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Our latest Biofertilizers report has now been released, read below for more information on what the report covers or access your free sample report.
A biofertilizer is a product containing a living microorganism which promotes growth by increasing the supply or availability of primary nutrients to the host plant. Confusingly, biofertilizers also sometimes go by other names such as: microbial inoculants, soil inoculants, bioinoculants, microbial based fertilizers, bioenhancers or phytostimulators, Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR's), or rhizoremediators.
Biofertilizers are often times referred to and defined as a "sub-category" of biostimulants. The most important types of biofertilizers are N-fixing, phosphorous and potassium solubilisers and mycorrhizae, as well as well as microbial consortia.
Frass is another growing category of biofertilizer, and an area where a lot of product development is taking place. Frass is excrement from the digestive system of various pests. It is a microbial inoculant, and in particular a soil inoculant, a source of desirable microbes that promote the formation of compost. Therefore, one of the uses of frass can be defined as a biofertilizer.