Each year, new and advanced technologies are changing the landscape of ag input manufacturing and influencing soil health worldwide. The market has seen a vast increase in biological products, such as biopesticides, biostimulants, and biofertilizers, which are entering the agricultural mainstream providing several benefits such as fixing nitrogen, improving yields, and influencing soil biodiversity, and sustainable, regenerative farming. This comes in line with recent research and global field trials pointing to proven effectiveness in maintaining field productivity and, ultimately, preserving the producer’s bottom line.
However, even as this emerging set of options surges, input manufacturers and growers have questions about the feasibility and appropriate application of biological products. Those are precisely the questions this e-book seeks to answer by highlighting exemplary products and services across the life cycle of developing and commercializing a product. Manufacturers want to save time and money during the product development lifecycle. Be it in integrated pest management or microbial discovery platforms for novel biostimulants, biologicals present a key opportunity for input manufacturers to participate in and deliver quality, unique products to their end customers.
Biome Makers hope to shed some light on how different companies are supporting ag input manufacturers in research and development, manufacturing and distribution, and sales and marketing.