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BioConsortia Extends Nitrogen-fixing Microbial Products Beyond Cereals to Vegetables and Other Markets

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Field trial results confirm nitrogen-fixing microbial seed treatment products increased yields and reduced fertilizer use in vegetable crops like potatoes

DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--BioConsortia, Inc., a leading agricultural technology company that designs and licenses advanced microbial products to reduce the ecological impacts of agriculture while ensuring crop productivity, today announced that the Company has developed nitrogen-fixing products to expand the addressable market to new crop opportunities.

2023 field trial results have confirmed that levels of nitrogen-replacement from BioConsortia’s seed and soil treatment products met or exceeded performance expectations when evaluated in potatoes, tomatoes, and lettuce. This important step expands the potential market for BioConsortia’s nitrogen-fixing products and their impact in addressing the environmental impacts of fertilizer runoff and overuse beyond cereals markets.

“The field results in potatoes and other vegetables continue to impress, and we’re excited to continue our work with vegetable seed developers, input providers and growers around the globe, as we get one step closer to product launch,” said Dr. Hong Zhu, Senior Vice President of Research and Development at BioConsortia, Inc.

“This is an exciting development for BioConsortia and the vegetable industry,” added Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO at BioConsortia. “Products like these allow growers to reduce their reliance on synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and better meet the challenges of balancing crop productivity with ecological safety.”

BioConsortia’s nitrogen-fixing seed treatment products have already been validated through hundreds of field trials in cereals like wheat, rice and corn, where the products routinely deliver increased yield or enable nitrogen displacement. In fruit and vegetable markets, BioConsortia will offer both seed treatment and formulations designed for application to soil or through drip irrigation.

Company representatives will attend the American Seed Trade Organization Vegetable and Flower Seed Trade Conference in Monterey, California, January 26 through 30.


BioConsortia, Inc. develops superior microbial products that protect plants, enhance fertility, and increase yields while improving the sustainability of agriculture for our environment. Pioneering the use of directed selection within microbial communities, BioConsortia’s patented Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process and cutting-edge GenePro genomics and gene-engineering platform enable the Company to predict, design, and unleash the natural power of microbes.

BioConsortia’s microbial products deliver superior efficacy, higher consistency, and easier grower adoption. The Company’s rich pipeline includes nitrogen fixation microbes to replace synthetic nitrogen fertilizers; nutrient use efficiency and biostimulants to increase crop yields; bionematicides and biofungicides to protect crops from pests and diseases; and products for post-harvest pathogen control to safeguard food waste in the distribution chain, retail store and home. BioConsortia is producing breakthrough solutions for growers in major agricultural markets with multiple environmental benefits.


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First published on Mon, Jan 29, 2024

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