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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Communicating with Plants

Talking to plants is something we tend to think of as fantasy, but in the world of biologicals, it’s happening every day. Trichoderma is a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Get a Holistic Perspective of Biologicals’ Many Benefits

Many talk about the benefits of biologicals being more environmentally friendly and leading to healthier, strong plants. But what specifically is at work to...

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...

Biologicals Create a World of Difference in Developing Countries

It all started with a church mission trip. I wanted to make a difference, and I wanted to give back — still do. In...

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...

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...
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...

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...