As the world’s population grows and uncertainty hangs over the viability of some herbicides and herbicide-tolerant cropping systems, it appears no-tillers aren’t hesitating to check out what ag biological products have to offer.
According to No-Till Farmer’s 9th annual No-Till Operational Benchmark Study:
No-Till Farmer is debuting a four-article series about the possibilities ag biologicals hold. These features will describe the different types of products on the market, how they work and under what circumstances they perform best.
In this edition, we’ll look at biostimulant products, a diverse formulation of compounds, substances and micro-organisms that are applied to plants or soils to improve crop vigor, yields, quality and tolerance of abiotic stresses.
Biostimulants typically foster plant growth and development throughout the crop life cycle from seed germination to plant maturity. They include humic and fulvic acids, amino acids, mycorrhizal fungi and more.
In subsequent articles, we’ll explore biological pesticides, biofertilizers…