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Biofeed® Solutions brings nearly three decades of product research and development to provide the professional turf & landscape manager with the most advanced bio-products available. Our non-toxic products are formulated to condition and build healthier soil-while they supply nutrients in a plant available form.

act-logoAmino-Carbon Technology (ACT): Biofeed’s ACT includes amino and other organic acids to assist your plants with beneficial biochemical reactions, acting as chelating agents to increase plant up-take and reduce pressure from sodium and mineral salts. This leaves you with stronger, healthier plant life!

  • Advanced Biotechnology: Biofeed liquid fertilizers are the result of over 28 years of field testing and research and scientific studies.
  • Nutritionally Efficient: Biofeed products nourish the soil and provide a balanced combination of plant proteins, natural enzymes, intracellular extracts, complex organic acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, hormones and nutrient elements.
  • Better Soil: Biofeed products supply healthy biostimulants at rates that have been determined by extensive field studies to provide maximum benefit to soil, plant and water systems.
  • Boost Healthier Growth: Biofeed products supply specialized enzymes to stimulate the metabolic rate of soil and water borne microorganisms and to improve the mobility of tied-up nutrients, boosting crop production and enhancing the bio-oxidation and digestion of a wide variety of environmental pollutants.
  • Variety of Products: Biofeed has products designed for Turf, Soil, Trees, and Aquatic environments, all to meet your needs, available in a variety of package sizes: 2.5 gallons jugs (2 per case) 5 gallon pails, 30 & 55 Gallon Drums, 275 gallon bulk totes

Continuing Research

From our humble beginning when our first “product” was created in a 5 gallon pail, to today’s manufacturing facility located in Glendale, AZ. USA, Biofeed Solutions, Inc. is adhering to its goal of discovering newer dynamic technologies and developing these into beneficial products that restore and protect our precious environment.

The researchers at Biofeed® are also happy to assist you by providing consultation to resolve a variety of turf, plant or soil management problems that you may encounter.
Just call us… it is our pleasure to help! Contact your Biofeed® distributor today, or visit our web site. May we assist you? Custom blending available.

Enhanced Tree Feeding and Soil Care

Professional Know-How Combined With Enhanced Soil Fertility Means Healthier Trees & Shrubs.

Root Basics

Tree ecology

Soil Biological health has a dynamic effect on tree growth above and below ground.

The root system of a tree performs many vital functions. Roots store food needed to produce spring foliage- they absorb and transport water and minerals from the soil- and roots anchor the tree to the ground –Just for starters! However, it is important to consider that he condition and quality of the SOIL and the living rhizosphere will determine the longevity and overall health of the trees and shrubs in any landscape setting.

Trees and plants growing in urban areas seldom develop taproots. Root systems actually consist of larger perennial roots and smaller, short-lived, feeder roots. The small feeder roots constitute the major portion of the root system’s surface area. Feeder roots grow out from large woody roots and usually grow up toward the soil surface. At the surface, feeder roots mix with lawn and shrub roots and compete for the water, oxygen and nutrients that are more abundant near the surface.

The major function of feeder roots is the absorption of water and minerals. Feeder roots are usually located throughout the entire area under the canopy of a tree. Under healthy soil conditions as much as 50 percent of the root system grows beyond the drip line and may extend as far as the height of the tree. Amazing stuff!

Feeding the Soil- IS…The Right Place to Start!

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Biofeed® Arbor-Plus™ FEEDS the plant while it OXYGENATES the soil!

As in any feeding or fertilizing program, ignoring the needs of soil organisms such as earthworms or microbes will result in poor biological soil health. This will inevitably have a negative affect the health of the trees and plants living in such soil. A growing number of tree and landscape professionals today realize the need for natural soil care and its long term benefits.
One common method of feeding established trees and plants is “Deep-Root Injection or Feeding”. This is usually done using a pressurized deep-root probe or injection device that places a solution of select nutrients and sometimes liquefied organic additives into the root zone where hungry roots can take them into the entire plant system.

