Research

Horizon Ag’s Research and Development team is focused on developing the next generation of organic acids.

As the world's leading organic acids research and development organization, Horizon Ag-Products is advancing the science to achieve maximum yield potential from organic compounds.

On a daily basis, our team is tasked with researching and developing organic acids chemistries that target specific crops and soil types to help growers close the exploitable yield gap.

Our focus is on discovering new chemistries and formulations that leverage our powerful and concentrated organic acids sources to create next generation products that increase nutrient use efficiency and water use efficiency, combat biotic and abiotic stresses, and stimulate root and plant growth.

Research leads to effective solutions

The foundation of Horizon Ag-Products' business is our bioscience research and development department.

We have developed products with sound science and research driven data. Our research and development team drives our company, focusing on nutrient efficiency and plant health solutions. Understanding the chemistry of naturally occurring plant compounds requires dedication. Our team’s extensive experience and desire to develop sustainable technologies, based on solid scientific principles, is never ending. We use stringent laboratory procedures to achieve statistically significant and reliable results.

Top performing formulas are then tested in scientific field trials.

Our products are evaluated and tested via randomized and replicated trials with 3rd party researchers and universities. Through our trusted partner distribution channels, we have conducted over 1,400 grower demonstration trials on 41 different crops around the world. Studies we have performed on our products include:

  • Yield Benefits & Quality
  • Nutrient Use Efficacy
  • Compatibility
  • Abiotic Stress Management
  • Stand Counts
  • Chlorophyll Content
  • Emergence
  • Phytotoxicity
  • Crop Vigor

Horizon Ag-Products’ commitment to research and development of innovative plant health solutions is unyielding. We continue to pursue the development of scientifically-proven, field-tested products to enable producers to meet the maximum efficiency of agricultural products.

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Research & Development Team

The Horizon Ag-Products research and development team is comprised of on-staff chemists and biologists and university consultants. Our advanced in-house laboratory and the Universities’ capabilities and expertise allow us to understand and explain the biochemical pathways and physiology of our proprietary chemistries.

Our collaboration with university researchers is beneficial because it also broadens the capabilities and understanding of our compounds without requiring large capital expenditures. This approach helps control costs thereby allowing new products to come to the market more quickly and cost-effectively.

Our in-house staff:

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The Director of Research & Development executes the overall strategic direction laid out by the company mission statement.

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Existing Products Specialist Chemist leads the technological studies on our existing product portfolio.

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New Products Specialist Chemist leads the technological studies on advancing and understanding new formulation technologies.

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An in-house plant biologist evaluates and quantifies the benefits of potential formulations in the pipe-line.

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Our lab technician assists with the day-to-day operations, quality assurance testing and sample preparation for 3rd party independent trial work and customer requests.

The Horizon Ag-Products R&D team and our university collaborators are receiving industry attention for their innovative plant health solutions that:

Advance the goal of helping the agricultural industry economically.
Sustainably improve productivity to meet the needs of an exploding world population.

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Horizon Ag-Products make a significant capital investment in greenhouse technology, upgrading to a fully computerized and automated foliar spray application system to normalize droplet application coverage for increased outcome confidence.

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