Posted 30th August 2017 by Jane Williams
Biocontrol and biostimulants hold the key to important agricultural benefits such as improved efficiency, increased yield and greater sustainability.
Posted 18th August 2017 by Jane Williams
Plants feed microbial communities that, in return, provide the plant with growth hormones and antibiotics. Alexandre Jousset’s research focuses on probiotics consortia in tomato plant roots that form a shield defending plant tissues from Ralstonia solanacearum (Wei et al., 2015). This is an aerobic non-spore forming plant pathogenic bacterium colonising the xylem and causing bacterial wilt in its host. It can affect most world crop species including tomato, potato, banana and tobacco and there’s still no cure for this disease (Hu et al., 2016).
Posted 3rd July 2017 by Jane Williams
Experts in plant science examined the latest advances in biologicals technique and the future of their industry. We made some of their presentation slides available for you to download.
Posted 19th December 2016 by Jane Williams
Jane Fife has nearly 20 years of expertise in application technology and agricultural biologics. Joining 3Bar Biologics in 2016 as Chief Science Officer, her responsibilities include new product development and leading 3Bar’s long-term R&D portfolio.
Posted 18th November 2016 by Jane Williams
‘Microbiome’ has become somewhat of a buzzword within science. There have always been ‘live and active cultures’ in your yogurt, then they were in your dog food and recently doctors started to prescribe probiotics to improve human health and cure some diseases. Now they are helping plants.
Posted 2nd November 2016 by Jane Williams
Crop yield gains over the last century largely resulted from advancements in biotechnology, coupled with extensive use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. But what if we could increase crop yields while reducing our dependence on chemical fertilizers and pesticides?
Posted 30th September 2016 by Jane Williams
The most exciting advances in agricultural biologicals research relate to the use of “systems biology” (or “omics”) approaches to discovery and development of new active ingredients for crop biostimulants. It is a new wave of very deep research that parallels natural products discovery programs for new drugs or lifestyle products that is happening in the Pharmaceutical industry.