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Biologicals expanding in row crop market

The director of a biologicals company says more farmers are exploring the use of biologicals on their operations to help improve crop performance.

Chris Thrasher with Agrauxine says biologicals can help crops resist environmental stressors. “It’s really amazing how those biologicals can help that plant go into a defense mode and offset those stresses such as drought.”

He tells Brownfield biologicals can decrease the use of other ag inputs, and that now is the time for farmers to plan for next season. “What we’re looking to do with biologicals is to increase the return for the minimal investment per acre,” Thrasher said. “I’m not saying biologicals are cheap, but how do we maximize the dollar they are spending on that acre.”

Thrasher says a recent report estimates the global ag biological market could reach $20 billion by 2029.

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