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Image: Aphea.Bio has so far launched two products: a biostimulant seed treatment for wheat and a maize biostimulant. Image: Getty/Roelof Bos

How biostimulants can win where GMs didn't

By Oliver Morrison

Aphea.Bio’s recently appointed chairman Hadyn Parry predicts ‘huge’ growth for biological crop protection products. Biostimulants are GM-free of course, but the market is well-placed to avoid the mistakes of the past, he tells AgTechNavigator.

Image: Getty/Svetlozar Hristov

Microplastics in soils… how big is the problem?

By Oliver Morrison

Plastic pollution in agricultural systems, much of it from fertilisers, has negative impacts on human health and productivity but little is known about concentrations of microplastics in soils. That is slowly changing, and recent studies examine both...