Panoramix

Panoramix Biological seed dressing

Use Panoramix for:

Protection of the seeds, promotion of plant emergence, stimulation of root system and strengthening of the shoots.

Packaging:

Panoramix is sold in 10ml and 20ml sachets, 100ml and 1 litre bottles

General information

When to use Panoramix?

Panoramix is a biological seed dressing that consists of a combination of microorganisms that promote plant growth. These microorganisms colonize the roots and protect the crop during the entire cultivation season.

How does Panoramix work?

Panoramix contains various microorganisms that ensures that nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus are much more readily available for the plant. Panoramix therefore helps in the uptake of fertilizers. In addition, better developed root systems make moisture in the soil more available to the plant. Eventually the soil becomes healthier thanks to the presence of beneficial microorganisms.

How to use Panoramix

Application Panoramix

With regards to the quality of the microorganisms, the seeds must be sown immediately after treatment in order to obtain the best results. The unique liquid consistency makes it easy to apply and guarantees a uniform dressing. This is a considerable improvement from products applied as a dry powder.

Instructions for usage:

  • Shake the product well before use.
  • Mix the required quantity of Panoramix with the seeds.
  • Apply directly before sowing. Seeds can be treated and stored up to one month before sowing.
  • Store the treated seeds in a dark place between 8-15°C in paper or nylon bags, avoid plastic bags.

Dosage

The information given below is merely indicative. Tailored advice requires detailed information on local factors, such as the crop itself, climate conditions and the level of infestation. To ensure a correct approach, please consult a Koppert specialist or a recognized distributor of Koppert products.

Dosage per application:

  • Panoramix Wheat: 4ml/kg seeds
  • Panoramix Maize: 2ml/kg seeds

Best working conditions Panoramix

The balanced mix of microorganisms and additives that promote plant growth, ensure that Panoramix performs well and predictably in various climates.

Handling

Biological beneficials have a very short life expectancy and therefore need to be introduced into the crop as soon as possible after receipt. Failure to do so can have a negative impact on their quality. In case you do need to store Panoramix, please follow the instructions below. Koppert B.V. is not liable for any loss of quality if the product is stored for longer than recommended and/or under incorrect conditions.

Storage instructions:

  • Storage after receipt: up to 6 months
  • Storage temperature: between 4-8°C/39-46°F
  • Store in a dark place

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Some Tips for Maize Production in Challenging Times

The Kenya Meteorological Department has predicted that the current dry and hot conditions in the country will continue to prevail. As a result, the long rains growing season that usually starts in March and ends in May will be delayed. Whether this is just a cyclical pattern or the result of climate change is a subject for a separate debate. The delayed onset of rains is already causing anxiety among farmers as they ponder on the implications of this on their yields. Maize is undoubtedly the primary staple food in Kenya. Any factor that influences maize yields is therefore of key concern to farmers. Extraneous factors such as weather patterns notwithstanding, it is important for maize farmers to pay attention to all the good standard practices needed for optimum production. Firstly, the farmer needs to understand their agro ecological zone. This helps determine the climatic conditions ideal for maize production and informs correct hybrid seed choice. At this juncture, the farmer needs to understand the soil characteristics prevalent in their field. Maize is a nutrient intensive and requires adequate supplies of all nutrients for all growth stages. Fertile, well drained, well aerated and good textured soil is able to supply these nutrients. However, soil pH determines the availability of nutrients in the soil. pH is the level of acidity or alkalinity of the soil. Maize crops grow best at a soil pH of between 5.5 and 7.3, with pH 6.0–6.5 being optimal. In this range, nitrogen, potassium, phosphorus, calcium and magnesium are readily available. Nitrogen helps in establishment of healthy leaves, phosphorus for root formation, potassium for fruiting while secondary nutrients such as calcium and magnesium among others are critical for crop physiological functions. Soil testing helps establish the available nutrients and the remedial steps that need to be undertaken in case of deficiencies. Fertile soil should be well prepared for sowing. The correct tillage method ensures ample availability of all plant nutrients, water retention and reduced incidences of pests and diseases. It is important for the farmer to prepare for sowing by selecting the correct seed. Indeed, good seed doesn’t cost, it pays. In the case of maize, “good seed” often equates to good hybrid seed. Commercially acquired certified seeds are as a standard practice dressed with a fungicide and an insecticide to prevent diseases and insects respectively. A novel and growing practice is the further dressing with beneficial microorganisms such as Panoramix to ensure robust growth characterised by well-established root system. This improves nutrient and water use efficiency, resulting in a healthy resilient crop able to achieve higher yields. In addition, the correct sowing depth will ensure uniform emergence and good plant population. During, sowing it is crucial to use the right nutrient sources which include organic manure and fertilizers. Organic manure should be applied few weeks before sowing. For better fertilizer efficiency, it is important to use the 4R principles, which are the four ‘rights’ of fertilizer management i.e. apply the right source of nutrient at the right rate, at the right time and in the right place. Maize also requires ‘booster nitrogen’ over the growing period. It is important to top dress after 25-30 days of sowing and do the final top dressing after 20-25 days of first top dressing. It should be noted that the emergence, comes with other unwanted plants that compete with maize for nutrients. It is important to remove the unwanted plants by weeding regularly. If all these steps are followed, and the weather patterns are favourable, then the farmer is guaranteed of a bumper harvest. We take this opportunity to wish all maize farmers a highly productive season.


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Why Panoramix is Best for Your Seeds

Koppert’s product, Panoramix, continues to perform very well in different regions of Kenya. This seed dressing product for use in cereals is based on beneficial microorganisms that promote plant growth. Panoramix is applied directly to the seeds before planting. To obtain the best results, the seeds should be sown immediately after treatment. The unique liquid formulation makes it easy to apply and guarantees a uniform dressing. Panoramix delivers the following benefits: 1. It improves crop vigour and makes the crop more resilient 2. It boosts the plant’s resistance to insufficient moisture and other types of abiotic stress 3. It strengthens and improves the root system 4. It increases yield (an average increase of 3-4 bags per acre) 5. It is safe for people, plants and the environment The application procedure is as directed below: 1. Shake the product for about one minute and measure the right quantity of Panoramix 2. Put the seeds in a drum or any other mixing equipment and add Panoramix 3. Mix for about five minutes until a uniform dressing is achieved 4. Leave the seeds to dry in a cool place (away from the sun) for about 20-30 minutes before planting or bagging. NB: Sow the seeds immediately or in not more than 30 days! For more information about the product click here: Panoramix


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