General information about Albit
- Brand-new biotech product
showing universal growth stimulation on all investigated plants. Efficiency
of Albit has been confirmed in more than 500 field trials
on 60 agricultural
- When applied with traditional pesticides
and fertilizers Albit reduces stress caused by chemical treatments. Addition of Albit to
herbicides increases yield averagely by 16.6% over pure herbicide treatment
- Albit increases
of wheat by
0,3-0,5 t/ha, rice by
0,7 t/ha, maize by
0,4 t/ha, potato by
3,4 t/ha, soybeans
by 0,3 t/ha, sugar beet by
4,8 t/ha, kidney bean
by 0,45 t/ha, vegetables by
1,9-11,9 t/ha, horticultures by
0,1-1,6 t/ha, vine by
- Albit increases plant drought-
and heat-resistance by 10-60%
- Albit increases yield
quality (content of gluten in wheat, oil in rapeseed),
reduces mycotoxin contamination
- Via natural mechanisms of immunization, Albit
protects plants against wide range of main plant diseases (rots,
rusts, spots, wilts). Application of Albit allows to
cut costs of application of fungicides by ca. 50%,
conventional fertilizers by 10-30%
- Reliable: Provides consistent
results from year to year under different weather and soil conditions on a variety of crops.
Consistency of effect of Albit is ca.
2 times higher than that of other analogues
- Non-toxic: No adverse human,
animal or environmental impact (8 times less toxic than table salt). Certified for use
in organic farming
- Albit has been successfully used
for over 20 years by farmers in 25
countries ranging from Germany and Switzerland to China and Australia
- Albit is very compact
(1 L is used for treatment of ca. 25 hectares). Liquid product that is easy to use.
Shelf life 3 years
Fig. 1. Average yield increase (t/ha) obtained with Albit treatment
in Russian Federation (crops are given in alphabetical order)
Albit® is a modern innovative
biostimulant of biological origin, its purpose: increase of plant resistance
to drought and to other unfavorable climatic conditions (stresses), neutralization
of stress effect of chemical pesticides and fertilizers, increase of seed germination,
decrease of period of crop formation, increase of crop yield (by 5–30% depending
on crop), improvement of crop quality (increases gluten content in wheat by
0.5–5.1%), immunization of plant against a wide range of diseases (root rots,
Septoria leaf spot, brown rust, mildew, net blotch, bacteriosis, root and stem
Our biostimulant is the plants stimulant of biological origin which is developed
by Russian scientists and competitive with the best analogues up-country and
abroad. In the last decade, Albit becàme the standard for its class of biopesticides
in crop production.
What is the reason for the success of Albit?
A significant drawback of traditional pesticides is their inability to protect
plants from abiotic stresses. All huge
arsenal of plant protection methods existing now aims to combat diseases and
pests (usually causing yield losses in the range of 15-30 %). Meanwhile, the
yield losses of major crops occurring due to abiotic stress factors (drought,
extreme temperatures, salinity and soil pollution, pesticide stress, etc.)
are estimated at 51-82 %, which is greater than the losses due to pests and
diseases (Biochemistry and molecular biology of plants / Eds. B.B. Buchanan,
W. Gruissem, R.L. Jones. – American Society of Plant Physiologists, 2006).
In particular, any pesticide treatment of plants has a stress side effect even
on main culture. Under the influence of herbicides net photosynthetic rate
is reduced by 44-100 %, fungicides - by 21-35 %, insecticides - by 36-81 %
(Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology, V. 86 - 2006).
Albit LLC employees develop biological stimulators and immunizators for over
40 years. They created a multipurpose antistress agent, using
the potential of natural beneficial microorganisms that live on plant roots. Unlike many
analogues, Albit has no direct stimulatory effect on the growth, but enhances
the natural immunity and stress tolerance of plants, thereby increasing yield.
