Alltech, a global leader in the animal health and nutrition industry, is taking its technology out of the barn and into the field with the official launch of its Crop Science division. Alltech Crop Science addresses the production of citrus to turf to silage and everything in between. Fuelled by the power of yeast, Alltech Crop Science says its products offer a viable alternative to conventional agrochemicals.
“Consumers are increasingly discerning in their food choices, and are asking for more natural products. As a result, some traditional methods of production have become obsolete as more and more chemicals are being banned on a global scale,” said Geoff Frank, CEO of Alltech Crop Science. “As producers are looking for alternatives, our technology is integral to propelling the industry into the future.”
Alltech Crop Science has a product specifically for turf called Turf-Set, a foliar-applied product containing essential nutrients and plant extracts, which can assist with turf metabolic processes. Also, the company offers two other turf products, Soil-Set and Agro-Mos.
The need to go green hits especially close to home for Jon Carloftis. The renowned Kentucky-bred garden designer has partnered with Alltech Crop Science to develop a line of natural-based home gardening products. Bloom & Fruit provides essential nutrients that stimulate plant growth while Soil & Root conditions the rhizophere region of the soil to ensure strong, sturdy roots.
“In my work, I have always strived to create beautiful spaces,” stated Carloftis. “In doing so, I recognized the need to cultivate each sanctuary in a sustainable way. Partnering with Alltech was the natural evolution of my desire to create lush and luxuriant gardens without compromising the environment or the safety of the families who enjoy them.”