on the court date for John Deere/Precision Planting and the quest Read More
Monsanto sign
Seed/BiotechMonsanto, NRGene Form Agreement For Big Data Genomic An…
January 12, 2017
Monsanto Co. and NRGene have announced that the companies have reached a non-exclusive, multi-year global licensing agreement on NRGene’s genome-analysis Read More
AGCO Custom applicator
SprayersAGCO, Asmark Institute To Offer Training For Beginning …
January 11, 2017
AGCO Corp. and the Asmark Institute are collaborating to offer a new training program dedicated to educating and developing custom Read More
ManagementAg Land Values In Limbo In 2017
January 10, 2017
Several factors will come into play in 2017 that will determine the direction of land values. Randy Dickhut, senior vice Read More
Industry NewsPattison Agriculture Positioned To Be Leading Canadian …
January 10, 2017
Pattison Agriculture Limited (Pattison Agriculture), a division of The Jim Pattison Group (the Pattison Group), has announced the merger of Read More
Fertilizer Tender close-up
MicronutrientsHow Micronutrients Fit Into 2017 Fertility Plans
January 10, 2017
Where do micronutrients stand going forward in fertility plans? For one thing, Tim Mundorf, Field Representative with Midwest Laboratories, says Read More