AF Bioplus Powder

Nitrogen fixing and Phosphate solubilising microbes

AF Bioplus Powder is a 100% fully soluble powder that contains a highly developed synergistic consortium of beneficial microbes. AF Bioplus Powder aids in fixing nitrogen within the soil as well as solubilising phosphate, making it available to the plant. It contains carbohydrate bio-stimulants to promote the initial growth of the microbial population.

Available pack sizes


Total analysis %

Azospirullum sp.
Azotobacter sp.
Pseudomonas spp.
Beijerinckia sp.
Paenibacillus sp.
1 x 10 cfu/g

The benefits

  • Contains a carbohydrate bio stimulant to promote the initial growth of the microbial population.
  • The microbes are able to process organic materials in the soil as well as applied organic and inorganic fertilisers, making these nutrients readily available to the plant.
  • Contributes to the natural soil carbon and Nitrogen cycles.
  • Improves floc formation in the soil, increasing natural aeration and drainage.
  • Frees locked up nutrients in the soil, making them available for plant growth.
  • Approved for use in organic systems (OF&G Organic).

Understanding the synergistic microbes in AF Bioplus Powder and their individual traits

Azospirillum = are PGPR (Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria) and are able to fix the atmospheric Nitrogen, which increases plant growth and hence the uptake of water and nutrients by plants, due to the production of different substances by the bacteria. Azospirillum can colonise the roots of plant species and increase their growth by the production of different metabolites, including plant hormones.

Azotobacter and Beijerinckia = have beneficial effects on crop growth and yield through: biosynthesis of biologically active substance, stimulation of rhizospheric microbes, producing phytopathogenic inhibitors, modification of nutrient uptake and ultimately boosting biological Nitrogen fixation.

Pseudomonas = Plant-associated Pseudomonas live as saprophytes on plant surfaces and inside plant tissues. Many plant-associated Pseudomonas promote plant growth by suppressing pathogenic micro-organisms, synthesizing growth-stimulating plant hormones and promoting increased plant disease resistance. 

Paenibacillus = serve as efficient PGPR, which competitively colonise plant roots and can simultaneously act as bio-fertilisers and as antagonists of recognised root pathogens, such as bacteria, fungi and nematodes. They enhance plant growth by several direct and indirect mechanisms. Direct mechanisms include Phosphate solubilisation, Nitrogen fixation, degradation of environmental pollutants, and hormone production. Indirect mechanisms include controlling phtyopathogens by competing for resources such as Iron, amino acids and sugars, as well as by producing antibiotics or lytic enzymes.

Creating AF Bioplus Powder

AF Bioplus Powder contains a synergy of select biology, with a known performance within the soil, with the security of genetic integrity of the selected microbes by obtaining specific strains from the registered ‘genetic banks’. To provide biology that best fits certain scenarios, research and field trials are carried out to determine the effects of individual microbial species and their synergistic effects within the soil.

Our fermenters are both ISO 9001 and 14001 accredited and carry out a range of quality control checks for microbial counts and contaminants. The viability of microbial products are also tested to well in excess of the pressures used in spraying equipment 60 – 700 bar to ensure ease of use.

The strains we use in this product were originally sourced from accredited repositories. As we carry out a continual programme of product improvement by selective cultivation, our strains our sent back to the German DSMZ culture collection to carry out multi locus sequencing to confirm that the microbes we are using are still the same species (selective cultivation slightly changes the genetic make-up of the microbe so this is a part of our standard quality control). Once the species has been confirmed, because of the slight genetic changes from the original, it is a assigned a new, unique strain number. This is why we can state that we use unique selected strains in our formulations.

Application method

AF Bioplus Powder can be applied in many situations to a variety of crops.

All agricultural crops: 300 g/ha in 100-200 L/ha water. Best applied with a microbial feed and natural carbon source, such as AF Nurture N or AF Nurture60.

Brewed: For drilling to increase Nitrogen fixation and Phosphate solubilisation. Follow the brew mix sequence as stated*:

Fill tank with 1000L water and bubble for 1 hour to remove any chlorine. 2. Heat to 20ºC if possible. 3. Add 20L of microbial food source, such as AF Nurture N. 4. Add amino acids (if necessary to do so). 5. Add 500g of AF Bioplus Powder. 6. Bubble for 24 hours and use on the day of manufacture.

Apply at 50 L/ha alongside AF Sinergy (1 L/ha) and AF Nurture N (1-2 L/ha) as a seed drench.

*Always consult your Aiva Fertiliser representative regards brew mixing, brew application, differing scenarios and suggested requirements.