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TagTeam® LCO

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Product Overview


Three powerful technologies combine to build a better crop

TagTeam® LCO inoculation is a triple-action granular product that combines a specially selected Rhizobium inoculant with the phosphate solubilizing Penicillium bilaiae fungi and the proven performance of LCO (lipochitooligosaccharide) technology for increased nitrogen fixation.

Key benefits at a glance

  • Greater opportunity for the development of nitrogen-fixing nodules with LCO
  • Improved nodule formation
  • Enhanced nutrient availability, which support root and shoot growth
  • Improved phosphate availability
  • Increased nitrogen fixation

Earlier nodulation development

LCO is a molecule involved in the rhizobia–legume nodulation system. LCO is an important component in nodulation as a key driver in the communication between plants and rhizobia.

When the LCO molecule is present at the time of planting, it allows for the nodulation process to begin, independent of variety, soil and environmental conditions. The benefit of earlier nodulation initiation is nitrogen availability to the plant, which supports plant growth such as root and shoot development. The result of this earlyseason activity is improved plant performance.

How the technology works

Freeing Phosphate

Penicillium bilaiae releases bound mineral forms of soil and fertilizer phosphate, making it more available to the plant.

More Nitrogen

  1. Needing nitrogen, the plant releases flavonoids to signal rhizobia.
  2. Sensing the flavonoids, the rhizobia signal LCO back to the plant.
  3. The plant can respond to the LCO, allowing the rhizobia to infect its roots.
  4. This infection can create nodules, which help fix atmospheric nitrogen.

BioAdvantage Trials

  • Pea Peas Treated with TagTeam LCO Source: Results were collected from 29 farmer-conducted, large-scale, side-by-side BioAdvantage Trails conducted in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario from 2015-2018.
  • Lentils Lentils Treated with TagTeam LCO Source: Results were collected from 25 farmer-conducted, large-scale, side-by-side BioAdvantage Trails conducted in Alberta, Manitoba and Ontario from 2015-2018.
Date: June 5, 2018
Crop: Peas Location: Tagaske
Date: June 06, 2018
Crop: Peas Location: Govan
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