Soil research combined with old-school fundamentals indicates that the emphasis should be placed more on feeding and conditioning the soil and increasing the oxygen levels below ground, thereby enhancing the growing conditions for the proliferation of beneficial AEROBIC soil organisms. In addition, it is important to supply nutrients in an organic or organically buffered solution to protect aerobic soil life from potential toxicity.

Biofeed® ARBOR-PLUS™ is a fertilizer & soil management product which provides ingredients in a highly concentrated liquid formula that will create a more balanced and natural soil environment to help you grow healthier trees and shrubs!

 

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Apply Biofeed® Arbor-Plus™ today and see healthier, vital trees!

ARBOR-PLUS™ provides a balanced organic blend of primary and micronutrients plus plant derived amino acids in a liquid concentrate. These promote quicker healing, deep root growth and strong vertical and horizontal growth of trees & shrubs.

ARBOR-PLUS™ Promotes more balanced biological growth by enzymatically releasing oxygen to support the growth of Aerobic microbes living below ground. Its trace nutrients are organically chelated for rapid uptake to promote deep green leaf color while it supplies essential nutrients commonly lost due to leaching. Helps to reduce disease conditions!

ARBOR-PLUS™ is an easy-to-use and cost-effective concentrated liquid that should be diluted in water for quick and easy application as a professional Deep Root Feed (DRF) solution or foliar spray application. Promotes balanced leaf, stem and root growth of all types of trees & shrubs and may be applied year-round!

ROOT FEEDING OF TREES & SHRUBS:

Recommended Tank Mix: Add 2.5 gallons of ARBOR-PLUS™ per 100 gallons of water and inject 1 to 2 gallons of solution per inch of trunk (Or as determined by an experienced arborist) into root zone of trees and shrubs as desired 1 to 2 times per year.

FOLIAR FEEDING OF TREES & SHRUBS:

Mix 2 to 3 quarts of ARBOR-PLUS™ per 100 gallons of water and spray onto foliage to point of run-off. It is recommended to apply this foliar feeding soon after RF treatment. Repeat as desired.

ARBOR-PLUS™ Fortified with: Amino-Carbon Technology®
Biofeed® Builds Better Soil!
Call: 602-BIO-FEED (246-3333) TO ORDER TODAY!

Four Easy Ways to Apply Biofeed

Please remember that for all products you should use the amount indicated on the label for your specified area. For best results, spray your soil and foliage.

BioFeeder S-Series Automatic Injector

biofeederPlants “eat while they drink.” They absorb nutrients from the soil while they absorb water.Biofeed® Fertilizers help your plants by making locked-up nutrients in the soil solution more available as they take in water. Automatic fertilization through your irrigation system is the easiest and most effective way to feed your entire landscape!

BioFeeder S- Series is available in 5 or 20 gallon top quality Stainless Steel tank sizes to feed a wide range of landscapes from residential or commercial. BioFeeder S-Series is a reliable, easy-to-install lawn and plant feeder that feeds all that you grow! Simply attach the glue-on Snap-“T” connecter and lance downstream from the back-flow prevention device on your irrigation system and fill the BioFeeder once a month with your preferred Biofeed product. Then sit back and enjoy hands-free fertilization and soil care!

Hose-End Sprayer

hose-end sprayerIf you water your lawn manually, then you can still use Biofeed. The hose end sprayer comes on all our Quart sized bottles and can be attached simply and efficiently to your home water hose. The sprayer mixes your Biofeed ® product with water and applies the product to your soil while you water your lawn. To use the hose-end sprayer:

  • Shake the Bottle
  • Attach the sprayer to your garden hose
  • Turn on your water
  • Pull back yellow tab and turn green knob clockwise a quarter turn to begin spraying.

To avoid over-feeding, please check the label of your Biofeed ® Fertilizer before applying.

