- Animal Nutrition & Health
- Future of Farming
- Feeding the World
- About Alltech
Struggling to keep up with the swell of the earth’s population and the loss of its natural resources, farmers are forced to find innovative ways to produce more with less. Add the challenges posed by increasingly-outlawed chemicals with the collective consumer voice demanding clean, traceable produce and modern growers find themselves in a dilemma. With many conventional chemicals out of the question, natural products are rapidly gaining ground in standard application programs. Biological control methods coupled with precision nutrition strategies are now becoming an integral part of modern agronomic practice.
Pest control is a delicate balance between the pest organism, host plant, and the production environment. Elimination of all pests; insects, pathogens, and weeds is impossible. Crop production is intimately tied to the natural environment and fertility plays a role in protection. Enhancing a plant’s natural systemic resistance leads to improved crop quality and yields by reducing fungal and bacterial disease incidence.