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PMA Takes on Tech, Episode 27: What are biologicals and are they a viable alternative to conventional inputs?
29th June 2021 • Fresh Takes On Tech • International Fresh Produce Association
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The development of agricultural biologicals - biostimulants, biopesticides and biofertilizers - is growing as global agriculture looks to move towards more sustainable ways to boost yields and new methods of crop protection. Growers are increasingly looking to agricultural inputs based on microbes to both reduce and complement the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilzers in their fields. Biological controls have been around for years, but represent only 10% of fungicide and sales and have not yet made a dent in nutritional inputs and skepticism still remains.   This week's episode explores the many benefits of using microbes and the different approaches leaders in the field use.