Biologicals Q and A – What is the research showing us about the effectiveness of Biologicals?

Soil PictureThis information has been adapted from a regular column titled “John’s Jargon” that appears in the Missouri Soybean Farmer magazine. The magazine is a publication produced by the Missouri Soybean Association and is distributed to more than 28,000 Farmers throughout Missouri and in neighboring states.

Question: What is the research showing us about the effectiveness of Biologicals?

Answer: There’s quite a lot to be said about the data that is coming out of biologicals research. The good news is that biological applications actually do improve plant health resulting in improved yields! The bad news is that not every biological micro-organism has the same impact on every plant type. And not every soil condition or growing condition produces the same affect even when the same biological treatment is applied to the same plant. But there are solutions that work today, and those solutions will only improve over time.

Stay tuned as we post more information about the impact and results of biologicals and microbial formulations on crop yields and plant health.

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