May 15, 2024
ProGro releases soil inoculant

ProGro BIO has announced the commencement of its 2024 U.S. expansive in-field trial program.

Building upon the success of its 2023 program, which encompassed more than 10,000 acres across diverse crops, including fruits and vegetables, this year’s initiative marks another milestone in ProGro BIO’s commitment to supporting and expanding regenerative agricultural practices, according to a news release.

The 2024 program, which has already been fully subscribed, is designed to further showcase the efficacy of ProGro BIO’s natural organic microbial soil inoculant, Rhizol.

Comprised of 35 microbial isolates in a highly concentrated form, Rhizol rejuvenates soil biodiversity paving the way for enhanced crop performance, yields, and support of regenerative farming practices, according to the release.

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“On the heels of our successful 2023 program, interest in ProGro’s 2024 in program has been extremely well received,” Zach Lancaster, ProGro BIO field director, said in the release. “Buoyed by the success of last year’s program, we are significantly expanding into new geographies and markets with our 2024 program. With over 370 plots across 20 states, this year’s program engages participants from all sectors of agriculture including growers, consultants, universities, and research organizations. Our In-Field programs provide first-hand experience with Rhizol for farmers and crop consultants across the country paired with third-party supervision and data analysis.”

In 2023, ProGro BIO launched one of the largest agricultural in-field trial programs in recent years, spanning 22 states and encompassing numerous crop types. Results from the program demonstrated significant findings including expanded root systems and growth at the seedling stage, accelerated early season vigor, expedited foliar formation and leaf development, increased fruiting activity in the reproductive growth phase and net increases in crop yields, according to the release.

The company launched full commercial sales activities for the 2024 spring planting season.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, ProGro BIO focuses on soil health and crop productivity through a line of all-natural soil inoculants designed to enhance biodiversity and resilience in agricultural ecosystems. The company’s all-natural organic microbial formulations are the most advanced formulations of beneficial bacterial and fungal strains available on the market. Rhizol is the result of three decades of research and development and testing that can increase crop yields, accelerate plant growth, strengthen soil to better defend against soilborne pathogens and destructive parasitic nematodes, and perpetuate drought resistance, according to the release.

ProGro offers crop protection products for onions, potatoes, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, watermelons, cover crops, and other vegetables.




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