Indigo focuses on using nature to sustainably feed the plant, which is why they’ve collaborated with 25 growers and experts to test a microbial seed treatment on more than 15,000 acres in 2017. The project, named Indigo Partners, will provide data and insights to help Indigo bring new products to market.
“Using bioinformatics and data analytics, we are creating a unique agricultural R&D platform. Together with leading growers around the world, we will test and validate new technologies, generating insights that will bring innovative products to market,” said David Perry, CEO and Director of Indigo. “With Indigo Partners, we seek to discover and launch technologies that improve farmer profitability, and to champion change with new sustainable farming practices.”
Growers testing the microbial seed treatment will also have access to agronomic advice, allowing them to optimizing their crops with tailored recommendations. Over the season, data will be collected to provide the critical information growers are looking for; what value does the new technology bring?