Oceana Minerals launches Algen TS for seed treatment

Oceana Minerals announced the launch of Algen TS, which uses the seaweed Lithothamnium, for seed treatment. It is a product that has a calcium and magnesium composition that is five to eight times more soluble than the traditional carbonates, including an organic portion composed by vitamins and amino-acids.
“The biological origin of the Lithothamnium seaweed and the consequent presence of over 70 nutrients, including essential amino-acids for plant development, ensure a more efficient absorption of all the nutrients in the soil by the root. The consequence is bigger harvests, and better quality products, and more durability, with a lower cost for the producer, who achieves a better user of fertilizers NPK, reducing the necessity of its application,” explained Ricardo Macedo, technical director at Oceana Minerals.
According to him, the novelty was tested in two soybean farms and one kidney beans farm, located in the state of Goiás, with positive results. In the tree properties, two areas were cultivated side by side, one using treated seeds with Algen TS and the other with conventional treatment (fungicide, insecticide, and inoculant).
“An average of 1.5kg per hectare of the product was used, and the adhesion procedure was made using the farm structure, only with the introduction of Algen TS on the seed treatment liquid. In this treatment, it was done with polymer use, to allow more Algen adhesion to the surface of the seed and at the same time, to elevate the structure,” pointed out Oceana.
“The result was seen in the initial root development, increasing the capacity of absorbing the present nutrients in the soil. Besides, Algen TS presented nodulation more rapidly, generating an impact on the biological fixation of nitrogen. This healthier growth during the initial stage makes the plants more productive and ensures better quality grains. On soybean farms, an average increase of 3 bags per hectare was observed, and in the case of kidney beans, the average growth reached 5.4 bags per hectare,” added Oceana.