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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...