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The biostimulant to nourish and protect
Bridgeway is the leading amino acid and peptide biostimulant that promotes healthier, higher-yielding crops by stimulating growth, optimising resource-use-efficiency and increasing immunity against stressful growing conditions. Rich in all vegetal amino acids critical to growth, metabolism, nutrition and defence, Bridgeway is the natural renewable solution for growers looking to more resilient and sustainable crop production. Sourced exclusively from plants, Bridgeway provides triple action power through biostimulation, nutrition, and anti-stress action to nourish and protect crops under increasingly adverse growing conditions. This page provides information about Bridgeway. For trials results and our latest information please click here.
Key situations in which to use Bridgeway
- Help build robust root systems in winter and spring crops to increase ability for water and nutrient scavenging at depth
- Prior to fertiliser applications to minimise leaf scorch and optimise nutrient uptake and assimilation in the plant
- To optimise the chelation of metal ions within the plant
- Pre-T0 + T0 in moderate and high input wheat varieties to build the plant’s natural defences against invading diseases
- Early sugar beet establishment to maintain photosynthesis and increase tap root bulking - 3 applications optimal
- At T1 and T2 in barley to minimise stress which is a trigger for ramularia
- In the tank with ethephon-based PGRs in wheat and barley to minimise stress to the crop and reduce lodging and brackling to protect yield and quality
- Support recovery from abiotic, biotic and chemical stress. Apply ahead of anticipated stress for best results
- In potato crops to maintain photosynthesis during heat stress (>25oC) so tuber bulking can be maintained for yield – 2 to 3 applications optimal
- At the key stages of development In organic systems – all crops - to optimise plant health and protect against abiotic and biotic stress
Power crops, secure yield
How Bridgeway works
Reduces abiotic stress
Bridgeway contains high levels of L-Proline which helps counteract the effects of abiotic stress, and L-Serine which increases resistance to stress. If the crop has all the amino acids it needs from Bridgeway, it will not need to self destruct by breaking down the proteins (it has made for other important processes in the plant) to produce the amino acids required to aid stress recovery and repair. Feeding a crop Bridgeway produces fitter plants with greater tolerance to abiotic stress.
Increases the rate of photosynthesis
Bridgeway contains high levels of key amino acids L-Glycine and L-Glutamic Acid, critical to the production of chlorophyll in plants, and vital components of photosynthesis. Photosynthesis is the most important chemical process of plants that uses carbon dioxide, water and light energy to synthesise sugars to power all metabolic processes within the plant. This critical function is influenced by the amino acids L-Glycine and L-Glutamic acid, essential metabolites for chlorophyll synthesis and tissue formation. These amino acids raise the concentration of chlorophyll in plants. More chlorophyll means greater absorption of light energy, which in turn increases photosynthesis. Bridgeway increases the rate of photosynthesis, increasing the metabolic efficiency of plants. Wheat plants treated with Bridgeway have shown increases in sucrose (energy) production of up to 39% in-season, and 15% by the end of June.
Bridgeway contains high levels of L-Tryptophan, a fundamental precursor of rooting. The rooting ability of crops is not only vital for anchorage, but critical for the uptake of water and nutrients, particularly during periods of crop stress. Bridgeway increases root growth, improving the crop’s access to water and nutrients. Research at the University of Nottingham shows that Bridgeway increases rooting significantly in Winter Wheat and Spring Barley, in both stress and non-stress situations. Root increases of >40% were observed.
Increases the bioavailability of nutrients
Bridgeway contains high levels of L-Glycine and L-Glutamic Acid, increasing crop access and uptake to macro and micro nutrients. Availability of nutrients to the crop are critical to plant health and development. However, nutrients can become inaccessible to the crop due to their molecular structure / ionic charge. L-Glycine and L-Glutamic Acid play a vital role in enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients. Bridgeway increases nutrient uptake, producing healthier crops that can build yield for longer.
Increases pollination & fruit set
Bridgeway contains high levels of all amino acids required in this important final stage of growth – L-Histidine; L-Proline; L-Methionine; L-Glutamic Acid; L-Alanine; L-Valine and L-Leucine. These amino acids must be readily available to the crop in order to maximise pollination and fruit set. It is one of the most important phases of development within the plant and extremely energy intensive due to the high levels of amino acids required. By delivering these amino acids directly, Bridgeway promotes pollination and fruit set, building both crop yield and quality in the final trimester before harvest.
Approved for use in organic crops without restriction
Bridgeway contains all 18 L-amino acids required by plants. It is produced exclusively from plant materials through a process called enzymatic hydrolysis. Bridgeway has been verified and is permitted for use on all organic crops throughout the growing phase without restriction.
Bridgeway benefits proven in trials and reported from the field
Bridgeway has made a significant difference to our organic production
Neil Cairns is crop production manager for the largescale South Coast vegetable grower Barfoots of Botley. He has three years’ experience of using Interagro’s Bridgeway biostimulant on organic crops.Read case study
A 2 year appraisal of Bridgeway in Sugar Beet
The subject of biostimulants is one of those that divides opinion. Work conducted by Deborah Green of CMI Ltd, shows that Bridgeway application to sugar beet produced significant yield responses in both 2018 and 2019.Read case study
Bridgeway helped Sugar Beet recover from herbicide damage
For one Agronomist, Bridgeway was the last resort to save a dying crop of sugar beet damaged by a herbicide contaminated spray tank. That crop went on to produce larger beet that weighed in 16% heavier than the undamaged beet in the rest of the field, with the same sugar levels.Read case study
Revitalise vegetables with Bridgeway
According to East of Scotland Growers agronomist, James Rome, clubroot is one of the biggest crop health challenges facing vegetable growers in the region at the moment and has seen the benefits of using Bridgeway first-hand.Read case study
Stress-busting solutions with Bridgeway and Zonda
Keith Challen, farms director at Belvoir Farming Company, Leics, is heading into another season of using biostimulants, and says amino acid products will be more important than ever this year.Read case study
How to use Bridgeway
- For best results apply ahead of crop stress and maintain applications at the key stages of crop development. For specific crop and timing recommendations, please request a copy of our product guide below or contact our Technical Manager, Stuart Sutherland.
- Bridgeway is miscible with the most common crop protection products and fertilisers. Testing for compatibility is recommended
- Avoid mixes with Centurion Max
- When using Bridgeway in Sugar Beet, the use of oil must be avoided
- Bridgeway is available to purchase through HL Hutchinsons
Application rate per hectare
1.0 - 2.0 L/ha at each application depending on the crop and time of application. Request a copy of our product guide for specific crop recommendations
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