Microbes Fuel Agricultural Moonshot

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

I read an interesting article from the Washington Post of few days ago talking about how agricultural practices will have to change given the challenge of feeding 9 billion people by 2050. With global population skyrocketing, plus climate change and shifting diets,  the article posed the problem as a challenge akin to a “moonshot.” The

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Foliar Fertilizers Promote Root Exudation

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

When I first starting advocating for the use of foliar fertilizers around 2005, many growers did not share my perspective that building better soils coupled with the use of foliar fertilizers was the most expeditious way to get crop production moving in the right direction. I remember having a meeting with a number of managers

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Why Integrate Biological Products?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

I get a lot of questions from growers about integrating biological products and the cost of organic and sustainable products relative to conventional products. Today, our ability to measure the impact of about everything in agriculture is validating why we need to start to move away from conventional fertilizers and introduce products that begin to

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Building Crop Health For Today And Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I’ve been traveling around California looking at the various stages of crops emerging from dormancy. There have been some areas that have experienced a considerable amount of rain and the soils remain very damp if not boggy. I hear many growers rejoicing about soil moisture profiles this season relative to what they endured over the

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Critical Role of Crop Biostimulants

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

I attended the Bio Controls Conference in Reno, Nevada last week. I found much of the content presented at the conference to be extremely interesting, especially the latest information on agricultural biostimulants. Agricultural biostimulants include diverse formulations of compounds, substances and micro-organisms that are applied to plants or soils to improve crop vigor, yields, quality

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