Fig. 2. Brand-new automatic fermentation equipment which Albit is produced on
High efficiency of Albit has been confirmed in more than 250 successful field
trials carried out in 1997-2004 by leading scientific institutions: Lomonosov Moscow
State university, All-Russia Institute of Plant Protection (Ministry of Agriculture), All-Russia
Institute of Plant Protection RAAS (Russia Academy of Agricultural Sciences), All-Russia Flax
Institute, All-Russia Institute of Legumes and Groat Crops, All-Russia Institute of Horticulture,
All-Russia Institute of Vegetable Selection and Seed Breeding, All-Russia Institute of Viticulture
and Vine processing, Institute of Plant Physiology (Russian Academy of Sciences), All-Russia Soil
Institute, Agricultural Scientific Institute of South-East, Ryazan State Agricultural Academy,
Kurgan Institute of Grain Growing, Far East Institute of Plant Protection, Institute of Biochemistry
and Physiology of Microorganisms, Regional Plant Protection Stations and others.
High efficiency of Albit was demonstrated in long-term field trials in
winter and spring
barley, rye, oats,
rice, sugar beet,
string bean, lupine,
white and Chinese
table beet, strawberry,
decorative green plantings and wood breeds,
lawn grasses, outdoor
and greenhouse flowers (total in 67 agricultures).
In Russia, Albit is permitted for use as antidote (also
registered as a plant growth regulator and fungicide).
Albit is registered in a number of countries of the Commonwealth
of Independent States, European Union, Switzerland, Australia,
Ñhina, USA and other countries, as fertilizer (supplementary
additive for plants).
Fig. 3. On the left: Phase-contrast microscopy of bacteria (Bacillus
megaterium) with granules of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB). On the right:
structural formula of the PHB.
The active ingredient of Albit is a natural biopolymer poly-β-hydroxybutyrate
(PHB) synthesized by soil beneficial bacteria Bacillus megaterium and Pseudomonas
aureofaciens. In the natural environment, these bacteria inhabit
on plant roots and stimulate root growth, protect plants from diseases and
environmental stresses. The formulation also contains a set of substances
which potentiate and stabilize the effect of PHB: Magnesium sulphate, Dipotassium
phosphate, Potassium nitrate, Urea, and Coniferous extract. Albit does not
contain living microorganisms, that makes its activity more stable and less
dependent on environmental conditions. Albit combines low cost and low toxicity
of biological fertilizers,
and efficiency, stability and predictability of chemical pesticides.
Mechanisms of action of Albit are based on natural resistance
reactions of plants: stimulation of antioxidant enzymes and induction of immune
response, regulation of uptake of nutrients and plant development (see
Increase of yield and plant growth stimulation.
Albit stably increases yield of cereals, sugar beet, sunflower, potato, flax,
vegetables, legumes, horticultures, fodder grasses averagely by 5-20% (Plant
protection and quarantine, Nr 9, 2005). The yield increase of plant species having high
undisclosed potential (such as buckwheat and canola) might reach up to 50 % over the control
In field trials Albit provided averagely 2.25 times higher yield increase
than other biostimulants and plant growth regulators. Effectiveness of Albit was practically
the same as that of chemical fungicides, which are tenth times more expensive.
Yield quality. Albit increases
gluten content in wheat grain by 0.5-5.1% (averagely by 2.3%). Albit also
improves yield quality of other crops, for example, increases sugar content in sugar beet
by 0.3-2.0%, output of sunflower oil (reports of All-Russia Institute of Plant Protection)
and percentage-number of flax fibre by 26–55 % (reports of All-Russia Flax
Institute). In vegetables, Albit increases content of vitamins by 6-25 %
whereas content of nitrates decreases by 16–26% (reports of All-Russia Institute of Vegetable
Selection and Seed Breeding). Joint application of 1 ml of Albit with insecticides provides
additionally 5 L of canola oil on average (Plant protection and quarantine,
Nr 1, 2005; Plant protection and quarantine, Nr 8, 2007 ).
Protection against diseases.
Albit possesses protective activity, suppressing development of the broad range of main
diseases of agricultural crops (root rots, powdery mildew, leaf spots, brown rust,
fusarioses, septorioses, anthracnose, scab, late blight, black leg, white and grey decay,
bacterioses, etc.); Albit is officially registered in Russia as a mean of protection
against 26 diseases. Biological efficiency of the pesticide against
diseases is 40-90% averagely (Plant protection and quarantine , Nr 1, 2005, Zemledeliye,
Nr 1, 2007). Efficiency of Albit against many diseases is not inferior to that of much
more expensive chemical means of protection. E.g., the biological efficiency (BE) of Albit
against root rots of cereal crops is 59–81% averagely, whereas BE of chemical fungicides is
just 40-70% (Plant protection and quarantine , Nr 3, 2005).
