Biostimulants for resilient plants

Biostimulants are living or non-living elements that can be applied to crops to enhance their growth and development, as well as their ability to tolerate stresses, thus increasing the plants’ resilience and overall health! These products will shape the future of a sustainable agri- and horticulture, which will have to adapt henceforward towards a more ecological approach.

In what way do biostimulants affect these plants? Well, they are able to withstand a variety of environmental stressors such as drought, heat, cold, salinity, pests and diseases. This makes biostimulants attractive for more sustainable and eco-friendly methods of plant production. These biostimulants also promote root and shoot growth, increase the number of flowers and fruits, and enhance the quality of the crops, leading to increased yield.

Biostimulants can help to reduce the use of traditional plant production products

As climate change continues to alter weather patterns and increase the frequency of extreme weather events, having plants that can adapt to changing conditions is becoming more important than ever. This is especially true in regions where drought, heat waves, and other climate-related events are more prevalent in recent years. It should be mentioned that biostimulants can help to reduce the use of traditional plant production products, but they are not a complete replacement. In some cases, synthetic inputs may still be necessary to manage pests and diseases effectively.

It’s clear that the use of biostimulants is an important step forward in sustainable agriculture and horticulture, and that we can create a more resilient and environmentally-friendly food system that can better meet the needs of people and the planet in the years to come.