Biostimulants Introduction

Improving resilience is the key to yield, margin and securing sustainability.

Welcome to our Biostimulant Supplement, exclusive to readers of Direct Driller magazine. I hope you enjoyed reading our last supplement on Adjuvant Technology and it proves useful as we head into the spring spraying season. In this issue we explore the valuable role of plant biostimulants in helping farmers adapt their agricultural systems to an increasingly volatile climate, while enhancing food production sustainably.

As we come out of 2023 with some of the driest, hottest and wettest months on record, the effects of climate change feel ever more real. Building stronger, healthier, more resilient crops better able to tolerate adverse climatic conditions, as well as reduce reliance on synthetic inputs, feels increasingly vital, both agronomically and financially.

More and more farmers are turning to biostimulants in a quest to make their growing systems more resilient and sustainable, but with mixed results in the field for some, and with a plethora of options available – where do you start? In the pages that follow we examine the case for considering biostimulants in your growing system, how to get the most out of them, and showcase how several farms across the country have been getting on incorporating biostimulants into their growing systems as part of their journey to achieve improved resilience and sustainability. If you have a journey of your own that you’d be willing to share, we’d love to hear from you – please get in touch below.