Author: Lisa Pokorny

Why Seaweed Extract Is Key to Sustainable Agriculture – and Feeding Vegans

by Lisa Pokorny on July 8, 2020 in General News, Sustainability


Bringing meat from farms to factories, grocery stores and then your dinner table produces a hefty carbon footprint. Meat production creates one-fifth of global emissions and the world’s cattle population produces more greenhouse gases than the United States population combined. More North Americans are trying to lower emissions by adopting eco-conscious, vegetarian or vegan diets, […]

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Is Drought Harming Your Crops? Boost Water Use Efficiency with Acadian Plant Health™ Products

by Lisa Pokorny on June 25, 2020 in General News, Stress Management


How efficiently are crops using the water they receive? Growers want to know. Though plants are often tougher and more drought-resistant than we imagine, there are limits to their resilience. More frequent and longer periods of drought worldwide are placing an extra strain on plants’ ability to function at optimal levels, cutting into their performance […]

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Overcoming Abiotic Stress: Crop Inputs Are Vital to Drought Stress Management

by Lisa Pokorny on June 1, 2020 in General News, Stress Management


When placed under extreme abiotic stress, crops initiate self-preservation mode. They decrease transpiration and photosynthesis, and instead store water and vital nutrients in more essential parts of the plant. Though the plants now have a better chance of survival, their decreased growth and productivity can affect growers’ profits because the size, quality and yield of […]

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Seaweed-Based Biostimulant Products to Help Crop Vigour and Quality

by Lisa Pokorny on April 23, 2020 in General News


There’s plenty of buzz in the agriculture world about biostimulants. Studies show that integrating our Ascophyllum nodosum-based crop inputs into standard crop care programs helps plants reach their full potential and can deliver visible benefits for both conventional and organic growers. Our seaweed extract biostimulants can maximize the efficiency of crop care programs, helping plants […]

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How Our Seaweed-Based Products Can Help Reduce Fertilizer Leaching

by Lisa Pokorny on April 1, 2020 in General News


  Synthetic fertilizers used in conventional farming practices come with a financial and environmental toll. These man-made fertilizers saturate the soil with macronutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, etc.), but disrupt the organic systems that recycle these nutrients. In some cases, they may reduce the levels of beneficial microorganisms that convert atmospheric nitrogen into forms that plants […]

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