Increased root mass and distribution has been achieved with a single identified molecule without affecting the above ground mass. This increases plant uniformity and establishment produces a robust young plant. Further trials are under way to understand the effect at the molecular level and measure the response in different plant species.
The active ingredient has produced a consistent increase in rooting. This is responsive to the quantity applied and it requires pre-formulation so it can be provided as an additive but it is compatible with most fertiliser products from the common ones tested. Results have proven that plants produce more roots than would physiologically be able to without this molecule.