Farmers looking to implement Bio-Agricultural practices on their land have a wide variety of products to choose from the market. Large-scale agronomic and pharmaceutical companies have flooded the industry with their environment-friendly Bio-Ag products to supplement farmers with organic alternatives to chemical additives for soil and plants. However, these products are often one-size-fits-all solutions that don’t meet specific needs and are highly cost-intensive, making them unsuitable for small-scale farming operations.
CoastBio, a biotechnology company, offers a natural solution for farmers to become organic providers with its bespoke bio-organic products. They are synthesized based on a client’s request and challenges and custom-formulated from 35 species of microorganisms. They can be blended to meet specific applications for various crops and agricultural situations. Based on a client’s past preferences, similar products can be designed and offered at a more cost-effective pricing model.
“Our microbial products are specifically designed to assist organic farmers in improving their soil conditions to maximize yield and produce higher quality crops,” says Caleb Adams, CEO of CoastBio.
CoastBio targets the needs of a farmer’s soil and assists with a plant’s uptake of nutrients. By testing soil samples and plant tissue, it provides clients with deep insights based on the analytical data. Its products contain microorganisms that can fix and degrade atmospheric elements in the soil, like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Employing these biological products, clients can reduce the need to spray additional artificial chemicals on plants, reducing the cost of production and lowering the carbon footprint.
Our products are specifically designed to assist organic farmers by providing additional tools to be able to maximize yield and produce higher quality crops
Bio-remediation is another area these products are useful in, as they can break down heavy metals present in the soil and water, a lasting side effect of the extensive use of artificial fertilizers. In addition, they can improve soil structure and restore its condition by removing acids, alkalis, and chemical remnants. When used during reforestation after forest fires and other environmental disruptions, CoastBio products re-introduce vital mycorrhizal fungi and beneficial microbes to the environment. CoastBio also caters to wastewater treatment plants with its products to make the wastewater viable for use. Purifying wastewater upstream of agriculture enables it to contribute to the formulations of fertilizers using the cleaned-up stream. It also aids hydroponic nurseries and allows them to reuse their wastewater in horticulture.
CoastBio manufactures a line of registered products specifically for full-year applications. These products are potent bio-stimulants and a blend of three species of microorganisms; Bacillus, Streptomyces, and Trichoderma. Sprayed on the canopy to improve plant health, these microorganisms can serve the needs of various plants and find uses in nurseries, lawn care, and landscaping.
From individual farms to fertilizer mixers and municipal water treatment plants, CoastBio products and services are suited for a broad range of applications, crop types, and industries. It takes a consulting approach for end-user agricultural producers, providing recommendations on which species to use depending on their crops, soil structure, and geographic location, and offers premade formulated products engineered to target conventional requirements.
Using these strategies, CoastBio was successful in helping numerous local strawberry-producing farms on the Californian central coast. Local producers substantially improved the quality of their produce with its biological additives by reducing fungal and pest control costs and increasing the shelf life of their organic berries. The client gained a higher cost-benefit analysis for producing these crops, which was a significant improvement from conventional organic fertilizers.
CoastBio is well positioned to spearhead changes in the bio-remediation, agri-business, and wastewater treatment fields, changing the landscape of agriculture with a holistic approach.