The Science

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Systemic Nitrogen Fixation

In the Right Place at the Right Time.

Now your maize can fix nitrogen

Encera™ works within plant cells to fix atmospheric nitrogen to a usable form – dramatically improving yield, nitrogen availability and sustainability

What is Encera?

  • Encera is a naturally occurring, food grade bacteria – Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus, that was originally discovered in sugarcane.
  • Encera forms a symbiotic relationship with the host plant and provides nitrogen throughout the leaves and roots throughout the whole growing season.

Encera fills the Nitrogen Gap

  • The way nitrogen fertiliser is applied is inefficient. Applied nitrogen fertiliser is lost due to environmental factors before peak demand.
  • The available nitrogen that remains in the soil then has to be translocated into the plant where it is need for growth. Efficient nutrient translocation can be slowed in a plant due to drought conditions and other stressors – available N does not necessarily equal accessible N.
  • Encera provides a constant, season long supply of nitrogen from within the cells of the plant – exactly where nitrogen is needed – filling the gap between available N and accessible N.
The Science Behind Encera

How Does Encera work?




Encera quickly establishes itself within the plant through in-furrow or foliar applications.




Encera enters plant cells throughout the plant and nitrogen fixation occurs – right inside the plant cell where nitrogen is needed for growth and yield.



Unique to Encera is its ability to move systemically throughout the plant as the plant grows and provide a season-long nitrogen supply.




Encera colonising leaves




Encera colonising roots