The search for naturally occurring highly active biostimulants

At the heart of Maxstim is a passion to drive research, development and innovation towards a more sustainable way to practice agriculture, horticulture and turf management. Over recent years our CEO Richard Salvage has been on a mission to continue to improve the effectiveness of the complex biostimulants we manufacture. Having clearly identified that bioflavonoids and polyphenols are important bioactive components, he has now created a unique range of highly effective biostimulants. Alongside this, Maxstim has honed specific production techniques which increase, optimise and harness the abundance of these bioactive compounds. These are being patent protected and have been named AmphenoxTM.

This exciting development heralds a new era of biostimulants. We can demonstrate that AmphenoxTM is rich in secondary metabolites and highly active bioflavonoids which enable plants to turbocharge their immune systems and stimulate essential biochemical metabolic processes influencing key functions such as growth, chlorophyll production, root development and stress management.

In the technical paper we have released we share detailed insight in to how we have evaluated AmphenoxTM, the results and our methodology for creating some of our products.

Can silicon reduce the effects of abiotic stress in plants?

We recently launched our new silicon based biostimulant, Cynosa. As part of the research and development of this product we delved into the details of the actual effects of silicon on arable crops, horticultural plants and sports turf. Our technical paper is now available to download. In it we share with you the effects of silicon in various stress conditions and how it impacts plant health

Our technical paper is now available to download. In it we share with you the effects of silicon in various stress conditions and how it impacts plant health.

Microdochium in Turfgrass

Microdochium patch is one of the most important diseases of turfgrass in temperate zones such as the British Isles and NW Europe due to the wet and mild conditions that can persist in these regions throughout the year. Most disease outbreaks occur between October and May when turf growth has slowed or become dormant. The most important climatic factors responsible for disease outbreaks include mild temperatures and wet conditions caused by light rain, high relative humidity, fog, and when heavy snow falls on unfrozen ground. Disease is most severe when snow falls on unfrozen turf, however, activity can occur without snow cover during cool (less than 15°C) wet weather.

Download our technical paper for insight on how to prevent Microdochium patches in the first place, or recover from it.