Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
WHAT IS BAM-FX?
BAM-FX® is a unique mineral composition that induces priming in plants. This plant defense priming technology activates a plant’s innate immune system to change the physiology of a plant without genetic modification to substantially increase the absorption and assimilation of minerals and micronutrients to create exceptionally robust biomass, root system and vigor. This increased plant vigor activates the plant’s natural defense genes, which not only suppresses disease development and the effects of insect infestation, but also creates a curative response in plants allowing for recovery of infected plants.
WHAT RESULTS AND BENEFITS CAN I EXPECT TO SEE WITH BAM-FX?
Using BAM-FX® has many positive effects, including increased yield, disease defense and pest tolerance. Adding BAM-FX® to your mineral nutrition program can enhance yields, lower costs per acre, mitigate stress and increase efficacy.
In addition to an overall increase in environmental stress tolerance, you may expect to see many beneficial results including: higher yields, less culls, increased biomass, greater Brix (sugar) content, higher levels of chlorophyll, higher quality and more nutritious fruits and vegetables, more robust root development and accelerated plant development, including better seed germination and earlier flowering.
HOW DOES BAM-FX WORK AND WHY IS IT DIFFERENT FROM OTHER PLANT MICRONUTRIENT PRODUCTS?
WHAT RESEARCH HAS BEEN DONE ON BAM-FX TO PROVE ITS EFFECTIVENESS?
Research and development has included missions to the International Space Station, university trials, toxicity testing, laboratory studies and fifteen years in discovery with over 5 million dollars in R&D. Extensive third party validations and field trials on a large variety of crops across a broad range of climates and conditions have been conducted. Results have consistently demonstrated that applications of the BAM-FX® micronutrient formula have shown superior rooting, thicker stemming, increased biomass growth, increased sugar/brix content, a higher nutritional value, an increase in yield, a more uniform yield, better taste, better color, fortification against environmental stresses, better and more efficient utilization of other micronutrients and macronutrients with better growth responses (faster to market). Additionally, BAM-FX® has demonstrated through proof of concept studies and ongoing trials the unique ability to successfully treat currently incurable plant diseases.
HOW CAN BAM-FX INCREASE MY ROI?
Higher profit margins are achievable through increased yield and farm crop value, the ability to save crops that would otherwise have to be destroyed, and in some cases, reduced crop inputs.
ON WHICH CROPS AND PLANTS MAY BAM-FX BE APPLIED AND EFFECTIVE?
BAM-FX® has been tested and has shown to be effective on many common field crops (fruits, vegetables, grains and fiber), shrubs, trees, turf and grasses, and on certain specialty plants.
HOW IS BAM-FX APPLIED?
BAM-FX® works best when used as a foliar application and can be used safely in conjunction with a wide variety of other products. BAM-FX® may be applied through sprinkler systems, by tank trucks, backpack sprayers and aircraft. For smaller applications, BAM-FX® may simply be mixed with tap or well water and applied with a hand sprayer. It is important that instructions and protocols be followed carefully with all BAM-FX® applications.
General Purpose Instructions:
SHAKE WELL BEFORE USE. BAM-FX® is a concentrate, do not apply directly to plants. Dilution and application may vary according crop, average rates are as follows.
- Foliar Spray Application: Mix 5 – 10 mL (1 – 2 tsp) per gallon of water. Do not exceed 16 oz./acre. For young, non-established plants, mix 2.5 mL (½ tsp) per gallon of water. Apply every 7 – 10 days.
Consult your technical or Customer Service representative for specific rates and compatibility.
DOES BAM-FX REQUIRE ANY SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR HANDLING?
Proper mixing and handling is essential. BAM-FX® is a low pH concentrate product with an acid base. Low grade stainless steel equipment users should read the instructions carefully as pitting and/or etching may occur. All equipment should be thoroughly rinsed after use. High density polyethylene tanks and equipment are not affected. BAM-FX® should be mixed and applied using only plastic containers. Spray nozzles should be plastic, stainless steel or other hard metals. It is important that product instructions followed carefully with all BAM-FX® applications. See BAM-FX® Product Label and BAM-FX® Safety Data Sheet available in the Agrian® Label Database for detailed information.
IS BAM-FX COMPATIBLE WITH OTHER STANDARD FARMING PRACTICE PRODUCTS?
BAM-FX® is a versatile product and can be combined with other products to reduce labor, equipment use and energy costs. It is compatible with many standard fertilizer regimens; however, BAM-FX® should not be mixed or applied at the same time as glyphosate or pH adjusters. It can also be applied after dry fertilizer applications. Consult your BAM-FX® product support representative before applying BAM-FX® in conjunction with other products.
IS THERE ANY ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT WITH THE USE OF BAM-FX?
DO YOU OFFER TECHNICAL GUIDANCE ON USING BAM-FX?
ARE "PRIVATE LABEL" OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE?
WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ON BAM-FX OR FIND A DISTRIBUTOR NEAR ME?
BAM-FX has an expanding worldwide sales and distribution network. Reference more information and complete the contact form or contact us by using the information below to find a sales representative or distributor in your area.
561-416-0400 ext. 308