May 4, 2016
by Kristen Sukalac
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Help promote innovative microbial biostimulants in Europe!

In March 2016, the European Commission published the draft of a future Regulation on Fertilising Products. For the first time, agricultural biostimulants will be recognised by European law and be sold within a pan-European single market.

One of the stated

October 1, 2012
by Barbara Verplancken
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Ensuring the safe use of micro-organisms in agricultural biostimulants: the false problem of invasive species

Does the use of microbial-based products in agriculture create a risk of invasive micro-organisms upsetting the balance of natural microbiomes? This discussion paper from Professor Emeritus Rolf Arnt Olsen explains that micro-organisms are naturally extremely mobile on a global scale. …

August 27, 2012
by Barbara Verplancken
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NATURE articles show how micro-organisms increase plant nutrient uptake and plant health

The 2 August 2012 issue of Nature magazine highlights the important role micro-organisms play in nutrient uptake and plant health. The related articles talk about soil biomes, the interactive communities of micro-organisms that surround plants and can be considered “an …