Friday 24 March 2023
The European Biostimulants Industry Council (EBIC) has published a white paper on the mode of action of seaweed-based plant biostimulants. Contrary to earlier hypotheses, recent research shows that the molecular mechanisms of seaweed-based biostimulants do not involve plant growth hormones. Alternatively, new research demonstrates that the effects of seaweed extracts on plants and their metabolism is largely a function of other bioactive compounds in seaweed (such as carbohydrates), which modulate gene expression and induce metabolic changes in plants, thus leading to observed biostimulant effects. The white paper cites several high-impact publications co-authored by scientists at BioAtlantis on the mechanisms of Ascophyllum nodosum-based seaweed extracts, such as SuperFifty®.
BioAtlantis is a leading manufacturer of seaweed-based plant biostimulants, selling in over 40 countries worldwide. As a founding member, BioAtlantis works closely with EBIC to ensure that the integral role of biostimulants in sustainable agriculture is promoted, based on strong science and robust regulations.
The recently published white paper is published as follows: