The Fourth Biostimulant World Congress (2019) was held in Barcelona, Spain, November 18 to 21, with representatives from Vital Earth Resources and Plant Designs International in attendance. Over 1,400 scientists, business people, and other interested parties converged to hear presentations on the newly emerging technology of biostimulants, which is gaining traction around the world.
Dr. Manjula Nathan, Associate Professor from the University of Missouri, presented a paper entitled “A Brassinosteroid-based Biostimulant Improves Plant Growth, Soil Health, and Tolerance to Glyphosate Stress,” which outlined research results from university trials in Missouri on the use of Vitazyme to remediate the effects of glyphosate on root Fusarium pathogens, beneficial bacteria, root growth, and other parameters of corn and soybean production.
In attendance from the United States were Scott Hammer, president of Vital Earth Resources, Dr. Paul Syltie, research director of Vital Earth Resources, and Robert Hudak from AgBiotech, Lakeville, New York. Michael Hudak of Plant Designs International, Rochester, New York and an international marketer for Vitazyme, was a Silver Sponsor and, together with Paul Ivanicky and Gebhard Rogenhofer, manned a booth promoting the program. Interest in the Vitazyme program was excellent from scientists and agriculturalists from many countries, and should help propel the program forward in many nations.