Atlanta-based agtech firm, ProGro BIO, has unveiled its 2023 crop program, incorporating its premier microbial soil inoculant, Rhizol, across 150 plots in 21 states for various crop targets. This ambitious initiative marks an essential step forward in ProGro’s ongoing mission to advance sustainable agricultural practices through natural and organic solutions.
Rhizol, the product at the heart of ProGro BIO’s 2023 program, boasts a robust formulation of microbial and fungal strains. Developed over three decades of intensive research, Rhizol represents a cutting-edge, all-natural, organic soil inoculant. Its broad-spectrum action has been proven to improve soil health, promote vigorous root systems, increase soil-borne pathogens and nematode resistance, and enhance crop yields and soil water retention.
ProGro BIO’s CEO and Chairman, Blake Young, explained the science behind Rhizol’s effectiveness. “Rhizol’s potent blend of all-natural bacterial and fungal components comprises 33 different microbial isolates, each chosen for its high degree of microbial activity. When introduced to the soil, these microbes break down organic matter, increasing soil fertility and providing potent antibiotic and cross-protection capabilities to plant roots against numerous soil-borne pathogens and plant parasitic nematodes,” said Young.
Building on the successful outcomes of the 2022 crop trials, ProGro BIO’s 2023 program, scheduled to commence in April and conclude in the fall, represents one of the most significant agricultural microbial crop initiatives ever undertaken in the sector. The trial will see the application of Rhizol across a diverse range of crops, including soybeans, corn, wheat, peanuts, cotton, tomatoes, potatoes, and numerous other vegetable crops.
ProGro’s Chief Operating Officer, Barry Roberts, expressed his confidence and anticipation for the upcoming program. “Our 2022 crop trials led to impressive results in increased plant biomass, disease protection, and yield increases. We eagerly await Rhizol’s performance on an even larger scale with our 2023 Crop Program. We are highly confident that ProGro’s fully soluble microbial formulation, which was highly perfected in 2022, will revolutionize the world of microbial soil inoculants,” Roberts stated.
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