Since its inception, Indigo Ag has been on the cutting edge of scientific innovation. We leverage powerful microbiology, machine learning, and digital technologies to make agriculture more productive, profitable, and sustainable.
While our goals are ambitious, we think big by starting small — at the microscopic level.
To discover the microorganisms with the greatest positive impact on crop health and harvests, Indigo’s Biologicals team scours the globe for strong, thriving plants among less thriving neighbors. These “survivor” plants could possess a microbial advantage in fields subject to high stress.
Back in the lab, Indigo scientists isolate and identify bacteria and fungi inside that may have allowed these plants to withstand harsh environments. These all-natural microbes are then combined in a formulation carefully developed to be used in conventional seed treaters to coat seed as part of our biotrinsic™ product offering. Since the microorganisms that we harness are rigorously tested and selected for compatibility with seed chemistries, planting methods, and plant care strategies, seed providers and farmers can follow Indigo instructions for use and seamlessly combine Indigo products with their management practices. And because we've invested significantly in shelf-life and stability, seed treated with Indigo® Biological Technology will maintain viability and efficacy between purchasing and planting — even after weeks of on-farm storage.
A characteristic of natural microbes that makes them more powerful than traditional crop technologies like chemistries and GMOs is their ability to respond rapidly to their environment. Whether it’s cool, hot, wet, or dry, they respond. And they do so within seconds.
I was able to apply less fungicide to my rice crop this year because of the Indigo treatment.
Indigo has transformed a promising discovery into a product that can perform at scale to deliver substantial yield increases on modern commercial farms. The application of the plant microbiome to agriculture represents a naturally derived solution that works to address today’s environmental stresses, with the potential to dramatically improve long-term agricultural sustainability.