Unlike chemical fungicides, Albit is not toxic and does not eradicate pathogens, but it
increases the natural resistance (immunity) of plants. Therefore, plants
should be treated before appearance of the first signs of disease, and infestation with
complex of pathogens must not exceed 30% (in absence of internal infections). At higher
infestation level, the biostimulant is recommended to combine (mix together) with chemical
Albit differs from chemical fungicides by another unique feature. Albit affects
not only the plant, but also a huge (tens of billions of microorganisms per
gram of soil), diverse microbial world, living on its
roots. Chemicalization of agriculture using intensive technology destroys the
natural microbiocenosis capable of protecting plants from phytopathogens. Pesticides
inhibit microbial activity of the soil by 30-50% (Plant Protection and Quarantine,
¹12-2014). Albit recovers natural community of beneficial
microorganisms on the roots of plants (Zashchita i Karantin Rastenij (Plant
Protection and Quarantine), ¹9-2011). Treatment with Albit reduces the
number of pathogenic microscopic fungi (e.g., the genus Fusarium) in soil at
the root by 25-75%. Instead, Albit induces the reduction of pathogenic fungi
(for example Fusarium species),
and increase the number of usefull micromycetes (Gliocladium è Trichoderma) –
antagonists of plant pathogens by 20-150%. As a result, the possibility of
infection of plants by soil pathogens reduces. Traditional chemical fungicides
are very different. Usually they are able to protect seed against root rot
infection reliably. However, the result of the pesticide stress is increased
sensitivity of seedlings to secondary infection from the soil, while Albit
provides more complex and long-term protection regardless of the infection
type (seed or soil).
Reduction of fungicidal load.
Treatment of plants with the majority of chemical pesticides causes stress
and temporary oppression of the plants, negatively affecting yield and yield
quality. Albit relieves the fungicide-mediated stress, and also increases natural
protective mechanisms of plants against diseases, that lead to
increasing fungicidal activity of a chemical pesticide. Therefore,
use of chemical fungicides mixed with Albit makes possible application of
the lowest recommended fungicide rates. Trials of All-Russia Institute of
Biological Plant Protection, All-Russia Institute of Plant Protection RAAS,
All-Russia Institute of Plant Protection, Agricultural Scientific Institute
of South-East, and other authorities (252 field trials with chemical fungicides
and protectants based on benomyl, dimethomorph, dithianon, difenoconazole,
carbendazim, carboxin, mancozeb, metalaxyl, propiconazole, sulphur compounds,
spiroxamine, tebuconazole, thiabendazole, thiram, triadimenol, flutriafol,
copper compounds, cymoxanil, cyproconazole and epoxiconazole) demonstrated
that halved dose of a chemical fungicide in combination with
Albit is as effective as the full dose of fungicide (Zemledeliye,
Nr 2, 2005)
For example, trials of All-Russia Institute of Legumes and Groat Crops (Oryol
oblast) demonstrated high efficiency of spring barley presowing treatment
with combination of Albit and decreased dose of flutriafol/thiabendazol based
fungicide (Vestnik RAAS, Nr 2, 2007). Treatment with such
combination provided considerable acceleration of plant growth and 28.9% yield
increase over untreated control (in variant with full dose of fungicide yield
increase was just 17.1%), and total suppression of root rots (Fig.4).
Fig. 4. Growth of spring barley var. Vizit after pre-sowing
seed treatment with fungicide (1) and fungicide + Albit (2) (National
Institute of Legumes and Groat Crops, 2005 — left picture, and 2006 — right
Owing to reduction of the dose of chemical fungicides and fungicidal seed treatment agents,
Albit make possible considerable reduction the cost of plant protective treatments
Relieving herbicidal stress.
Besides their main functions (protection of plants from weeds), pesticides
always cause stress to plants which they are devoted to defend. To reduce
pesticide toxicity, special substances called ‘antidotes’
(safeners) - might be used. Application of Albit as an safener
together with herbicides saves up to half of the yield of cereals, sugar beet,
soybean, flax and other cultures. Antistress activity of Albit is especially
pronounced in case of winter cereals treatment in EC stage 20-29 (tillering).
The plants, weakened by winter, herbicides and root rots, respond to Albit
treatment with dramatic increase of productivity (up to 10 centners/hectare
under field conditions).
