Entries by Stephanie Talburt

The Importance of Microbial Communities in Agriculture

In the context of agriculture, an abundant, diverse microbiome has been demonstrated to affect crop health.
The elements of crop production can be dissected into three distinct yet overlapping sectors: (i) Chemical (crop protection and nutrition), (ii) Physical (mechanical activity), and (iii) Biological (seed and plant physiology; microbiology).

The Cost of Efficiency – Does It Cost More?

The number one question producers ask when learning a new feed or product is, “What does it cost?” And almost always, units will be given in terms of dollars per weight, whether in tons, pounds, or bushels. While this number can ultimately get you to what you are looking for, there may be a better way to think about it, depending on your final goals.