How is Zytonic M better than other bio-fertilizers and how is it beneficial for farmers?

Agricultural soils today need to produce safe, nutritious and affordable food for all. The world is concerned about deteriorating soil health due to the heavy usage of chemical fertilizers and crop-care chemicals. Moreover, reducing the impact of farming on the environment, human health and well-being of livestock, along with sustainably increasing farmer income, is where the real challenge lies.

Zydex has developed a next generation technology for soil fertility improvement that substantially boosts the natural soil biological population and its functioning efficiency. The Zytonictechnology platformenables bio-farming with reduced chemical inputs and substantial water savings, resulting in higher yields and improved crop quality.

1. Higher Germination:Zytonic M makes soils soft, porous, aerated and improves soil water-holding capacity, thereby improving germination from 70 to75% to 85 to 95%. It ensures 15 to 20% higher plant survival. Higher land occupancy per acre leads to 15 to 20% higher production.

2. Enhanced Plant growth & Quality: Soft and porous soils promote a larger, profuse white root zone with an extended mycorrhiza hyphae network. This along with the enhanced soil biology delivers substantially higher amount of nutrients and also makes them continuously available to the plants throughout the growing season. This results in each plant having a thicker stem, denser canopy and a 15 to 20% increase in flowering & fruiting. A large and biologically active root zone with optimum water, ensures higher nutrient density in the produce. This enhances the aroma, taste and shelf life of the agricultural produce, giving farmers a higher price realization for their farm produce.

3. Water Harvesting & Savings:Zytonic-M ensures that porous soils hold moisture even during drought-like conditions. At the same time, due to the higher infiltration capacity of the soil it allows excess rains to percolate down into the fields easily without flooding. This protects the crop from damage due to anaerobic conditions. Porosity improvement also helps to reduce the salt concentration in the topsoil. Higher infiltration rate means improved rainwater harvesting. Typically, 150-200 thousand liters of water can be recharged every year in ZytonicM fields. The moisture holding capacity improvement in Zytonic M fields also helps to extend the irrigation cycle by 30-40%.

4. Reduced usage of Chemical fertilizers & Pesticide Sprays: Only 20-25% of chemical fertilizers applied are actually utilized by plants. Zytonic-M improves the nutrient uptake capacity of the crops due to a larger and denser root zone with an extended mycorrhiza hyphae network. This ensures a 50% reduction in the need for chemical fertilizers and subsequently lesser irrigation requirement for plant growth. These 2 factors dramatically improve the crops immunity and resistance to pests and fungal attacks leading to a reduction in the number of chemical sprays required.

5. Improved Soil Health & Organic Carbon: The Zytonic-M treated fields have darker green foliage leading to enhanced photosynthetic activity. The higher sugar and carbohydrate production is pushed out as liquid root exudates to feed the enhanced soil biology. This along with remnants from a large root zone builds up soil carbon content, thereby improving soil health.

What type of crops and soils is Zytonic-M compatible with? What are the various applications of Zytonic-M?

Zytonic-M works on all types of crops and soils. On one hand it improves water-holding capacity in sandy soils, while on the other hand it drains out excess water in high clay soils.

Soil Application

Zytonic-M is a water-soluble powder and hence can be applied either by diluting with water or as a dry powder for both basal and top dressing applications. Zytonic-M is compatible with all types of irrigation systems such as flood, drip, pivot and industrial sprayers.

Additionally, Zytonic-M can be used for Seed Treatment, Nursery Application, Foliar Application and Manure enrichment.

Nursery Application

In nurseries, Zytonic-M can be diluted in water to drench the soil during nursery set-up, or as a dry powder mixed in during seed-bed preparation. 2 kgs of Zytonic-M provides up to 500 square meters of coverage in nurseries.

Foliar Application

Zytonic-M -water solution can be used for foliar application in between top dressing applications to address heat stress or to further boost greenery and vegetative growth.

Enrichment of farm yard manure

Zytonic-M solution can also be used to enrich farm yard manure and improve its bio digestion. The resultant manure is darker and more free flowing with enhanced biological population. This in turn improves the nutrient content of the manure, thereby extending its use over larger acreages.

Soil Amendments

Soil health is fundamental to natural and agricultural ecosystems. Soils not only impact the agricultural productivity, but also play an important role in the management of global climate through emissions of greenhouse gases and regulation of air and water quality. Soil interacts closely with air, water and crops and reduces the variabilities in the environment. Soil also mediates ecological processes that govern the quality of water and air.