In field trials, application of Albit together with herbicides provided considerable yield
increase of all major crops (Table 1).
Table 1. Antidote effect of Albit in combination with herbicides (yield
increase in sets of Albit + herbicides as compared to pure herbicides).
|| Antidote effect,
| Sugar beet
Note: presented data are the arithmetic means of all tests on
combinations of Albit with herbicides available in Albit Scientific and Industrial LLC
(105 field trials during 2001-2007).
For example, trial of Orenburg State Agrarian University demonstrated that
Albit increases effectiveness of all herbicides commonly used in this region
Fig. 5 Efficiency of combined application of Albit and herbicides
on spring wheat
(field trials of Orenburg State Agrarian University, 2005)
By now, the antidote activity of Albit was has been proven in combination with herbicides based
on 2,4-D amidosulphuron, haloxyfop R-methyl, desmedipham, dicamba, quizalofop-p-tefuryl, clopyralid,
metsulfuron-methyl, tralkoxidim, triasulfuron, tribenuron-methyl, trifluralin, thriflusulphuron-methyl,
phenmedipham, fenoxaprop-ethyl, florasulam, fluazifop-p-butyl, quizalofop-p-ethyl, chlorsulfuron and
ethofumesate (data of 105 field trials).
In a similar way, due to its antidote activity, Albit applied together with
insecticides against plant louses, leaf beetles, Swedish fly, Colorado beetle, caterpillars
and other insect pests increases plant productivity by 5-93% over control (treatment with insecticide
It is known that treatment of wheat by insecticides against shield-backed bugs reduces accumulation
of gluten in grain. Addition of Albit to the insecticides increases gluten content by 1.2–4.6% comparing
to the treatment with insecticide alone. Combination of Albit and insecticides provides pronounced
positive effect also on canola. (Plant protection
and quarantine, Nr 8, 2007).
In summary, combined use of Albit with fungicides, insecticides and herbicides increases
their efficiency by 5 - 93 %. According to head of one of the advanced farms-consumers
of Albit , only together with Albit all fungicides he used before started working with their full
capacity, i.e., providing 100% of the effect declared by their producers. Thus, joint
use of Albit and standard recommended means of plant protection provides their high reliability
According to averaged data of all field trials, addition of Albit to chemical pesticides
provides yield increase:
as compared to control grown with pure pesticides (without Albit)
(Zemledeliye, Nr. 1, 2006; Nr. 7, 2007).
- to herbicides – by 16,6 %;
- to insecticides – by 16,1 %;
- to chemical fungicides – by 12,0 %
Drought resistance. According to data of
Institute of Plant Physiology, Albit increases ability of plants to endure drought (increased
temperature and moisture deficiency) by 10-60 %. Now Albit is the only pesticide
officially registered in Russia as a mean of increase of drought resistance of cereal crops
(The List of Pesticides…, 2006). Increased drought resistance remains for several months
after treatment with Albit. Due to Albit, at the time of drought in 2003, farmers of Krasnodar
krai harvested high yields of wheat and barley (50-70 centners/hectare), same as those level of
normal 2002. The analogous effect was observed in the 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2007 drought years in
different regions of Russia.
Acceleration of plant growth.
Due to intensification of physiological and biochemical processes, Albit accelerates
the changes of phenological stages of agricultural crops by 3-12 days. As a
result, duration of the vegetative period required to obtain the high-grade
yield is reduced, that in some cases makes possible earlier harvesting and
obtaining of stable yield of southern cultures (sugar beet, soybean, winter
canola, vegetables) in more northern regions (Plant protection and quarantine,
Nr 11, 2005).
Effect on soil microflora.
