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Does Conventional Fertilizer Harm Soil Health?
Conventional—or synthetic—fertilizers have dramatically increased short-term yields over the past century. But our reliance on these chemical inputs comes with consequences, including polluted waterways, nutrient runoff, and the release of harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Alongside pesticides, monocropping, and deforestation, conventional...
Induced Resistance and Plant Immunity: Everything You Need to Know
Induced resistance is a type of plant response to pathogenic threats. Learning how it works is unlocking promising new approaches to crop disease management.
The Benefits of Rhizobacteria for Cannabis Production
Bacteria are ubiquitous. These single-celled organisms are found everywhere, from our digestive tracts to the soils that sustain us, and they stitch together the biological fabric of all complex life on Earth. A single teaspoon of soil can hold up...
How Silicic Acid Promotes Plant Growth and Stress Resilience
Silicic acid is a relatively new agricultural amendment, but it has incredible potential as a plant biostimulant. Here is everything you need to know about it.
How to Treat Cannabis Potassium Deficiency with Biostimulants

Treating cannabis potassium deficiency can involve improving nutrient uptake, rather than increasing supply. Here is how plant biostimulants make that possible.

Plant Biostimulants: What Are They?
Interest in plant biostimulants has exploded in recent years. Their ability to sustainably improve soil health, plant growth, water retention, nutrient efficiency, and overall crop quality is hard to ignore, and growers are paying attention. But what exactly are biostimulants,...
Goodbye Tribus Grow & Tribus Bloom - Hello, Future!
Impello Biosciences Michael Key, CEO  03 July 2022 Hi everyone,  After 5 years of offering Tribus Grow and Tribus Bloom as part of Impello’s plant growth promoting inoculant lineup, we have news to share: the time has come for us...
Plant talk: Root Exudates

Root exudates, sometimes called plant rhizodeposition products, are organic compounds deposited (or exuded) by plant roots into surrounding substrates. These compounds are produced by plants using energy gained during photosynthesis.

Amino Acids In Agriculture
Although the majority of nitrogen fertilizers used in agriculture today are chemically synthesized to create nutrients like nitrates and ammonium, there’s growing interest in another type of nitrogen fertilizer: amino acids.
Best Soil For Your Garden
Choosing the right soil can mean the difference between a bountiful crop harvest and a crop that doesn't even make it to harvest. Your soil characteristics (think pH, organic matter, salinity) may negatively impact plant performance.
Ending the Yield Gap for Growers
Plants require a number of nutrients for growth: nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulfur, and calcium. A primary benefit of adding microbials to the soil is that they help mobilize, solubilize, and chelate these nutrients for greater plant availability.
Rhizobacteria and Yield Improvement

Beneficial microbes contribute to plant growth via numerous modes of action. They help plants better acquire macro and micronutrients, use water more efficiently, and improve a plants tolerance to abioitic stress.

Biostimulants and Crop Responses
New additives to fertilizer programs that have gained a lot of attention — and for good reason — fall under the heading of “biostimulants.” A biostimulant is an additive to the soil that improves the growing environment for the plants without the use of chemicals. 
How Healthy Soil Makes for a Healthy Life
The Lakota Native American people of the Dakotas have a saying: Mitakuye Oyasin, which translates to “all are related.” They aren’t just referring to humans, or even to just animals. Instead, this concept speaks to a deep, underlying interconnectivity among everything from plants to animals, from people to the smallest speck of dirt.
The Role of Biofertilizers in Organic Farming
Biofertilizers are essential components of organic farming practices because combining naturally occurring microorganisms with organically derived, nutrient-rich fertilizers, provides the plants and soils with a healthy growing environment that is sustainable for future growing seasons.
How To Grow High Quality Plants
Is there any better feeling than harvesting a successful crop? Regardless of what you decide to stick in the ground this year we want to make sure you’re getting the highest quality result when it comes time to harvest. Here are a few tips...
What Makes A Microbial Inoculant Effective?
It wasn’t until around 20 or 30 years ago that the demand for organic produce and products grew so rapidly, both from people who simply love to grow food in their personal gardens and from a much wider economic perspective. 
Biostimulants in Agriculture
Biostimulants reduce reliance on traditional conventional plant inputs, like synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, without sacrificing the yield potential of your crop. 
What Are Soil Amendments?
Enhancing the health of your soil — the environment where the roots of your plants will either wither or thrive - can help overcome common issues that arise in the garden. 
What Are Biostimulants?
Balancing the economics of crop input and output is an ongoing challenge for many growers. With the apparent effects of climate change affecting plant growth and crop yields, new technology becomes more of a necessity to sustain our agricultural production.
Leveraging Technology for Better Results
The newest technology is known as microbial inoculants. We use the word "technology" because there is a lot of technological equipment needed to identify these beneficial microorganisms, and then grow them for the purpose of reapplying them to crops.