ABM™ Announces the iGET™ Technology package
Induced Gene Expression Triggers Technology, now formulated into several new products from ABM™. These products provide multifunctional and crop specific blends of beneficial strains of Trichoderma microbials – based on more than three decades of research at Cornell University and other international biological research programs. Their development is the latest result of screening more than 1,000 organisms from worldwide microbial libraries and selection/discovery programs, followed by hundreds of independent field trials around the world.
How does iGET™ Technology work?
The proprietary and patent pending biologicals first colonize the crop root system. Their association with the plant induces gene expression and changes in plant physiology to enhance multiple biochemical pathways. Crop stresses such as dry weather can be alleviated, and often systemically – so that root colonization by the seed treatment can affect the physiology of the whole plant, even foliar/leaf biology.
ABM™ now offers several products for corn, wheat, soybeans, peanuts, cotton, alfalfa/clover, dry beans, and vegetables that can:
- Create bigger root systems and plant growth
- Increase yields
- Increase fertilizer and water use efficiency
What is Trichoderma?
Trichoderma colonizes on the root structure of the host plant and then multiplies and thrives as the host plant grows. Season-long protection is provided to improve plant performance and yield. In addition, crop stresses are reduced. Click “Dig It” to the left to view our Trichoderma Fact Sheet!
Benefits of Trichoderma
Biologicals are a natural way to improve agricultural production and plant yields. Some of the most notable benefits of Trichoderma are that it:
- Enhances anti-oxidative potential of the host plant.
- Enhances the uptake of water and nutrients, especially nitrogen, which leads to higher nutrient metabolism.
- Increases photosynthesis of the host plant, which leads to a healthier plant.
Results of Trichoderma
- Increased yield in all crops.
- Deeper root systems, greater root mass, stronger stalks, and increased tillering
- Better water use efficiency.
- Reduced need for the use of fertilizer, resulting in lower production costs for growers.
- When the host plant dies, the Trichoderma dies, with little if any build-up in the soil.
Side by Side Comparison
Below you can see actual results of root systems for plants treated with ABM™ Trichoderma products in side-by-side comparisons with plants on opposite sides of the same field, which were not.
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iGET™ Technology was developed In co-operation, working with Professor Gary Harman of Cornell University, ABM™ has developed the technology to isolate and identify specific strains of beneficial Trichoderma. In that work, many thousands of strains were produced and screened over a period of more than 30 years. ABM’s™ strains are the very best from this large effort, headed by the foremost leader in Trichoderma research: Dr. Gary Harman.
Dr. Harman has spent the past 42 years as a Professor at Cornell University dedicating his life’s work to the development of microbial technologies to enhance plant growth and productivity; Including biological control of plant diseases, improved nitrogen use efficiency and increased yields, and development of products using agricultural waste products for environmental remediation. He has authored two books including Trichoderma and Gliocladium, co-authored by Christian Kubick of the Technical University in Vienna, Austria, nearly 150 scientific papers, and about 20 patents or patent applications.
Dr. Gary Harman, has since joined the executive team of Advanced Biological Marketing as the Emeritus Science Officer. To view Dr. Harman’s work, please click here.