While the use of biological products remains relatively low in cotton, the discussions about the importance of soil health and biology are ramping up in recent years. Growers are beginning to take action to learn more about the nutritional and water-efficiency benefits healthy soils can provide.
This interest could be a good sign for the fast emerging and evolving biologicals market. Products that improve the uptake of nutrients in the soil could become attractive to cotton growers, if they are priced right and show a return on investment. The use of cover crops promoting soil health already is becoming a common practice.
In addition, Corteva and other large multinational players in the cotton market are partnering with biocontrol companies to develop and license biopesticides for future insect and pest management.
In Meister Media Worldwide’s new Biological Crop Protection & Plant Health Report, developed across the company’s multiple industry publications, Cotton Grower Editor Frank Giles takes a look at how soil health systems could be the logical entry point for enhanced biological use in cotton. Check out the article by clicking here.Πηγή: Cotton Grower