Our 5 Beneficial Bacteria Species
Updated: Jul 7, 2020
Our ability to combine these bacteria into a mixed, stable, and potent culture is the key to our success. Most importantly are the PGP Plant Growth Promoting functions provided by ACF-SR.
Many biological products have a culture count of only 5 million cfu/mL, with a limited variety of bacteria species, making large-scale applications impractical. Brewing produces a beneficial blend of bacteria at super high concentrations, lowering input costs, while drastically improving crop and soil health.
Our patented brewing process and culturing software ensure a gold standard of quality control, allowing our 5 bacteria species to reproduce rapidly before applying.
1. Rhodopseudomonas palustris | Enhances soil bioactivity & nitrogen fixation
R. palustris has genes that encode for proteins that make up light-harvesting complexes and photosynthetic reaction centers. LH complexes and photosynthetic reaction centers are typically found in photosynthetic organisms like green plants. R. palustris also has genes that encode for the protein ruBisCO, an enzyme that is necessary for carbon dioxide fixation in plants and other photosynthetic organisms.
2. Bacillus licheniformis | Enhances soil bioactivity & provides plant growth hormones
Bacillus licheniformis has a high capacity of secretion of the alkaline serine protease andhasmade B. licheniformis one of the most important bacteria in industrial enzyme production. It tends to form spores in the soil which makes it desirable to be used for industrial purposes such as the production of enzymes, antibiotics, and small metabolites. It produces a variety of extracellular enzymes that are associated with the cycling of nutrients in nature. The bacterium, is well adapted to grow in alkaline conditions, so the protease it produces can withstand high pH levels.
3. Nitrosomonas europaea | Converts ammonia to nitrate & solubilizes phosphates
This microbe has been shown to be an ammonia-oxidizing soil bacterium and it is known to have a range of substrates that might be useful in bioremediation. While not using photosynthesis for energy is not unique, "burning" ammonia with oxygen is. Both are characteristics of Nitrosomonas europaea. This microbe tolerates a pH of 6.0-9.0, the optimal conditions being slightly basic; it has anaerobic metabolism. The ability of nitrifying organisms to degrade some pollutants may make these organisms attractive for controlled bioremediation in nitrifying soils.
4. Nitrobacter winogradskyi | Converts nitrite to nitrate & solubilizes phosphates
Nitrobacter winogradskyi plays a key role in the nitrogen cycle by converting nitrite to nitrate. Nitrite is the end product of ammonium oxidation during the nitrification process of the nitrogen cycle. It can grow in both aerobic and anaerobic conditions with nitrate as its electron acceptor during anoxic conditions. It uses nitrate as an electron acceptor producing nitrite, nitric oxide, and nitrous oxide. When oxygen is present it oxidizes nitrite to nitrate.
5. Bacillus subtilis | Solubilizes phosphates & siderophore production
Bacillus subtillis, known also as the hay bacillus or grass bacillus is rod-shaped and can form a tough, protective endospore, allowing it to tolerate extreme environmental conditions. It is one of the bacterial champions in secreted enzyme production and used on an industrial scale by biotechnology companies. Due to its excellent fermentation properties, with high product yields, it is used to produce various enzymes, such as amylase and proteases.