However, these functions are impaired by loss of soil productivity resulting from soil degradation that is caused by excess use of chemical inputs, reduction in organic carbon and dropping water table levels.

Such gradual destruction of natural soil ecosystems has raised serious questions on the ability of contemporary agricultural practices to sustain yields as well as the quality of soil, water and air.

Chemical fertilizers only add nutrients; most of which become plant unavailable. On the other hand, soil amendments enhance soil quality and activity by making nutrients available naturally through an active soil biology whilst improving soil structure and thereby its water holding and drainage capacity.

BIO FARMING WITH SOIL AMENDING BIOFERTILIZER

Zydex has developed a next generation soil conditioner based biofertilizer that improves the physical and biological properties of the soil to maximize crop productivity. The water soluble, soil amending technology, improves soil porosity and water holding capacity, thereby promoting the proliferation of natural biodiversity in the soil. The unique soil amending biofertilizer boosts nutrient uptake and crop growth, resulting in a robust soil ecology, improved crop output and reduced chemical input. Improved soil porosity helps in the formation of a larger root zone, which is further extended by the mycorrhiza hyphae network. This ensures high water and nutrient uptake capacity of the plant. Farmers can now reduce water consumption by 20-40% and chemical nutrient usage up to 50%.

HOW ZYTONIC’S WATER SOLUBLE SOIL AMENDING TECHNOLOGY WORKS

  • Soft & porous soils ensure higher germination and plant survival. Generally, 15-20% higher plant population per acre, automatically leads to a 15-20% yield increase, proportionally. A larger root zone with an extended mycorrhiza hyphae network ensures each plant has a thicker stem, denser canopy and increased flowering & fruiting by 10 to 20%. Both these parameters combined can result in a yield increase of up to 25-40%.
  • Zytonic-M soil amendment biofertilizer ensures a large & biologically active root zone thereby improving the crop’s resistance to pest and fungal attack, leading to a reduction in the number of pesticide spray cycles.
  • The Zytonic-M treated plants have darker green foliage for enhanced photosynthetic activity to produce higher sugar and carbohydrate content. The excess liquid carbon is pushed out as root exudates to feed the enhanced soil biology. This also further improves the organic content, and soil health.
  • Zytonic-M soil amendment biofertilizer ensures porous soils to hold moisture in drought like conditions but at the same time allows excess rains to percolate easily without flooding. This ensures crop survival and growth under adverse weather conditions. This also ensures rainwater harvesting.
  • A large and active root zone and optimum water uptake ensures higher nutrient density in the produce. Thus flavor, taste and shelf life of the agricultural produce is substantially improved, giving farmers a higher price realization.

The water soluble Zytonic Technology introduced by Zydex ensures sustainability in farming by reducing water usage, increased water percolation and reduction in chemical inputs which leads to nutritious, safe and plenty food for all.

Water Recharge The Zytonic Way

The water levels in most of the fields have gone down substantially in the last 30-50 years. Every year, receiving 101.6 cms of rain means getting 0.45 centimeter of water per acre in our fields. Typically, due to soil hardness and compaction by the time the third rain comes the water along with soil organic carbon and nutrients like NPK starts flowing out of our fields to surrounding lakes and rivers. On an average, around 0.15 centimeter of water, i.e. one third part of the 0.45 centimeter water evaporates in a year.

Zytonic M when applied in full dose makes the soil soft and porous and keeps it that way throughout the season. The use of Zytonic M ensures that no matter whatever kind of rainfall is received, whether heavy or light, every drop of rain gets absorbed in the fields due to improved infiltration capacity.

One flood irrigation cycle requires approximately 100,00 litres of water per acre. Zytonic M has a very unique water holding capacity. With full dose of Zytonic M the irrigation cycle can be extended from 15 days to 25 days. Hence a farmer would not need more than maximum
10-12 cycles throughout the year.

So in conclusion, a full does of Zytonic M ensures soft and porous soil structure, high infiltration capacity and 0.18-0.2 centimeter water recharge every year, for sustainable agriculture.

ZYTONIC M for rubust yields and profitable farming

Our planet today is facing multiple challenges with soil fertility, dropping water table, reduction in organic carbon and excess use of chemical inputs leading to agri related pollution issues.

To address these issues, Zydex has developed the Zytonic Soil amendment technology inoculated with mycorrhiza. It addresses all the aspects physical, biological and chemical properties of farm soils.

