Brandon Bioscience publish paper around the role of Ascophyllum Nodosum extract in lowering the environmental impact

[Source: Brandon Bioscience]

New Publication: PSI®362 Precision Technology and its effect on reducing nitrous oxide emissions and nitrate leaching on farm. 

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Patrick Quille at Munster Technological University, in partnership with Dr. Shane O’Connell (Brandon Bioscience Head of Research) and Prof. Joanna Kacprzyk and Prof. Carl Ng in University College Dublin, has published the following paper in the Journal of Applied Phycology: “the role of an Ascophyllum nodosum extract in lowering the environmental impact and improving nitrogen use efficiency in pasture systems under a reduced nitrogen regime”.

This research looks at Brandon Bioscience’s Ascophyllum nodosum based biostimulant PSI®362 Precision Technology and its effect on reducing nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions and nitrate (NO3) leaching on controlled conditions grass trials with different soils taken from commercial farms under natural weather conditions.

The research shows that when using PSI®362 in grass, it was possible to reduce nitrogen application by 25% without a significant loss in yield compared to a conventional 100% N system. The research also showed an increase in NUE under a 75% N with PSI®362 co-application fertilisation regime, and a significant increase in crude protein content compared to the 100% N fertilisation controls. Furthermore, the reduced nitrogen application results in reduced nitrogen loss through nitrate leachate and nitrous oxide to the atmosphere, thereby decreasing the environmental footprint of the pasture system. This is the fourth peer-reviewed paper published on PSI®362 Precision Technology.

About PSI®362 Precision Technology

PSI®362 Precision Technology is an award winning biostimulant, having won the Sustainable Agriculture and Overall award at the Enterprise Ireland Innovation Arena in 2021 and more recently, picked up the FBD Better Farming Award for AgTech Ireland Best AgriTech Science Product in 2023. PSI®362 Precision Technology is available in Ireland via our partners Target Fertilisers through the Terra Range.

Working with Target Fertilisers to produce the Terra Range of Fertilisers, our Nitrogen Use Efficiency Technology, PSI® 362 Precision Technology is expertly coated onto NPK fertiliser granules. PSI® 362 provides growers with the solution to apply up to 25% less nitrogen on farm.

PSI® 362, when coated on the Terra Range stimulates the nitrate transponders in the plant to take up more of the available nitrogen in the soil than they would normally do. The extra nitrates taken up are converted into amino acids which produce more chlorophyll and therefore more photosynthesis takes place. This means we get similar biomass levels produced with up to 25% less N as well as seeing higher dry matter levels in the crop afterwards.

PSI® 362 was recently approved under the EU Fertilising Products Regulation (FPR) 2019/1009 to carry a CE mark and make it fully available across the EU.

For more information on PSI®362 Precision Technology, contact our Biostimulant Product Manager, Brett Wesley here

About Brandon Bioscience: Brandon Bioscience specialises in the development of plant biostimulants from natural resources using its PSI® Technology. Based in Co. Kerry, Ireland, Brandon Bioscience’s biostimulant solutions are used by thousands of growers in over 40 countries to improve crop yield and quality sustainably.