Evaluating Biological Products
There continues to be a lot of new biological products hitting the market for a variety of agricultural applications. Historically, there has been a bit of a stigma around the efficacy of biologicals, but New Leaf Symbiotics chief product officer Aaron Kelly says he sees that starting to change.
Kelly… “Unfortunately, there's been some history of biologicals over promising and underdelivering, so that can be a challenge, you know, as we're trying to establish both the product and the scientific credibility to build some of that back up. And I see that slowly happening in the market. So I think that's been beneficial.”
AMVAC GreenSolutions Marketing Manager Ted Walter encourages farmers to research what they’re getting in terms of product and support.
Walter… “If you're a farmer today, I would approach it with the aspect of looking at the source of the technology. In the case of biologicals, who's the manufacturer of it? I think that that's a big part of it, as far as consistent performance. It's the same thing as far as having that third party replicated upstream field trial data. Right. And also providing the downstream technical before and after sales support. And I think there's a lot of companies out there that have one but don't have the other, and you need to have both in order to provide the after sale support for farmers that are gonna end up ultimately using the product.”
NewLeaf and AMVAC recently teamed up to offer BioWake, a dry application seed lubricant.