Indiana CCA Conference 2017 Presentation
 
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Nutrient Management

Nutrient Management
Tue, Dec 12, 2017
8:00 AM to 8:50 AM

Nutrient Management

Tue, Dec 12, 2017
1:00 PM to 1:50 PM

 

Biological crop stimulants or “biostimulants” are compounds and/or microorganisms applied to plants with the intent of increasing marketable yield by enhancing one or more of the following: growth, quality, nutrient uptake, and tolerance to disease or abiotic stress.  Numerous commercial products have been manufactured and sold under many trade names with various claims about their efficacy, often based on testimonials.  Even though there is no legal definition for biostimulants, sale of these products is among the fastest growing sectors of the agricultural industry.  This talk will explore the various classes of biostimulants being used, their possible mode of action, and when available, their effects on yield based on replicated research trials. 

Speaker
Carl Rosen
University of Minnesota