Harnessing Ag Tech for Sustainable Ag

Cindy Zimmerman

As the agricultural landscape grapples with macro issues such as extreme weather, economic pressures, and evolving consumer demands, growers are compelled to not only prepare for challenges but also adapt their entire business models. Harnessing Ag Tech for Sustainable Ag was the title of a panel at the recent VISION Conference that explored how cutting-edge agricultural technology serves as a catalyst for this transformative journey.

“Primarily we talked about the front line activity to introduce these frontier technologies into enterprises and work with seed companies and retailers and NGOs to introduce those to growers,” said panelist BioLumic CEO Steve Sibulkin.

BioLumic offers UV technology to trigger biological mechanisms that increase plant growth and yields, and recently announced a partnership with GroAlliance to utilize ultraviolet (UV) light seed treatment technology for corn and soybean seed production. Sibulkin says they utilize a business-to-business approach to bring ag technology to farmers. “BioLumic works across twelve crops,” said Sibulkin. “We also announced a partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in sustainable rice.”

Learn more in this interview.
2024 VISION interview with Steve Sibulkin, BioLumic 6:55

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