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...

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...

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...

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...

Biologicals Benefit from Scientific Advancements

Since the introduction of biologicals, the industry has witnessed tremendous advancements with one of the major contributors being the use of increased intelligence and...

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...

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...

Focused on Below-Ground Synergies

Since the hybridization of corn, followed by the development of genetically modified crops and the race to improve crop genetics, little attention has been...

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...

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...

Explore the Effects of Biologicals on Plants

There are three primary effects that biologicals have on plants: communication between the plant and the microbe, changes in plant gene expression and physiological...

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...

What Exactly Is a Biological?

It’s the buzzword in the industry right now, but what exactly constitutes a “biological” is a bit fuzzy. Microbials, biofungicides, bioinsecticides, bioherbicides, biostimulants, biorationals,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Biologicals: Wading Through the Registration Waters

Working in a world of regulation can be difficult, especially with regard to biologicals and whether or not certain products must be registered. There’s...