Materials of this chapter were published in the article: T.A.
Ryabchinskaya, N.A. Sarantseva, G.L. Kharchenko, I.U. Bobreshova, A.K. Zlotnikov.
The tactic of using polyfunctional biostimulant Albit on oats // Saharnaya
Svyokla (Sugar Beet). - 2013. - ¹ 6. - P. 36-44.
About the effectiveness of treatment with Albit to reduce mycotoxins
content see also article: A.K. Zlotnikov, K.M. Zlotnikov. Influence of
biostimulant Albit on oats contamination by mycotoxins // Zemledelie (Agriculture).
- 2013. - ¹5. - P. 41-44.
Stable positive reaction to the biostimulant Albit is typical not only for
grains (wheat, barley, rye), but also for paniculate cereals (sorghum, millet,
Albit has been tested and applied on oats since 1998 in Bryansk, Vladimir,
Voronezh, Ryazan oblasts and other regions (see Table).
Increase in yield of oats under the influence of Albit ranged from 7.5 to
22.3 %, or from 0.4 to 0.6 t/ha with a control level of 1.9-5.5 t/ha depending
on the year, method of treatment and region. On average, the treatment with
Albit increases the yield of oats by 15.7 % (0.46 t/ha).
The high economic efficiency of Albit on oats was shown. Recoupment of Albit
application on oats was from 3.5 to 7.3 times (profitability - 260-635 %).
Each liter of Albit provides additional yield on average 19.2 tons of oats.
One liter of Albit is enough for treatment of 41.7 hectare at a rate of 20
mL/t seed + 20 mL/ha.
Method of application. On oats pre-sowing seed treatment
and spraying at the tillering stage, with application rate of Albit 20
mL/t and 20 mL/ha are recommended.
Fig. 1. Seed treatment with Albit promoted to
enhanced development of root system of oats, and also more friendly and
uniform germination. Left – variant with Albit treatment, right - variant
with standard treatment (Magdeburg, Germany, 2012).
Treatment with Albit allows effective prevention of infectious diseases (leaf
rust, red-brown blotch, Septoria leaf spot, and root rots
of various origin), increased flag leaf growth and photosynthesis efficiency,
accelerates phases of growth, enhances the resistance of plants to heat and
drought. Some effectiveness of Albit against insect pests was shown (flea beetles,
wheat leaf-miner, corn-flies). Sprayings with Albit should be combined with
the planned application of herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and liquid
Field trials of many years showed that oats grain (compared with other cereals)
has the highest concentration of harmful compounds - mycotoxins.
Therefore the impact of treatments with Albit on mycotoxin content in oats
grain was evaluated. It was found that Albit reduces crop infestation by major
mycotoxins deoxynivalenol (DON), T-2, NT-2, ochratoxins. On the aggregated
data we can conclude that the best rate of Albit is 20 mL/t (ha), since increasing
the level of all of the examined mycotoxins has not been observed.
In an experiment conducted in 2011 reduction of mycotoxins content under the
influence of Albit was approximately 25 % (with higher content of mycotoxins
in control), in 2012 by 40-60 % (with lower content of mycotoxins in control).
It was found that Albit at the recommended dosages is able to reduce the content
of mycotoxins. It is important due to chemical pesticides often have a negative
impact on the content of mycotoxins in grains (for details click here).
On oats Albit is applied as antidote for reducing
of phytotoxic effect of pesticides. Also Albit increases germination, activates
growth and development, increases resistance to unfavorable climate conditions,
improves yield quality, decrease content of mycotoxins in crops. Our product
also increases resistance to diseases.
In the following Table, you can see all
reports on performance of Albit on oats, available in English. For
all available reports, please see corresponding table on Russian
||Conditions and Results
||Plant Protection Station in Ryazan oblast
||The field trial was conducted at development and production
farm «Aloshenskoe». Albit was used for presowing seeds treatment with
an application rate of 30 mL/t. The area of the experimental field was
39 ha, control field area was 47 ha. The herbicide on the base of tribenuron-methil
was used. Yield increase under the action of Albit was 21,2 % or 0,41 t/ha
(2,34 t/ha for Albit application, 1,93 t/ha for control). Albit also protects
plants against infestation by root rots of different origin.
||Agricultural production company «Krasnyi rog»
||The field trial on Albit efficiency was conducted in duplicate
– experimental fields area were 50 ha; control fields areas were 30 and
50 ha. The average yield increase was 0,6 t/ha or 22,3 %.
||All-Russia Institute of Plants Protection (VNIIZR)
In the field trial Albit was used for presowing seeds
treatment and at the tillering stage (application rate of 10-100 mL/t
(ha)) in conjunction with the herbicide tribenuron-methil for oats variety "Skakun" (“Racehorse”).
The optimal application rate was 20 mL/t (ha) for seed treatment and
Yield in the variant with double treatment with Albit with an application
rate of Albit (20 mL/t (ha)) was 40.4 t/ha.
Yield increase was 4.9 t/ha or 13.8 %. Recoupment of expenses was 7.3 times,
and the margin was 571,7 %. Under the influence of Albit the area of the
flag leaf was significantly increased up to 120 % over control (111 % of
bio standard). Biological effectiveness from red-brown blotch and Septoria was
40 % (14 % of bio standard).
||All-Russia Institute of Plants Protection (VNIIZR)
In small plot experiment (size of plots 5 m2) Albit was
used for treatment of oats variety "Lion": presowing and foliar
spraying at tillering stage together with herbicide tribenuron-methyl
at a rate of 10-100 mL/t (ha). The optimum application rate of the biostimulant
Albit is 20 mL/t (ha).
Profitability of the double application of Albit in a dose of 20 mL/t (ha)
ranged from 248.5 to 286.0%; return on investment - from 3.5 to 4.9 times.
Yield increase at such application rate is 7.5% (control 3.6-5.5 t/ha).
Albit significantly increases photosynthetic efficiency up to 109.4% over
control (97% - biological
Biological efficiency of Albit against red-brown spot and rust was 27.3%
(18.2% biological reference product). A certain efficiency of Albit against
pests: 70% - grass flies (Chloropidae), 27% sunn pest or corn
bug (Eurygaster integriceps), 52% grass-miner moths (Agromyza
ambiqua), 71% of flea beetle (Alticini) was shown.
||Plant Protection Station in Vladimiroblast
||The field experiment was carried out at the Agricultural
production company "Karabanovskiy". Oat variety “Skakun” (“Racehorce”)
in a mixture with peas variety “Nikolka” was sown on an area of 50 hectares.
Seed treatment was performed with consumption rate of Albit - 40 mL/L.
The yield of green mass in the control was 11.3 t/ha. Treatment with Albit
contributed to the increase of the yield of green mass of 1.1 t/ha or 9.7