Time: 9:15 AM
Room/Location: Swan Creek
Speakers: Dr. Connor Sible, University of Illinois
The biological product market available to row crop growers has exploded recently with new technologies and management tools designed to enhance fertilizer use, reduce crop stress, stimulate soil microbial activity, manage crop residues, and improve soil health. Key questions for growers, however, are which products work best and under what conditions of crop management. This presentation will highlight our efforts to categorize biological products based on their active ingredients and modes of action, and will summarize our ongoing research findings on which product types work, where they work, why they work, and most importantly what other management practices help to realize the full economic benefit of biologicals.