BEOBIO Teoranta, based in Tír an Fhia in Connemara, County Galway, is an innovative biotechnology company which was set-up in 2017 with the mission to create an unparalleled plant biostimulant from Ascophyllum nodosum in a sustainable manner. The BEOBIO team prides itself on its knowledge of seaweed, marine science & production and strives to lead the way in the future of turf care and crop maintenance industries around the globe.
SeaMeGrow is a natural and organic plant biostimulant produced in County Galway on the west coast of Ireland. This green concentrated liquid is manufactured from freshly harvested Ascophyllum nodosum using a cold exclusive proprietary process to release bioactive molecules without using chemicals or heat. This is the main active organic material for soil conditioning purposes but the product also contains all the other beneficial organic and mineral components of brown seaweed.
SeaMeGrow is a powerful plant biostimulant suitable for use in both amenity and extensive agriculture/horticulture. The product contains oligo and polysaccharides which activate the plant’s growth systems as well as polyphenols, minerals & micronutrients. It promotes healthy growth, leading to better yields, stronger plants with enhanced resistance to disease and attack by pests.
This unique product has been used with outstanding success for over fifty years in the construction and maintenance of sports turf surfaces, crop care, planting & transplanting tress and shrubs.
Solutions from the Sea
Seaweed has been used in agriculture and horticulture for thousands of years. Island and coastal communities used it as a fertiliser for crops/vegetables. In many cases mixtures consisting of just sand and seaweed were used as a growing medium in the absence of soil. Up to the final quarter of the last century the practice of incorporating seaweed in media and mixtures for greens and fairways was confined to coastal regions.
For example, in Scotland (the home of golf) large mounds (3 – 4 metres in diameter) consisting of alternate layers (30 to 40 cm depth) of sand and wet seaweed were constructed and left for 3 months for composting to be complete. The resulting mixture of sand and humus was carefully blended to give a dark sandy growing medium for the construction of golf greens. The development of ‘convenience’ seaweed products over the past 50 years means that this natural renewable resource is available and can be used in a variety of forms.