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    How biologicals improve return on fertilizer investment

    This article first appeared in Advanced Crop Nutrition Insights Edition 2. 

    Science is uncovering the connected potential between the soil, the plant and the microbiome to efficiently increase crop health. Growers can harness these powerful learnings and incorporate them into farming practices to increase yield potential.

    To support growers in this endeavor, Mosaic Biosciences™ brings a science-backed portfolio of biological technologies that activate the connection between microbes and nutrients in the soil. 

    The addition of a nutrient use enhancement product to a crop nutrition plan helps increase fertilizer efficiency, ultimately increasing the return on fertilizer investment.

    Creating Advanced Crop Nutrition

    “Advanced crop nutrition is the marriage of balanced crop nutrition and biological products,” explains Mosaic Biosciences’ Director of Field Solutions Matt Sowder. “When we add biological products to balanced crop nutrition … we enable improved nutrient use efficiency.”

    The results of adding biologicals can improve a grower’s return on investment since nutrient availability and uptake to the plant increase, and yield potential of the crop can be larger.

    Biological use planning

    Growers looking to boost yield potential with nutrient use enhancements next season should plan now, Sowder recommends. This includes:

    • • Finding a retailer that you trust, who’s willing to share data.
    • • Considering an entire system behind the nutrients for your crop.
    • • Determining timing for a biological application based on your operation’s needs.

     

    At Mosaic, “we are investing heavily in understanding all the aspects of improving nutrient use efficiency and creating better crops for our customers,” Sowder says. 

    As a result, Mosaic offers nutrient use enhancement solutions BioPath® and PowerCoat® plant growth promoting rhizobacteria. These, and all Mosaic products, are rooted in science backed by research to provide growers their greatest potential.

     

    Additional Insights

    • Also in this edition: Mosaic R&D team fueled by innovation and advancement
    • Revisit Issue 1: The next chapter in ag
    • Read all things Mosaic Biosciences™
    • Increase crop potential by customizing nutrient combinations: Performance Acre™+
    Meeting the World’s Increasing Food Demands with Advanced Crop Nutrition