Siphon mixer

siphon mixerSiphon mixers attach between your hose bib and your hose. The mixer has a siphon tube attached, which you put into a bucket of diluted Biofeed® fertilizer. Once you begin watering your lawn with the hose, your siphon mixer will distribute a 16:1 ratio of water to .
To avoid over-feeding, please check the label of your Biofeed® Fertilizer before applying.

Backpack Sprayer

backpackIf you have a backpack sprayer, you can still use Biofeed® liquid fertilizer on your lawn or turf.
To use the Backpack sprayer:

Fill the sprayer with the appropriate amount of Biofeed® needed for your lawn or turf and dilute with water according to the labeled directions.
Prime the sprayer by pumping the handle 10-15 times prior to use.
Pump the handle once every five seconds to maintain continuous pressure in the backpack tank.
Using a fan spray nozzle point the wand to where you wish to spray and pull the trigger to apply Biofeed® on both the leaves and soil. Spray leaves to the point of run-off.
Try Biofeed and see for yourself what it can do for your landscape!

Call us at 602-BIO-FEED and we’ll help you find a distributor or dealer near you.

Balanced Plant Nutrition with Biofeed Fertilizers

Yards, much like people, can become ill. Often, the name of the disease is based on the symptoms of the plant’s illness. Listed here are a few common plant diseases and their symptoms. One of the primary reasons for an unhealthy plant or lawn is insufficient plant nutrition.

It is important before you check and treat your plants for diseases that you check your yard out for harmful insects and that you are following proper watering procedures.

Types of plant diseases

Nutrient Deficiencies: Nutrient deficiencies are caused when your plants do not receive the proper amount of nutrients through their roots. Just like your own body, if your plants do not get enough of the proper essential nutrients, or gets too many of a single nutrient, your plants can become ill. Nutrient deficiencies in plants often manifest as discoloration and distortion of foliage.

The easiest way to treat nutrient deficiencies is to prevent them: using Biofeed Products, like Nutra-Plus can help the water in your garden reach the deepest roots. Our amino-carbon technology restores your soil to a living system of beneficial organisms, which will help your plants get proper nutrition.

Leaf Blotch: Leaf Blotch, or leaf spot is a miscoloring of leaves due to bacterial or fungal problems. Leaf blotch is commonly found on trees, though it can be found on other plants, like roses.

Leaf Blotch causes varying degrees of cosmetic damage to your plants, and some leaf blotches are mostly cosmetic.

Wilting and Rust: Rust is a fungus that affects flowering plants, shrubs, and fruit trees. It leaves brown spots, like freckles, on plant leaves and often includes red, orange, or yellow spots on the underside of your leaves, and is often caused by watering from overhead.

Wilting is a disease that can cause your plants to die. Plants with a wilting disease may look under-watered, which might cause you to want to water the plant more, only to cause your plant to wilt further.

Wilted plants look like they are dying from the top down to the bottom.

Wilt and rot can be avoided by watering the roots instead of the leaves. Soaker hoses can be heavily beneficial to gardens that suffer from wilt and rot.

Yellowing: Abnormal yellowing of your plant’s green leaves can become a problem in your garden. The green pigment of your plants allow proper photosynthesis, which helps your plants soak in vital nutrients from the sun. Left untreated, a plant with yellow leaves can die.

Yellowing can be caused by nutrient deficiency (in particular, iron), but also may be caused by oil compaction, poor drainage, poor root growth, or root injury.

Mold: In your garden, trees, and shrubs, fungus is BAD. Many plant illnesses are caused by a wide variety of fungal infections. Fungus can prevent photosynthesis, damage root systems, cause premature leaf fall, damage flowers and fruits, and can be expensive to treat.
If left untreated, the gardener will have to resort to expensive fungicides.

Common Preventative Practices

Preventing plant diseases can save you a lot of hard work and money trying to treat the illnesses.

