To be the leading developer/manufacturer/distributor of agricultural biologicals that increase yields and improve farm productivity while simultaneously interacting with the environment in an elevated and positive manner.
To become our customers’ long term “vendor of choice” for Ag biological knowledge, products, and service.
Founded by farmers, agronomists, and agricultural consultants, Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM™) is dedicated to pushing the limits of technologies available to the farmer. We are focused on the farmer, both domestically and internationally, and dedicated to increasing the output and profitability of the land. Everything we do is in the best interest of the farmer. We understand that farmers not only provide food that feed the world, but their own families as well. As farmlands are passed from generation to generation, ABM™ is committed to offering sustainable solutions to the grower.
Our challenge is to keep seed viable once the farmer plants it in the ground. To meet that challenge, we have partnered with the world’s foremost experts in molecular genetics, secured patents, and continue to research and develop the worlds most advanced solutions in enhancing plant growth and productivity.
ABM™ provides solutions for commercial agriculture. Emphasis on land productivity has progressed efforts to include crop production. ABM™ promotes education, innovative research and strong marketing expertise in these emerging markets across the globe.
Welcome to our website,
Thank you for taking the time to view our website and product offerings. All of our products have been tested and are 100 percent safe to introduce into any soil type that you might have in your region. Our products have been used successfully on major row crops throughout the world including, rice, corn, soybeans, wheat, sugar cane and cassava, as well as major vegetables including, tomatoes, cucumbers, chickpeas, dry beans and lentils.
Global tests demonstrate that our biological product line significantly increases plant health, test weights and yield performances, while at the same time reduce inputs by as much as 30 percent. We work closely with researchers at a major land grant university to provide the most up to date and cutting edge products. We are very fortunate to work with Dr. Gary Harman who has more than 30 years of experience and is recognized as the leading expert for trichoderma research throughout the world. ABM has introduced a new product to the domestic seed industry each year for the past six years. We now have proprietary trichoderma strains specific to certain row crops that further enhance their genetic potential.
We look forward to answering your questions about our biological product line, as well as working with you to increase your crop yields, promote seed quality and at the same time, reduce your input costs. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Meet Brad Custis
Brad Custis has been with the International Division since 2010. In his role as Sales Director, Custis is responsible for identifying distributors, product training, assisting of product registration and marketing of ABM products worldwide.
Custis has been responsible for establishing a production facility in South Africa. In December of 2013, ABM started ABM Africa. It is a full production facility to grow and manufacture ABM products for the Continent of Africa and Asia.
Prior to his position at ABM, Custis served as an account manager for Total Quality Logistics, where he focused on servicing accounts to increase sales. His experience at Total Quality Logistics helped to equip him with skills to identify key customers, offer superior customer service and negotiate premium pricing.
Custis received his bachelors of science in Interpersonal Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations from Bowling Green State University. Before attending Bowling Green State University, Custis served for 6 months in Guatemala with a non-profit organization. He currently serves as a board member for One by One, a non-profit organization serving disadvantaged children in Africa.
He resides in Van Wert, Ohio with his wife, young daughter and son.
Research and Development
Research and Development
Our Research and Development team is headed by two of the greatest minds in molecular genetics: Dr. Gary Harman and Dr. L. David Kuykendall.
Dr. Gary Harman
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Harman started with ABM as a consultant in 2000 and became the company’s chief scientific officer in 2012. He is responsible for the management of ABM’s world-class laboratory for research and all-natural product development and has invented many of the… read Dr. Harman’s complete bio >>
Dr. Molly Cadle-Davidson
Associate Science Officer
Dr. Cadle-Davidson started with ABM as a consultant in 2013 and became the assistant chief scientific officer in January 2014. Her role is to work to enhance existing ABM genomics strategies and to foster next-generation product development for ABM. Cadle-Davidson is an… read Dr. Cadle-Davidson’s complete bio >>
Dr. Ronel Hendricks
Chief Scientific Officer of ABM Africa
Ronel obtained a 4-year B.Sc. Agriculture degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Stellenbosch in 1997. In 2002, she obtained a M.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Stellenboschin 1997… read Dr. Ronel Hendricks’ complete bio >>
Dr. L. David Kuykendall
Consulting Senior Scientist
Dr. L. David Kuykendall’s professional career has spanned more than 36 years. Earning a PhD in Microbiology in 1976 at the age of 23, Dr. Kuykendall has authored 107 scientific journal articles and book chapters. His published work has received more than 1,500 literature citations… read Dr. Kuykendall’s complete bio >>