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Biostimulants 101

Biostimulants are a fast-growing class of agricultural additives that may increase nutrient and water uptake, tolerance to stress, and improve root growth by supporting a variety of biological processes. Biostimulants have especially caught the attention of organic farmers and those interested in sustainable food production as a substitute for more conventional synthetic fertilizers, but many conventional farmers utilize biostimulants for their beneficial properties.

Frost Management in Vegetables

Frost damage occurs when the temperature briefly dips below freezing (32°F). Learning how to manage and mitigate losses due to frost is crucial in continuing to grow vegetables, especially in the Midwest, and to maximize both yields and profits for both large and small scale farms.