We develop and produce bacterial inoculants of the highest international quality, using cutting-edge technology and stringent control at all stages of processing and storage.
Products formulated with strains of different species and genera of rhizobia allow the plant to get high amounts of atmospheric nitrogen through Biological Nitrogen Fixation.
In addition, we produce growth promoters using different Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria for various crops, which allow better use of productive resources and increase yields.
We also market inoculants for use on forage reserves, both of silage and wet grains, to increase the efficiency of the fermentation processes and reduce loss of quality during storage.
The first stage in the search for a commercial formulation of growth promoting bacteria in rice started with the isolation of over 100 diazotrophic endophytes of the aerial part of rice plants of different varieties and phenological stages of the eastern region of Uruguay.
Eleven were identified as presumptive Herbaspirillum spp according to their morphological and physiological characteristics, and were then evaluated under growth chamber conditions, where their aptitude as growth promoters was detected.
Continuing with this selection, two isolates obtained from the vegetative state were tested in the greenhouse in the absence and presence of urea. Then the treatment of rice seed was assessed in the field, in order to verify a response to inoculation compared to non-inoculated checks. The 16S ARN sequencing confirmed that the isolate used in the formulation of ENDO-RICE belongs to the genus Herbaspirillum spp.