Often necessary minerals present in soil in the sufficient amount, but these
elements are not available for plants. For example, the assimilation of phosphorus
from fertilizers is only about 20%. Soil microorganisms, inhabiting the rhizosphere
and soil around the plant (soil microbial community), can significantly increase
the availability of inorganic nutrients by the release of phosphorus, potassium
and microelements from the soil insoluble salts and fertilizers, and nitrogen
fixation. When injected into the soil (eg as a result of seeds treatment) Albit
is able to stimulate useful soil microflora, which is a
unique feature that differs Albit from analogues. By
the words of agronomist from the Krasnodar kray of Russia, due to application
of pesticides soil becomes almost sterile. Instead, under the Albit action
soil bacteria grow and develop actively. In total, microelements supply of
plants increases, infectious background decreases, and altogether soil becomes
healthier (Zashchita i Karantin Rastenij (Plant Protection and Quarantine),
No.9 – 2011). Due to stimulation of diazotrophs, phosphates-solubilizing
bacteria and other bacteria in the soil, Albit
increases mineral nutrients availability for plants from
the soil and fertilizers by 18-47%. According to the Department of Agricultural
Chemistry of Moscow State University, Albit application allows to reduce
the introduction of mineral fertilizers by 10-30%. Albit could substitute
up to 18 kg of active ingredients of nitrogen fertilizers or 14 kg of phosphorous
fertilizers for medium-cultivated soils (Bulletin of Research Institute
of Fertilizers and Agrochemistry, ¹ 113 – 2000).
By the words of agronomist from the Krasnodar kray of Russia, due to application
of pesticides soil becomes almost sterile. Instead, under the Albit effect soil
bacteria grow and develop actively. In total, microelements supply of plants increases,
infectious background decreases, and altogether soil becomes healthier ( Zashchita i
Karantin Rastenij (Plant Protection and Quarantine), No.9 – 2011).
Due to stimulation of diazotrophs, phosphates-solubilizing bacteria and other
bacteria in the soil, Albit increases mineral nutrients availability
for plants from the soil and fertilizers by 18-47%. According to
the Department of Agricultural Chemistry of Moscow State University, Albit
application allows to reduce the introduction of mineral fertilizers by 10-30%.
Albit could substitute up to 18 kg of active ingredients of nitrogen fertilizers
or 14 kg of phosphorous fertilizers for medium-cultivated soils (Bulletin
of Research Institute of Fertilizers and Agrochemistry, ¹ 113 – 2000).
From data of Moscow State University and All-Russian Research Institute of
Floriculture and Subtropical Crops, treatment with Albit induces the reduction
of pathogenic fungi (Fusarium è Phytophtora), and
increase the number of micromycetes Gliocladium è Trichoderma –
antagonists of plant pathogens.
Several parallel mechanisms of action allows Albit guaranteed to have a positive
effect on crops.
Experts in agriculture know well, that the result of application of even highly
effective pesticides can noticeably vary depending on year, field specificity,
agricultural background, phytosanitary conditions, terms of treatment. One
of the purposes of Albit development was overcoming of low reproducibility,
which is a common defect of most of the biostimulants. Reproducibility
can be quantitatively characterized by the ratio of standard deviation of
all experiments and the arithmetical mean (variation coefficient CV).
According to averaged CVs of all field trials, the ability of Albit to provide
stable yield increase was 2.48 times higher than
that of the other bioformulations and 12% higher than that
of chemical pesticides. Therefore, high reliability and reproducibility (Fig.
6) is one of the main advantages of Albit.
Fig. 6. Reproducibility of action of Albit and other types of
pesticides (averaged results of all field trials).
Reproducibility of Albit
is taken for 100%.
Economical efficiency. The
result of a low price is the high profitability of Albit
(Table. 2). Let us give an example of the calculation of the cost-effectiveness
of Albit (all calculations are made based on Russian domestic prices using
mid-2008 exchange rate of 1 Euro = 35 Rubles). The increase of winter wheat
yield under the influence of Albit on the average of long-term data is 0.5
t/ha. When the purchase price of grain is 5000 rubles / t, the price of extra
yield will be 2500 rubles / ha. Detracting the cost of Albit for a full cycle
of processing (about 250 rubles / ha for pre-sowing treatment and 2 sprayings)
and the cost of harvesting and transportation of additional yield (300 rubles),
net income will be 1950 rubles / ha. Since Albit is generally used in a mixes
with regular treatments with chemical pesticides, the costs of application
is not counted. The costs for harvesting and transportation of additional
crop taken as standards of Nat. Research Institute of Plants Protection -
600 rubles / t. Accordingly, the payback of Albit application on winter wheat
will be 4.55 times, profitability – 355 %.
In multiple trials conducted on the main agricultures in Russia, in average
the profitability of Albit was not lower than
200 %, payback was 3-15 times according
of the year and culture. Cost effectiveness of Albit was 1.89 times higher
then chemical fungicides and 2.25 times higher
then analogous biopesticides and growth regulators.
