In 2004, the Detonation Research Program was started to explore the benefits of adding a multi-strain probiotic package to enhance nutrient availability and nutrient uptake while building microbial and soil health. We began conducting research studies on high value crops under the research code names: BR, or RGA, and later the product was named Detonation or Intensify. This family of synergistic microbes colonized in the root zone which enhances the overall “Nutrient Delivery System.”
Our research on Detonation showed the essential role that soil microbes have in the soil and to the plant. Microbes are the biological catalyst to repair soil health, improve nutrient availability, and to enhance water and nutrient efficiencies. Due to the continued use of conventional fertilizer and pest control products, the soil microbial nutrient delivery system is being negatively impacted due to conventional practices. Plus, this conventional program approach was also having long term negative impacts on soil structure and organic content. This translates into a continued decline of soil and microbial health (in what ways, I would add a direct example).
To reverse this declining microbial trend, Detonation was added to these conventional agronomic programs to build and enhance soil microbial populations. The following research studies show the overall benefits of using Detonation regarding a range of application methods, timing, rates and frequency. With increasing environmental regulations on fertilizer and pest control usage, Detonation offers an excellent new agronomic tool for crop and soil management. Detonation will enhance the performance of other conventional agronomic products and programs. Listed below are the research findings for Detonation/Intensify a variety of crops plus a more detailed summary of each study.