Heliae Awards No-Till Grower with 80 Acres of PhycoTerra

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Heliae supports no-till growers at annual conference with sponsorship and product

Jan. 18, 2022, PHOENIX – Heliae® Agriculture, an algal tech company specializing in scalable regenerative agriculture solutions is proud to announce the award of 80 acres worth of PhycoTerra® soil microbial food to Joe Sperfslage, a no-till grower from Coggin, Iowa. The prize was announced at the 30 th Annual National No-Till Conference in Louisville, Kentucky, where PhycoTerra® was a title sponsor. The goal of awarding a no-till grower with PhycoTerra® product was to raise awareness about how growers can wake up the dormant microbes in their soil with a superior soil microbial food.

“No-till, reduced-till, strip-till and cover crop growers are the farmers who really understand and appreciate the importance of soil health,” said Norm Davy, Chief Revenue Officer at Heliae® Agriculture. “Heliae was proud to be a title sponsor at this year’s No-Till Conference to help these growers further progress as they look for new, innovative ways to promote successful yields by improving soil health. PhycoTerra® branded products add another tool in their regenerative and sustainable toolbox that is laser-focused on enhancing and supporting the biological component of soil.”

The goal of the National No-Till Conference is to support growers with education, innovative product showcases, and practical tips to create thriving no-till operations and regenerate healthy soil. Tech talks and no-till classrooms covered a variety of topics important to no-till growers, from integrating cover crops to understanding emerging carbon markets to the importance of proper residue management in supporting soil’s biological health.

“The science behind PhycoTerra® and the soil microbiome is really exciting for no-till growers,” said Dr. Karl Wyant, VP of Ag Science at Heliae. “PhycoTerra® wakes up a diverse range of microbes in the growers’ soil, and the microbes do a diverse range of jobs, thus serving as a versatile tool to solve a lot of challenges no-till growers face. Our products improve soil quality and can also be added to a grower’s post-harvest residue management program, reducing up to 30% mass of crop trash without tilling. It’s really a win-win for growers looking for something innovative in their fields.”

To learn more about no-till practices and their potential impact on your farm, visit https://www.notillfarmer.com.