Physical: Zytonic-M is a biodegradable biology boosting technology. It makes soils soft and reduces crusting, thereby improving germination. Zytonic also makes soil porous and enhances soil water holding capacity and aeration leading to a larger and denser root zone to improve plant survival rates even under adverse conditions.

Biological: Porous soils improve gas exchange, which helps in boosting the population and activity of beneficial bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes. The mycorrhiza inoculum in Zytonic-M helps to further extend the root zone and enhances nutrient and water absorption. This leads to 20-40% water savings and 25-50% chemical fertilizer savings from the first application itself.

A large root zone and active biology further improves plant resistance to pest and fungal attack leading to healthy, disease resilient crops.

Chemical: Zytonic-M improves the soil Cation & Anion exchange capacity thereby improving crop nutrient uptake efficiency. This results in darker green foliage indicating higher chlorophyll content and enhanced rate of photosynthesis with adequate sugar and carbohydrate production. The excess liquid carbon feeds the enhanced soil biology and improves the soil organic content.

Zytonic-M when applied through irrigation shows an impact within 4-6 days in the form of improved greenery and vigour just like chemical fertilizers.

Zytonic-M treated fields have consistently produced 15-50% higher yields with improved quality of farm produce. Chemical fertilizer savings of up to 50% and water savings of 20-40% are added benefits.

Zytonic-M ensures porous soils to hold moisture in drought like conditions but at the same time allows excess rains to percolate easily without flooding. This improves crop survival and growth under adverse weather conditions. This also ensures rainwater harvesting.

We at Zydex believe that this technology has the potential to change the way agriculture is done on a global scale. As an organization our vision with this technology is to empower farmers and enable profitable & sustainable farming for nutritious, safe and affordable food for all.

How to use Zytonic-M:

Dissolve Zytonic-M powder in water, in the proportion of 1 is to 100 and apply through Irrigation.
OR
Broadcast Zytonic-M powder prior to Irrigation/Rainfall. In case of basal application prior to sowing, broadcast ZM powder in the open field and rotovate to mix it in the top 6-9 inches of soil.

Biofertilizers

Biofertilizers Excessive chemical inputs usage, hard soils, low pest resistance and stagnant/declining yields have become global challenges in agriculture. Majority of farmers today are struggling to balance higher input costs and maintenance of yields. This has led to a subsequent decline in profits with farmers actively searching for sustainable solutions or dropping farming as a business altogether.

Aggressive use of harsh chemical inputs leads to a decline in beneficial soil biology. This leads to a vicious cycle of higher requirement of chemical fertilizers as a nutrient source in the absence of adequate soil biological activity. Consequential high salt deposits and loss of organic matter further leads to hardening of soil, which ultimately impact crop yields as well as quality. Despite farmer awareness of such issues, growers are unable to implement sustainable solutions.

In an effort to alleviate such problems and ensure safe and healthy food, organic farming is often proposed as an option. However, the reason for its failure to implement and sustain is that it leads to lower yields and losses during the first few seasons of this transition towards organic farming. Such losses are not affordable for most farmers and dissuades them from trying such new methods.

New generation technologies are now available to bridge this gap. These technologies are biology booster technologies that promote the growth of beneficial soil biology whilst improving soil porosity, water holding capacity and % organic matter. Thus, they impart dual benefits of biofertilizers as well as soil amendments/soil conditioners. This allows farmers to benefit from enhanced and high-quality yields along with healthier soils.

Zytonic-M/Zytonic are new-generation Biology Boosters from Zydex that are bio-degradable and mycorrhiza biofertilizer, which are easy to use and are water-soluble. Similar to conventional fertilizers, the dosage of this water soluble biofertilizer consists of basal and top-dressing applications and can be applied via irrigation or broadcast onto the field. Thus, with healthier soils and an active soil biology, farmers are able to reduce and subsequently eliminate the use of harmful chemical inputs whilst maintaining sustained and even higher yields!

Zytonic/Zytonic-M End Benefits:

It increases:

  • Yield by 15-50%
  • Quality of the produce
  • Size
  • Taste
  • Shelf life
  • Nutritional value

It decreases:

  • Hardness of the soil
  • Irrigation: by improving
  • Drought tolerance
  • Water infiltration
  • Use of chemical fertilizer
  • Use of pesticides

And provides healthier soils

Water Soluble Fertilizers

Water Soluble Fertilizers, Hard soils and declining productivity is and will be the biggest challenge faced by farmers in the years to come. We all understand that the uncontrolled used of chemical inputs and unsustainable farm practices is the main culprit; however, the solution is far from clear and understood.