Net income from the use
of Albit in the Krasnodar kray according to the long-term data of Russian
Agricultural Center (Rosselhoztsentr) on sugar beet was 3220-4020 rubles
/ ha, payback from 12.7 to 23 times. In the EU, the net profit from the
use of Albit on cereals and oilseed rape was an average of 100
euros / ha.
Table 2. Approximate application recommendations and profitability of Albit for
the main agricultures (mean data of all available field trials)
Note: average data of yield was obtained based on field
trials with applying of Albit (1997–2004).
Method of treatment and average application rates
Application rate of Albit, mL/ha (L/1000
Field area which can be treated with 1 litre of Albit
Increase of yield, t/ha
Extra yield provided by 1 litre of Albit, t
seed treatment 40 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice), 40 mL/ha
seed treatment 40 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice), 40 mL/ha
seed treatment 40 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice), 40 mL/ha
seed treatment 20 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice),
seed treatment 75 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice), 30 mL/ha
seed treatment 350 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice), 40 mL/ha
|Maize (grain/green mass)
seed treatment 100 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice), 40 mL/ha
||seed treatment 100 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice), 50
seed treatment 50 mL/t, foliar spraying, 40 mL/ha
| Flax (seeds/straw)
seed treatment 60 mL/t, foliar spraying, 50 mL/ha
seed treatment 50 mL/t, foliar spraying, 35 mL/ha
seed treatment 50 mL/t, foliar spraying, 35 mL/ha
seed treatment 50 mL/t, foliar spraying, 60 mL/ha
seed treatment 2000 mL/t, foliar spraying (twice),
foliar spraying (five-fold), 200 mL/ha
foliar spraying (triple), 100 mL/ha
Albit requires very low application rates. For foliar spraying
on most agricultural crops, concentration of Albit 1 ml/10 l is recommended.
Albit solution of this concentration is used for foliar sprayings, watering,
root and extra-root fertilizing, trickle irrigation, soil saturation. It is
desirable that the solution gets onto the plant leaves.
Instead of performing separate treatments with Albit, you may add 10 ml Albit/10
l working solution of standard herbicide, insecticide,
fertilizer treatments (for details see above).
Since 1997, Albit has been successfully
used in farms of Amur, Belgorod, Bryansk,
Vladimir, Volgograd, Vologda, Voronezh, Ivanovo, Irkutsk, Kaluga, Kemerovo,
Kirov, Lipetsk, Moscow, Nizhniy Novgorod, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Orenburg,
Oryol, Penza, Perm, Rostov, Ryazan, Samara, Saratov, Sverdlovsk,
Tambov, Tomsk, Tula, Tyumen, Ulyanovsk, Chelyabinsk, Yaroslavl oblasts,
republics of Tatarstan, Bashkortostan, Chuvashia, Kabardino-Balkaria and
Mordovia, Altay, Krasnodar, Perm, Primorye and Stavropol krais (totally
in 50 regions of
Russia and 25 foreign
countries ranging from Finland and Switzerland
to China and USA) — on more than 2 million ha Fig.
7). The main indicator of high demand for Albit is the
stable growth of its annual sales.
Fig. 7. Countries of the World where Albit is used, data of 2017 (marked
with more intense color)
Albit has been successfully used not
only by Russian but also by foreign advanced farms and agricultural holdings. In
among our Customers should be mentioned Agricultural Company Burgudzhi of
Odessa oblast, Baryshivska Grain Company of Kyiv oblast, Iceberg Ltd. of
Zakarpattya oblast, Shampan’ Ukrainy SA, well-known Agricultural Holdings
such as Kernel, Agroprodinvest, Luckygrain, AgroInvest Ukraina, Krajevid
Invest, Chimk and others. In Latvia - the largest farm of the country SIA
«Uzvara-lauks», association LPKS Agrario. In Estonia, farm Nuudi Talu (the
highest rapeseed yield in the country). Rolnicka a.s.
and other farms belonging to the national rapeseed growers’ association SPZO,
principal nationwide seed treatment companies OSEVA, Druzina, and Limagrain (seed treatment facility for farmers
all across the country), might be listed. Albit also used by
large agricultural holding Linas Agro Group AB (Lithuania - Denmark). Results
of application of Albit in European
Union countries are summarized here.
