BioConsortia develops nitrogen-fixing products

Expansion to other crops: positive results in potatoes, tomatoes and lettuce promise more sustainable agriculture

27.01.2024 | 10:12 (UTC -3)
Cultivar Magazine

North American BioConsortia Inc. announced the development of nitrogen (N) fixing products. They aim to expand the market for new crops. According to the company, results from field tests in 2023 confirmed the effectiveness of these products in replacing nitrogen in crops such as potatoes, tomatoes and lettuce.

Hong Zhu, senior vice president of research and development at BioConsortia, highlighted the positive results in potatoes and other vegetables. He mentioned continuing work with vegetable seed developers, input suppliers and global farmers. The objective is to get closer to the launch of the product.

Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO of BioConsortia, highlighted the importance of this development for the vegetable industry. The products will allow farmers to reduce dependence on synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

BioConsortia's seed treatment products have been validated in field trials on cereals such as wheat, rice and corn. In these crops, the products increased productivity or made it possible to replace nitrogen, as reported by the company. In fruit and vegetable markets, BioConsortia will offer seed treatments and formulations for soil application or drip irrigation.

Recently, the company announced that it will do business in Brazil. See more by clicking on “BioConsortia announces expansion to Brazil”.

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