Author: Pam Marrone

  • Pam’s Reflection : Biologicals are a Powerful Tool to Reduce Carbon Footprint

    Pam’s Reflection : Biologicals are a Powerful Tool to Reduce Carbon Footprint

    As the BAW Digest readers undoubtedly know, biologicals (Biopesticides/biocontrol, biostimulants, biofertilizers/bionutrients) have been experiencing double digit growth. The growth is driven by consumer demands on the food supply chain for sustainability and transparency, increased return on investment, restrictions on chemicals, the high cost of chemical fertilizers, and resistance and residue management. Various reports estimate that…

  • Pam’s Refelction: Back to Basics

    Pam’s Refelction: Back to Basics

    May-Jun At the June Biological Summit in Salinas, California, The Mixing Bowl revealed a map of the universe of biologicals companies. Though the map has 1200 companies but is not complete, as it is already very crowded and more could not be added. Many companies operate in multiple categories, increasing the complexity.Clearly the industry is…