On the other hand, the more small-scale farms use Albit as a less expensive
alternative of chemical fungicides.
Albit has been highly appreciated by experts. Annual Russian Innovations contest
is carried out for the purpose of promotion of innovations in Russia and selection of the
most perspective scientific high-tech developments. Organizers of contest are journal
Expert and Financial Corporation Sistema with support of Department of
Education and Science of Russian Federation. The winners are the best innovation projects
in the field of aerospace technologies, nuclear-power engineering, electronics, biotechnology,
medicine, etc. In 2003, Albit was the only product in the field of agriculture
which reached the final of the competition.
Application. Albit is used for presowing
seed treatment and foliar sprays of plants. In most cases, Albit is not
applied alone, but in course of scheduled treatments with fungicides, herbicides and insecticides.
The main ways of using Albit are:
- As an antidote, Albit is used with herbicides,
increasing yields of cereals, sugar beet, sunflower, buckwheat, soybean, and
flax averagely by 16.6% (up to 68%). Addition of Albit to herbicides (just 88
roubles/hectare of additional expenses) provides 1.2–9.9 centners/hectare of average extra yield
of cereals, 25.7 centners/hectare of sugar beet, 6.8 centners/hectare of buckwheat. Treatment
with Albit also protects plants from drought and leaf diseases.
- Presowing seed treatment of cereals,
è buckwheat. t is possible to use
combinations of Albit with the minimal recommended doses
of fungicides, or (depending on the infection level) to replace them partially or
completely with Albit. Since for the majority of crops the cost of treatment with Albit is
less than 50 roubles/tonne of seeds, the total cost of seed treatment might be reduced
by 25–90%. Seed treatment with Albit provides additionally 3.8 centners/hectare of winter
wheat, 3.7 centners/hectare of spring barley, 3.0 centners/hectare of sunflower, 4.7
centners/hectare of soybean, 2.4 centners/hectare of pea. Protection of plants against
root rots and advancing immunization against soil and leaf infections are also provided.
- Joint use of Albit with insecticides
is capable to increase productivity of cereals,
potato, vegetables by 36.1% on average (in case of
(canola up to 93%) in comparison with pure insecticides. Spraying
of wheat with combination of Albit and insectoacarycides against chinch increases gluten content
in grain by 1.2–4.6%.
- Application of Albit together with mineral fertilizers
makes possible reduction of fertilizer application rates averagely
by 10-30%. Addition of Albit to solution of urea or to other liquid nitric fertilizers,
helps to avoid stress (burns) of plants.
- Protection of apple and
vine, that makes possible 2-3 fold reduction of chemical
fungicide amounts, and harvesting of ecologically pure organic production through partial
replacement of scheduled chemical fungicide treatments with Albit.
- Pre-planting treatment of tubers and foliar spraying of
potato with Albit in alternation with chemical fungicides partially replaces the
- Treatment of vegetables, which makes possible
partial or entire replacement of growth promoters, fungicides, and fertilizers.
- Stimulation of fodder grasses (galega, alfalfa,
clover, vetch) regrowth after skewing.
- Induction of flowering of decorative plants and increasing
For the detailed application recommendations of Albit, please refer to the officially registered
Preparative form of Albit is liquid paste with pleasant coniferous
smell that easily mixes up with water. The formulation is packaged in 1
litre plastic bottles,
16 bottles in box.
According to results of toxicological expertise, Albit is reckoned among 4th class of danger (lowest
toxicity), whereas majority of pesticides relates to more dangerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd classes of danger.
Thus, one important feature of Albit is its harmlessness
for humans, animals and plants. Due to its safety Albit is used in technologies of organic
Shelf life of Albit is 3 years at the temperature from -20 to
All calculations concerning cost of application and economic efficacy of Albit
on this website are made based on the domestic Russian retail price of our
product. Actual prices in other countries are dependent on customs/transportation
costs and legal issues and are set by local Distributors.
Albit Scientific and Industrial LLC (Albit LLC)
(142290 Moscow oblast, Pushchino, Ðrospect Nauki, 5)
For updated information about Albit, please see our Internet site
www.albit.ru (Russian) and
www.albit.com (English, might contain incomplete
and/or obsolete information).
For purchasing Albit and consultations, please refer to our official dealers.
The nearest dealer can be found here.