Bio-fertilizers have been around for many decades now, but the technology hasn’t been able to single-handedly replace these harmful chemical inputs. Moreover, the abundance of fake products in the market has left farmers hopeless and apprehensive to try anything new. As a result, farmers feel that there is no option but to apply these inputs in large quantities in order to sustain their yields and livelihoods.

Zytonic-M is a new generation biofertilizer technology, which has the ability to break this toxic cycle. What makes it unique in comparison to others is that it can directly cut 50% of the chemical fertilizer input from the first use, whilst delivering higher yields and quality produce. Apart from establishing mycorrhizal connections with the crop, this water soluble fertilizer helps to improve soil structure and softness, which increases soil water holding capacity as well as aeration.

This, in turn, allows the local soil biology to proliferate and actively provide a constant source of (previously unavailable) nutrients to the plant, which are already present in the soil. A constant and adequate supply of water and nutrients throughout the growing season is the key to any successful crop. This is exactly what Zytonic-M, a water-soluble fertilizer, is able to efficiently achieve by utilizing the systems already put in place by Mother Nature. “Back to the basics” and allowing natural processes to take over is the key!

Zytonic-M Benefits:

• Increased yield (15-50%)
• High produce quality
• Reduction in irrigation (20-30%) and drought resistance
• Reduction in chemical fertilizers (50-100%)
• Reduction in pesticide consumption (20-40%)

Soil Conditioner

Soil Conditioner – Synthetic fertilizers are rampantly used in conventional farming. They initially resulted in high yields but over the last few decades, it has lead to a decline in soil health and stagnation in yield quantity & quality.

To counter this problem, a combination of both biofertilizers and soil conditioners is the optimum solution.  The soil conditioner component works as a soil amendment that improves soil porosity and water holding capacity, leading to a larger and active root zone and promotes the growth of beneficial biology.

The bio-fertilizer component adds mycorrhiza (beneficial fungus) as an inoculum to further boost its population leading to an extension of the existing root zone, which enables higher water and nutrient absorption. Mycorrhiza is a beneficial fungus that provides essential nutrients in exchange of sugar exudates from the plant. The glomalin secreted by it provides a better structure to soil & stimulates the growth of soil biology such as beneficial nematodes, protozoa and bacteria that help recycle nutrients between the crop and soil.

This combination of bio-fertilizer and soil conditioner along with the use of organic inputs such as FYM, Vermicompost, etc. allows a minimum 50% reduction of chemical fertilizers in the first use with subsequent reduction of up to 100% with continuous usage over 3-4 seasons. The idea is to revive the soil biology and bring its population & activity to an optimum level along with provision of bio-feed in the form of FYM, vermicompost etc., thus reducing the dependence on chemical fertilizers over time.

Zytonic-M: A sustainable product for a bountiful harvest

Zytonic-M is an excellent combination of a bio-fertilizer and soil conditioner that activates & enhances the population of the soil biology.It develops healthy soils, thereby reducing the need for harmful chemicals and water.

  1. For high plant survival in drought conditions + water savings
    Zytonic-M makes soil soft & porous thus improving it’s water holding capacity. It also builds a substantially larger & denser root zone, which allows the crop to draw water from a much larger surface area. This leads to an extension of the watering cycle and higher plant survival during drought conditions.
  1. For higher soil biomass and improving soil organic content (SOC)
    Zytonic-M promotes the growth of a larger root zone and exponential growth of the soil’s biological population, which contributes to higher biomass being recycled back in the soil. Moreover, the recommended use of FYM, vermicompost, etc. with Zytonic-M and incorporation of crop residues back into the soil further adds to the Soil Organic Content.
  2. For improved yields and higher immunity to pests & diseases
    Zytonic-M builds a highly populated and active soil biology, which constantly provides a ready source of plant available nutrients throughout the growing season. This helps to improve yields from the first use itself, whilst reducing the dependence on chemical fertilizers over time. It also leads to the growth of strong and high quality crops that are more resilient to pest and disease attacks, thereby reducing the need for harmful pesticides.

End Benefits of Zytonic-M as a soil conditioner/ soil amendment and bio-fertilizer for crops 

  1. Increased yield by 15% to 50%
  2. High quality in terms of size, nutrional content & shelf life
  3. Reduction in irrigation by 20% to 30%
  4. Reduction in chemical fertilizers by 50% to 100%
  5. Reduction in pesticide consumption by 20% to 40%

Zydex Agriculture Solutions enable crops to receive optimum quantities of nutrients by boosting the natural soil biology & allowing the soil ecosystem to proliferate. Zytonic-M improves drought resistance & nutritional uptake for a bountiful and high-quality harvest.