  • Avoid Overcrowding: Don’t plant too many plants and trees too close together. Having plants too close together can cause them to fight for nutrients within the soil.
  • Follow proper watering procedures: Watering in the early morning instead of late in the evening can prevent many infections. Use a soaker hose, or aim your watering hose at the roots instead of the leaves of your plants.
  • Remove dead leaves and branches: Remove dead leaves from plans, trim dying branches from your trees. Rake up and dispose of dead leaves from your yard. If a plant has been overtaken with a fungus, you may have to remove it before it infects the other plants

Biofeed can help!

Biofeed Products, like Turf-Plus and Nutra-Plus are designed to help your plants fight off and treats plant diseases. Biofeed Products’ amino-carbon technology helps the water and nutrients penetrate deeper into the soil to promote healthy root growth. Biofeed is a balanced liquid fertilizer, which helps your plants get the proper nutrients to help prevent and fight disease. Using Biofeed liquid plant foods, you will have exceptional results in your lawn care, because our products promote sustainable horticultural practices and improve your soil quality.

Winter Grass Tips: Overseeding your lawn.

Throughout the spring and summer, your grass grew lush, beautiful, and green. Now, autumn approaches, and soon, your lawn will grow dormant for the winter. This does not mean that you are free from taking care of your grass for the next few months until spring returns.
With careful planning and overseeding, your lawn can remain beautiful year-round.

Overseeding your Lawn: Autumn Preparation

After a harsh summer, even the best-cared for lawns may have portions of the grass die and whither due to drought, extreme heat, or disease. Overseeding is a process where you put new grass seeds over an existing lawn. Overseeding allows for winter turfgrass establishment.

For best results, wait to overseed until nighttime temperatures consistently remain in the 60 degree range.

Overseeding can be done for both warm-weather and cool-weather grasses. With overseeding, you can use a cool-season grass to keep your lawn green year round.

To overseed your lawn, follow the following steps:

1. Mow your grass

Mow as short as you can, almost scalping the lawn. For your new seeds to grow and take root there should not be competition with the older grass. Cutting your lawn as close as you can will help stimulate the growth of your new grass. The older grass will be dormant throughout the cold months, and allowing the blades of the older grass to remain long can choke your new growth.

2. Clean up your lawn

Remove the debris from fallen leaves, branches and lawn clippings. Yard debris invites harmful insects and spreads plant disease to otherwise healthy grass.

3. Aerate your law

Aerating will improve the oxygenation to the roots of your newly grown grass, allowing your lawn to grow faster. Aerating will allow for improved germination for your winter turfgrass.

4. Seeding:

Spread the seeds across the desired area. Spread the seeds in two directions, half in one direction and the other half perpendicular to the first direction to help avoid overlapping and to ensure more even coverage.

Perennial ryegrass is the recommended winter grass for Arizona because it grows well with our winter weather and will die in the summer, allowing your summer lawn to grow. The recommendation is to use at least 4 lbs of ryegrass per 1,000 square feet of lawn.

5. Water your yard!

Water your newly winter lawn area lightly, up to five times a day for a week to ten days. Make sure you leave no puddles or dry areas in the yard, and cover the entire area that has been seeded. To help fertilize your lawn and ensure that the water gets deep into the roots, use Biofeed Turf-Plus nitrogen rich liquid grass food. Turf-Plus helps stimulate root growth.

After two weeks, water only one time per day. Once the winter lawn has begun to grow, you may resume watering every other day, or as needed.

6. Do not mow yet!

After seeding and watering your grass, wait at least 14 days after germination before trimming your lawn. Don’t cut the new grass shorter than 0.75”-1.0”.

It is also advisable to protect your new grass from foot traffic until after it has been established.

Once you have your winter lawn, do not starve it!

Continue watering and using fertilizers, like Turf-Plus, to maintain your healthy green lawn year-round.

Turf-Plus is a natural, organic based fertilizer that is rich with biostimulants and vitamins. It is designed to help increase your soil’s health and your grass’ resistance to disease while stimulating growth, turf density and root depth.