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Biostimulants and their role in sustainable agriculture

The ongoing global climate crisis disrupts food production, causing erratic rainfall, extreme weather events, and degrading arable land, impacting crop yields. With a projected population of 9.8 billion by 2050, the strain on the food supply chain intensifies. Traditional methods and fertilizers can’t meet this demand or address yield gaps. Environmental goals for reduced nutrient loss and chemical use necessitate new sustainable technologies to enable growers to achieve higher yields responsibly.

How can biostimulants help?

Biostimulants are applied to plants, enhancing natural processes, reducing nutrient loss, improving crop quality, and increasing yield. They boost plants’ resilience to stresses like drought, heat, cold, and salinity, aiding recovery post-stress. This is vital in unpredictable climates.

Hebridean Seaweed Company plays its part to tackle these productivity challenges. As a research-focused biotech firm, we maintain sourcing of our raw material, lead research of Ascophyllum nodosum and as a result produce biostimulants rivalling agrochemicals’ power. Our targeted solutions trigger specific plant responses, backed by expert field support to maximize growers’ potential.

The biostimulant industry continues to grow across markets and is growing at CAGR 12.5% with regulation being implemented at national and international levels. This highlights the demand as well as the effectiveness of a category that can bring (and is bringing) about real change in conventional agricultural systems. Hebridean Seaweed is proud to be part of this change.

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