How mycorrhiza benefits crops?

Mycorrhiza is a beneficial soil fungi. It symbiotically associates with the plant root zone (rhizosphere) with its large network of hyphae, thus effectively increasing the surface area for water & nutrient absorption by plants. The hyphae directly deliver water & plant-available nutrients to the plant roots in exchange for carbohydrates from the plants in the form of root exudates.

Mycorrhiza Benefits:

  • Enhanced water uptake (larger surface area reach) à Drought resistance + water savings
  • Enhanced nutrient uptake, especially P à Reduced need for chemical fertilizers by 50%
  • Improved soil structure due to the secretion of “GLOMALIN” that aggregates the soil. This creates a micro-environment for the conversion of unavailable plant nutrients to an available form not just by the Mycorrhiza but also by other beneficial soil biology such as bacteria, nematodes, protozoa, etc.
  • Improved plant health & immunity due to improved nutrient uptake and mycorrhizal plant protective secretions

How is Zytonic-M different than other Mycorrhiza biofertilizers?

Apart from the biofertilizer component (mycorrhiza), Zytonic-M also helps improve soil porosity, structure and water holding capacity. This creates an optimal environment for different types of beneficial soil biology (mycorrhiza, bacteria, protozoa, nematodes, etc.) to thrive. These then actively work towards converting the unavailable plant nutrients already present in the soil to an available form, thereby leading to the following benefits:

  • Reduction in chemical fertilizer requirement (15-50%)
  • Improved soil porosity & softness (improved soil structure). Softer soil leads to deeper penetrating roots and better soil structure improves soil water holding capacity leading to drought resistance & water savings.
  • Higher soil organic content (due to recycled soil biology, plant exudates & crop residue incorporation)

Zytonic-M’s dual functionality as a bio-fertilizer and a soil porosity enhancer is what sets it apart from conventional products available in the market. Farmers world-over have been able to add value to their farm outputs in the form of:

  • Higher Yields (15-50%)
  • High produce quality & shelf-life
  • Reduction in irrigation (20 – 30%)
  • Reduction in chemical fertilizers (50 – 100%)
  • Reduction in pesticide consumption (20 – 40%)
  • Improved soil softness and health

With Zydex’s bio-fertilizer alternatives to sustainable farming, crops grow to their full natural potential with high quality & bountiful yields. The much-needed sustainable farming solution is now accessible due to our biology booster technology à Zytonic-M

Biological farming solutions – An alternative to chemical fertilizers

Challenges in Agriculture:

  1. Declining soil health (Hard soils, Low organic matter & soil biological activity)
  2. Stagnating or declining yields
  3. Increasing cost of cultivation
  4. Air & water pollution (Chemical run off and volatilization of chemical inputs)
  5. Affordable (Can be even considered for Low-cost Mass housing)

Solution: Biological Farming

The solution is to rebuild our soils and natural soil biology with biofertilizers! Laboratory soil analysis reports often talk about deficiency of nutrients in the soil. However, it is important to note that only the plant available nutrients are accounted for in these reports. The vast abundance of plant unavailable nutrients is not quantified in these reports! Soils contain all the required plant nutrients in adequate quantities but in an unavailable form. An active soil biology is the key to unleash these nutrients and supply it to plants in an available form. Unfortunately, excessive use of chemical inputs suppresses this process and is the culprit in most cases.

Zydex’s biology booster technology (Zytonic/ Zytonic-M) also works as a soil conditioner that improves soil porosity and water holding capacity leading to a healthy and active root zone full of beneficial biology. These bacteria, fungi, nematodes, protozoa and other beneficial organisms work throughout the crop cycle to convert unavailable plant nutrients to an available form for plant uptake. This allows a more sustainable form of farming with low chemical inputs and high quality & bountiful yields especially in drought-stricken conditions. Moreover, the active soil biology along with a larger root zone are continuously recycled back into the soil as organic matter to replenish the nutrients used up by the plants.

Farmer Benefits:

  • Increased yield (15-50%)
  • High produce quality: Size, Nutritional Content & Shelf Life
  • Reduction in irrigation (20-30%) and drought resistance
  • Reduction in chemical fertilizers (50-100%)
  • Reduction in pesticide consumption (20-40%)

Biological Farming can provide safe and wholesome food for all and is the best way forward for the future of Agriculture globally!