Huma® CEO Named Chair of TFI Biostimulant Council

Cindy Zimmerman

Huma® CEO Lyndon Smith was recently named chairman of The Fertilizer Institute’s Biostimulant Council.

Smith has been involved in the humic space and with TFI since the mid-90s. “Huma®’s long-standing participation with TFI has provided me an opportunity to understand the intricacies, challenges, and untapped potentials of the fertilizer and biostimulant industry. It’s a unique privilege to be part of an organization that encourages collaboration over competition, where industry players unite for a common cause – to elevate ourselves, the industry, and to collectively address challenges on both governmental and industry fronts.”

The Biostimulant Council’s mission is to advocate for regulatory reform in the U.S. biostimulant industry, aiming to separate it from the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA). This move would facilitate state regulation under The Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO), ensuring a standardized approach and recognition of biostimulants.

“Lyndon steps into this role during an incredibly exciting time for biostimulants. Growers are increasingly being asked to do more with less and biostimulants can play an important role in maximizing crop yields while minimizing environmental impacts,” said TFI President and CEO Corey Rosenbusch. “More growers are looking to include biostimulants into their nutrient management plans and the TFI Biostimulant Council is working hard to increase grower adoption, as well as grower confidence through the Certified Biostimulant Program.”

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