MustGrow Biologics gains USDA organic approval for Terrasante fertilizer
Canadian agricultural biotech firm MustGrow Biologics Corp. announced that its Terrasante crop fertilizer has received organic certification from the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). This development marks a significant contribution of MustGrow Biologics to the organic agriculture sector.
The product is now OMRI Listed under the generic material listings for NOP: Plant Extracts, Class: Crop Fertilizers and Soil Amendments. The certification confirms that Terrasante meets stringent organic standards, including specific ingredient composition and required manufacturing compliance for organic production.
According to Colin Bletsky, Chief Operating Officer at MustGrow Biologics, the OMRI organic certification offers farmers a valuable alternative to synthetic chemicals and fertilizers. The certification positions Terrasante as a reliable and approved product for organic farming. “This presents a valuable opportunity for farmers to reduce their reliance on synthetic chemicals while meeting the growing market demand for organic biological products,” said Bletsky.
While awaiting final registration of product approval from state-level regulatory agencies in the United States, Terrasante will be marketed as an OMRI-listed product specifically for organic use. This move is anticipated to broaden the product’s influence in the organic agriculture community.
MustGrow’s future development programs for soil amendments and biofertility are expected to center on enhancing soil health and the soil microbiome, improving nutrient and water use efficiencies, and increasing plant yields. Initial efforts are targeted at key states, including Washington, Idaho, Oregon, California, and Arizona, with a nationwide expansion plan in the pipeline.