It was more than four decades ago when Roger Blotsky founded Global Organics Group, parent company to BioFlora, which transforms plant health with cutting edge organic biostimulants in an effort to reduce the use of chemicals and synthetic additives in agriculture.
When BioFlora started in 1972, “going green” was not popular and sustainable farming was not widely accepted. While this may have deterred others, it only fueled the company’s passion.
Luke Blotsky, managing partner and CEO of The Global Organics Group
“Over the years, BioFlora has developed products that work with and enhance the natural biological life processes of plants,” said Luke Blotsky, managing partner and CEO of The Global Organics Group. “With ‘Nature Knows Best’ as our motto, everything we produce is designed to maintain the natural systems established by mother nature.”
BioFlora is a leader in biostimulants and plant nutrition, differentiated by its commitment to create sustainable and fertile soils with enhanced plant bioactivity and development.
Roger Blotsky would often say, “Through hard work and research, pathogen suppression can be achieved organically. You cannot solve soil problems using synthetic chemicals exclusively.”
“At Global Organics, we strive to be an evolving life sciences company, in a constant process of innovation and discovery, finding solutions for every industry we provide for,” Luke Blotsky said. “We will not settle for short-term solutions like so many others in our industry. We are the stewards of the environment.”
Untreated vs Treated commodity with BioFlora
Today, the company has multiple manufacturing operations within Goodyear, Ariz. with corporate headquarters centered close by. Other distribution outlets are depots in both Yuma, Ariz., and Delano, Calif., an operation in Mexicali, Mexico, an operation in Australia, and distributors throughout the United States, Latin American and South America.
“Through hard work and research, pathogen suppression can be achieved organically.
You cannot solve soil problems using synthetic chemicals exclusively.” - Roger Blotsky
Its state-of-the-art manufacturing operation consists of a food-grade fulvic acid operation, humic acid operation, composting operation, pellet mill operation, microalgae farm, liquid blending/packaging operation and a 1,200-acre research farm.
“BioFlora has perfected through research and practical applications the process and the development of a patented technology called Cellular Infuson Technology which can be found in 95% of our Bioflora products,” Blotsky said. “This is a key differentiator in our manufacturing process that produces a nano-sized, certified organic, polyphenolic, polyelectrolyte which exhibits significant Cation Exchange Capacity (CEC) coupled with chelating and soil detoxification properties.”
Stephen Pavich, senior plant nutritionist, BioFlora
From cellular health, to nutrient uptake and stress management, the process of Cellular Infuson Technology has three core qualities: Cellular Protection, Cellular Enhancement, and Cellular Energy.
“We take a personalized approach to find the best solutions for our growers that meets their specific needs,” said Stephen Pavich, senior plant nutritionist. “We tailor-fit our products through customized programs designed to enhance plant growth, aid soil ecology, increase microbial diversification, mitigate plant stress, and improve resistance to disease.”
BioFlora has become a one-stop-shop player that growers can depend on from products to custom blending to delivery.
“With agronomists and PCAs on our team, growers can depend on us to create full organic and sustainable fertility programs designed to help enhance their crop yield and quality,” Pavich said. “We also have programs for challenges such as heat stress, sodium stress, pathogen stress, etc. and overall soil health.”
Blotsky noted unlike traditional synthetic chemical fertilization practices, which focus on the short-term needs of the crop alone, BioFlora aims to provide a long-term healthy equilibrium between the crop and its host soil. This is achieved by first identifying the nutritional and biological needs of the crop and soil and then supplying and maintaining a healthy balance of organic matter, diverse microbial populations and plant nutrition.
Untreated lemon vs BioFlora treated lemon
“We have shown the soil can be improved by using a good biological,” he said. “For example, if certain pathogens have become so bad the grower has to fumigate, they might consider putting microbes back into the soil to help correct the problem. What we have shown with our research and work here is that pathogen suppression can be done organically.”
Being a producer of organic products, it’s always a challenge sourcing out materials with a consistent supply with high quality to support its diverse product line.
“With organic products, shelf life is something you always have to pay attention to,” Blotsky said. “Through our science division, we seek out solutions to help us increase its shelf life naturally to be able to ship throughout the world.”
Looking ahead, the company plans to continue to grow its sales force within California to better serve growers and meet its annual sales projections year over year, as well as increase its brand awareness through storytelling, social media, and advertising.
“It’s also important for us to also continue to educate regulatory entities,” Blotsky said. “We will continually promote the quality products we offer and the rich history we’ve created.”