In the world of modern agriculture, innovative solutions are sought to meet the ever-growing demand for higher yields, better-quality crops, and sustainable practices. Different types of seaweed-based biostimulants have been utilized for centuries to enhance crop growth and soil fertility. As a reliable tool, they offer a natural and effective means to boost plant growth, development, and stress tolerance.

Overview of Van Iperen's Seaweed Biostimulants

Among the diverse seaweed species utilized in biostimulant formulations, we find a large variety with different properties:

  • Ascophyllum nodosum (Knotted Wrack): This is one of the most popular seaweeds used in biostimulant products. It contains a wide range of natural plant growth regulators, including cytokinins, auxins, and gibberellins. These compounds promote root development, nutrient uptake, and overall plant growth. Ascophyllum nodosum-based biostimulants also contribute to increased tolerance to environmental stresses. Additionally, it provides essential micronutrients like iodine and zinc.
  • Ecklonia maxima (Brown Seaweed): Ecklonia maxima is known for its high content of natural antioxidants, which help plants cope with abiotic stressors like drought and heat.
  • Sargassum spp.: This seaweed boasts high levels of amino acids that enhance nutrient assimilation, promoting robust growth and resilience in challenging conditions.
  • Laminaria spp. (Kelp): Kelp extracts, rich in natural compounds and essential nutrients, stimulating root development, nutrient uptake efficiency, and flowering.
  • Ulva spp. (Sea Lettuce): Ulva-based biostimulants offer a balanced mix of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, contributing to overall plant health and vigor.
  • Fucus spp. (Bladderwrack): Bladderwrack boosts cell division, root elongation, and lateral bud development, leading to optimal plant architecture

While various seaweed species offer unique benefits, choosing Ascophyllum nodosum-based biostimulants is particularly advantageous. Their naturally diverse composition, which englobes many properties, makes them a standout choice for enhancing crop resilience and productivity at the same time. They combine helping the plant adapt to various physiological functions while protecting it from abiotic stress at the same time.

The customized agronomic benefits of Ascophyllum nodosum biostimulants

At Van Iperen, we understand that agriculture isn’t a one-size-fits-all industry. That’s why we have developed a wide range of Ascophyllum nodosum-based biostimulants called Algae Solutions. Seamlessly fitting the puzzle pieces of local conditions and needs, our seaweed-based solutions empower growers to cultivate crops with a multiapproach: 

From field to harvest, from thriving to resilience, Van Iperen’s Algae Solutions offers a full range of seaweed-based products Where Nutrition meets Biostimulation. Join us in reimagining the possibilities that Ascophyllum nodosum seaweed biostimulants bring to fields!