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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Use Science to Build the Integrity of Biologicals

When I think about the biological space as a whole, I see tremendous potential for the industry. There’s the increased need for higher yields...

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...

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...

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...

Seven Pillars to Creating a Successful Biological Company

In the past 17 years, since Advanced Biological Marketing’s inception, I have seen more changes in the biological market than I care to track....

Focused Microbial Diversity and Smart Selection

There is more and more science supporting the role biologicals play in plant health and performance. A growing body of scientific literature shows these...

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...

Six Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Unlike molecules, biologicals are living organisms and can be killed or rendered ineffective if not properly handled from storage to application. As this sector...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...