Bio Huma Netics, Inc.

BHN 2016-1QTR Newsletter

Issue link: http://bhn.uberflip.com/i/668764

Contents of this Issue

Navigation

Page 0 of 5

Get Ready for the 2016 BHN World Conference In This Issue Plant-Microbial Interactions (Cont'd) ............................2 Research: Huma Gro ® Products on Black Beans .................. 3 Testimonial: Promax ® and Zap ® on Green Chiles ................. 3 Marketing Campaign Spotlight: SOIL-MAX™ and PROMAX ® ............................................3 New on the BHN Hub ............................................... 3, 5 Golf Course Profile ........................................................4 Research: Proud 3 ® on Alternaria Leaf Spot................... 4 Micro Carbon Technology: A Powerful and Proven Technology to Improve Wastewater Treatment Efficiency .................. 5 Justin Smith Named EVP .............................................6 Dr. Abi-Ghanem to Chair National Committee .................................6 Upcoming Trade Shows ................................................. 6 A Quarterly Publication by BIO HUMA NETICS, Inc. Every 2 years, Bio Huma Netics, Inc., (BHN) hosts a World Conference for its distributors and custom- ers. We offer learning sessions related to each of our three product divisions—Huma Gro®, Huma Gro® Turf, and Probiotic Solutions®—and our two service divisions, Velocity™ Design Group (Marketing) and Opus Prime® (Business Management Systems), in which our distributors and customers will: • Learn to apply product more effectively. • Learn about new products and receive product-specific training. • See compelling product demonstration data from around the world. • Learn how to promote their businesses more effectively with new and engaging marketing campaigns. • Learn how to improve their sales strategies and gain skills to take back to their sales teams. • Experience some uniquely Arizona leisure activities on the final day. This year's World Conference will be held October 25–28 at the Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrig- leyville West in Mesa Arizona. We'll also be hosting a number of activities at the BHN offices in nearby Gilbert. Links to conference and hotel registration can be found at http://bhn.us/bhn- world-conference-2016/. We hope to see you there! —Lyndon Smith, President/CEO Microorganisms: The Living Engine of Soil Part 2—Plant-Microbial Interactions by Larry Cooper, with Rita Abi-Ghanem, PhD In Part 1 of this article series, we discussed the fact that soil needs a healthy diversity of microorganisms to produce the conditions needed for strong plants and high yields. In Part 2, we take a closer look at important plant-microbial interactions involved in biofertilization. In a 2013 Scientific American article 1 , the author commented that the work of farmers " . . . is not a simple business of inputs and outputs—some water here, some pesticides there . . . it means waking up to what farming has always been— a collaboration with the vast community of microbes." What did he mean by that? In the business of agriculture, understanding how the microbial community of a crop field (the "agribi- ome") works and leveraging that understanding into practical application can sometimes mean the difference between success and failure, between profit and loss. The first thing to understand about microbes is that there is a full-on competition taking place in the rhizosphere (the area around the roots) of most plants. Billions of microbes are competing for resources (food, water, space). As a result of this competition, microbes have evolved to benefit their host plants in a number of ways, including: • • Biofertilization (increasing the supply of minerals to the plant), • • Phytostimulation (stimulating plant growth through the production of hormones) • • Biocontrol (controlling diseases, mainly through competition and the production of antibiotics and antifungal metabolites) (CONTINUED NEX T PAGE) 1 Q ST 2016 World Conference

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of Bio Huma Netics, Inc. - BHN 2016-1QTR Newsletter