Biological Seed Treatments – CustomBio

Biological seed treatments contain beneficial soil microbes and have a number of benefits for both the plant and the grower. The objective of microbial seed treatments is to increase both plant health and plant growth. In fact, seed treatments can greatly enhance a plants’ root structure, overall plant health, and the plant yield.

The increased interest in seed treatments can be seen in the growth of the global market for seed treatments. This year the global market is expected to reach 1 billion USD and by 2025 the market is expected to reach 8 billion USD.

Types of Seed Treatments

There are a number of different seed treatment options. The four main categories in the marketplace are general growth promoters, eradication of pathogens, nitrogen fixation, and phosphate solubilization.

Seed treatments can also be categorized by the types of crops treated. Corn, wheat, soybeans, rice and vegetables are the main crops that utilize this technology.

Custom Biologicals has several products designed as biological seed treatments, including Biota Max. Additionally, we can customize a seed treatment for your particular circumstances.

What is Biota Max™?

Biota Max™ is a unique soil probiotic designed and marketed by Custom Biologicals. Biota Max™ is an effervescent tablet containing billions of beneficial soil microorganisms. These microorganisms help plants grow larger, healthier root systems. Biota Max™ is unique because its an effervescent tablet that contains ten different species of beneficial soil organisms. Both Bacillus bacteria and Trichoderma fungi are contained in Biota Max™. Each Biota Max™ tablet contains enough microbes to treat 1/4 acre or one bag of seeds.

Biota Max™ can be effectively used as a biological seed treatment. In fact, the use of Biota Max™ in this manner has some specific benefits for plants.

Advantages of Biota Max™ as a Biological Seed Treatment

Using Biota Max™ has several distinct advantages. First, less Biota Max is required when using as a seed treatment, saving money. The reason you can use less product is simple. You’re applying directly to the seed and then the seed goes into the ground. Biota Max needs to be in the root zone to be effective.

A seed treatment gets Biota Max directly to the roots. In fact, you use about 90% less Biota Max under these conditions.

Secondly, Biota Max is extremely easy to use. When you use a tablet, there is no waste.

Finally, Biota Max contains both beneficial soil bacteria and beneficial soil fungi. Here’s the list of organisms:

  • Bacillius subtilis
  • Bacillus laterosporus
  • Bacillus licheniformus
  • Bacillus megaterium
  • Bacillus pumilus
  • Paenibacillus polymyxa
  • Trichoderma harzianum
  • Trichoderma viride
  • Trichoderma koningii
  • Trichoderma polysporum

Biological Seed Treatment Crops

Almost any crop will benefit from using Biota Max™ as a seed treatment. Here’s a partial list of crops:

    • Soy Beans
    • Green Beans
    • Peanuts
    • Tomatoes
    • Wheat
    • Pumpkins
    • Carrots
    • Flowering Plants
    • Rice
    • Peppers
    • Corn

Biota Max™ is manufactured and distributed by Custom Biologicals. CustomBio manufactures a wide variety of biological products for use in a number of industries and applications.

We’re always looking for new distributors both domestic and international. Contact Custom at (561)797-3008 or via email at

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