Fufu Dust to Cropping Must

I started in the biologicals business as a salesperson in 1977. Back then, it wasn’t uncommon for other agricultural stakeholders to refer...

Please Don’t Shoot the Messenger

I’ve noticed everybody and their uncle want to jump into the biologicals field lately. Our sector is exploding. With that, I’ve given...

5 Considerations Before Doing International Business

It can be exhilarating moving into new, international markets. One of my passions is bringing our products into new countries and working...

A Do-Gooder’s Treatise

More than 20 years ago, I came across a graph projecting global food demand, which was expected to double by 2040. That...

Industry Trends, Evolution and Trailblazing

There’s a lot of industry buzz about biostimulants and biopesticides, and seed companies are screening more biological products in their testing programs than ever...

A Smarter Way to Work

There’s a lot that goes into developing a biological product that performs in the field for the farmer and can be applied at the...

Good Things Do Come in Small Packages

The effectiveness of biologicals is simply amazing. For example, miniscule amounts of the legume inoculant rhizobia can influence nodulation, plant growth and development, nitrogen...

The Influence of the Phytobiome on Biological Performance

An organism’s environment is another important element scientists developing biologicals must consider. Furthermore, because microbes have evolved with plants, the two interact in many different...

The Biologicals Paradox

The most remarkable aspect about biological products is that they are living organisms, and the most challenging aspect about biological products is that they...

Trichoderma and the Biologicals Renaissance: Creative New Ways to Think About the Usual Suspects

The biologicals industry has had to continually reinvent itself. An early history of variable performance cemented the dogmatic thinking that assumes biologicals will never...

How Can a Fungus Survive Seed-Applied Fungicides?

If we use a fungus as a beneficial biological seed treatment, how can it coexist and thrive when used in combination with other seed-applied...

Lessons from My First Visit to China

After traveling nearly 7,000 miles, my plane had finally touched down in Beijing, China. This was my first time in the country and the...

Bringing Unique Benefits to the Marketplace

Biological products offer unique benefits all along the food chain and provide advantages for growers, seed companies, dealers, consultants and retailers. Advanced Biological Marketing...

ABM’s Successful Model for “Sustainable Food” Marketing

I have been involved in grain and livestock farming all my life raising corn, soybeans, wheat and hogs. I can tell you from experience...

Are We Letting Complexity Get in the Way of Finding Answers to Hunger?

Think about it: We have the ability to save human lives and prevent the effects of malnutrition for children living in underdeveloped countries, thanks...

Using Biologicals to Remodel a Plant’s Microbiome

Most ABM’s biologicals are formulated as seed treatments that contain a few strains of Trichoderma that we know work symbiotically with the plant to...

Understanding Plants’ Microbiome, the Phytobiome

The study of the phytobiome with respect to biologicals is natural – it makes perfect sense. Since about 2000, ABM and a growing number...
regulatory

Today’s Regulatory Framework Doesn’t Work for Biologicals

When it comes to agriculture, innovation and the regulatory arena, there’s no shortage of concerns. Most everyone recognizes that the U.S. regulatory system needs...

What’s Needed to Grow Food in Suboptimal Conditions?

The world is constantly changing, and these changes are not favorable to agriculture. We have a shrinking land base on which crops can be...

How Do Biologicals Interact with their Environment?

It’s difficult to introduce any living organism into the environment with 100 percent certainty in the outcome, but we are getting closer and closer...