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Indigo Microbial Science

Changing modern farming, one microbe at a time

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.

 

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               Plants

 

 

To discover the microorganisms with the greatest positive impact on crop health and harvests, Indigo’s Focused Sourcing 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. 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 growers 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's microbial technology will maintain viability and efficacy between purchasing and planting — even after weeks of on-farm storage.

Hard Red Wheat

TAM 112
Early
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Good
Yield Potential
Average
Overall Disease Resistance
Good
Protein
  • Texas & Oklahoma Panhandles
  • Western Kansas
  • Eastern Colorado
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Moderately resistant to wheat streak mosaic
  • + Very high tillering
  • - Below-average straw strength

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

TAM 114
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Very Good
Protein
  • Texas High Plains
  • Western Kansas
  • Eastern Colorado
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • + Resistant to stripe and stem rust
  • + Moderately resistant to leaf rust
  • - Moderately susceptible to soilborne mosaic and WSMV

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Byrd
Medium
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Somewhat susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Excellent milling and baking quality
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Very high tillering
  • - Susceptible to stem rust and stripe rust

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Gallagher
Medium
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Oklahoma
  • Southern Kansas
  • + Good drought tolerance
  • + Good leaf health
  • + More resistant than most to barley yellow dwarf
  • - Prone to physiological leaf spotting

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Avery
Medium-Late
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Very Good
Yield Potential
Somewhat susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Exceptional milling and baking qualities
  • + Excellent winterhardiness
  • + Resistant to wheat curl mite and Greenbug biotype E
  • - Susceptible to stripe and stem rust

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Doublestop CL Plus
Medium-Late
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Tolerant to acidic soils
  • + Very good yield potential and test weights
  • + Long coleoptile
  • - Can be late maturing

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

SY Monument
Medium-Late
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Central and western Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Nebraska
  • the Texas Panhandle
  • + Very adaptable and high yielding across multiple environments
  • + Very high tillering
  • + Excellent overall leaf disease package
  • - Average straw strength

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Bob Dole
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Central Corridor
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • + Good disease package (leaf rust, stripe rust, and scab)
  • + Good drought tolerance
  • - Lower tillering

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

LCS Mint
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Good
Protein
  • Hight Plains
  • + Very good soil acidity tolerance
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • - Susceptible to leaf rust

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Langin
Early
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Average
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein

High Plains

  • + Resistant to wheat curl mite
  • + Strong stripe rust resistance
  • + Solid milling and baking qualities
  • - Somewhat vulnerable to Hessian fly and leaf rust

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Hard Red Wheat

Smith’s Gold
Medium
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein

Central Plains

  • + Excellent resistance to Hessian fly, green bug, and stripe rust
  • + Well equipped to handle nitrogen-imbalanced environments
  • + Stellar milling and baking readiness
  • - Somewhat inclined to physiological leaf spotting
  • - Pre-harvest sprouting tendency if harvest is substantially delayed

* Seed variety for purchase from authorized dealers

Planning on growing HRWW?

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 134B
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Southern Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Kentucky
  • + Highest top-end yield potential
  • + Mennel-preferred variety
  • - Susceptible to stripe rust

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 124C
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Indiana
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Southeastern Missouri
  • + Lead product for growers who prefer smooth head
  • + Consistent performance across a large geography

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 113B
Early - Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Missouri
  • Southern Illinois
  • Southern Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • + Strong disease package
  • + Handles wet feet very well

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 114B
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Excellent
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Missouri (leading variety)
  • Southwestern Illinois
  • + Very good standability
  • + Strong milling and baking qualities
  • - Can be vulnerable to powdery mildew

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 294A
Medium
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Missouri
  • + Excellent winterhardiness
  • + Consistent performance across growing regions

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 284A
Early - Medium
Maturity
Excellent
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Good /Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • + Strong test weight
  • + Consistent performance across growing regions

Soft Red Wheat

Indigo® 273A
Early - Medium
Maturity
Excellent
Test Weight
Very Good
Straw Strength
Very Good
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
  • Ohio
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • + Very good test weight
  • + Consistent performance across growing regions
Planning on growing HRWW?

Cotton

TAM 112
Early
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Good
Yield Potential
Average
Overall Disease Resistance
Good
Protein
  • Texas & Oklahoma Panhandles
  • Western Kansas
  • Eastern Colorado
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Moderately resistant to wheat streak mosaic
  • + Very high tillering
  • - Below-average straw strength

Cotton

TAM 114
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Very Good
Protein
  • Texas High Plains
  • Western Kansas
  • Eastern Colorado
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • + Resistant to stripe and stem rust
  • + Moderately resistant to leaf rust
  • - Moderately susceptible to soilborne mosaic and WSMV

Cotton

Byrd
Medium
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Somewhat susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Excellent milling and baking quality
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Very high tillering
  • - Susceptible to stem rust and stripe rust

Cotton

Gallagher
Medium
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Oklahoma
  • Southern Kansas
  • + Good drought tolerance
  • + Good leaf health
  • + More resistant than most to barley yellow dwarf
  • - Prone to physiological leaf spotting

Cotton

Avery
Medium-Late
Maturity
Average
Test Weight
Very Good
Yield Potential
Somewhat susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Exceptional milling and baking qualities
  • + Excellent winterhardiness
  • + Resistant to wheat curl mite and Greenbug biotype E
  • - Susceptible to stripe and stem rust

Cotton

Doublestop CL Plus
Medium-Late
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • High Plains
  • + Tolerant to acidic soils
  • + Very good yield potential and test weights
  • + Long coleoptile
  • - Can be late maturing

Cotton

SY Monument
Medium-Late
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Central and western Kansas
  • Oklahoma
  • Nebraska
  • the Texas Panhandle
  • + Very adaptable and high yielding across multiple environments
  • + Very high tillering
  • + Excellent overall leaf disease package
  • - Average straw strength

Cotton

Bob Dole
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Very Good
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein
  • Central Corridor
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • + Good disease package (leaf rust, stripe rust, and scab)
  • + Good drought tolerance
  • - Lower tillering

Cotton

LCS Mint
Medium
Maturity
Very Good
Test Weight
Excellent
Yield Potential
Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Good
Protein
  • Hight Plains
  • + Very good soil acidity tolerance
  • + Excellent drought tolerance
  • + Excellent milling and baking qualities
  • - Susceptible to leaf rust

Cotton

Langin
Early
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Average
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein

High Plains

  • + Resistant to wheat curl mite
  • + Strong stripe rust resistance
  • + Solid milling and baking qualities
  • - Somewhat vulnerable to Hessian fly and leaf rust

Cotton

Smith’s Gold
Medium
Maturity
Good
Test Weight
Exceptional
Yield Potential
Very Good
Overall Disease Resistance
Average
Protein

Central Plains

  • + Excellent resistance to Hessian fly, green bug, and stripe rust
  • + Well equipped to handle nitrogen-imbalanced environments
  • + Stellar milling and baking readiness
  • - Somewhat inclined to physiological leaf spotting
  • - Pre-harvest sprouting tendency if harvest is substantially delayed
Planning on growing HRWW?

Corn

Indigo provides a range of high performance hybrids with excellent agronomic profiles, including strong:

  • Stress Emergence
  • Vigor
  • Disease Resistance
  • Stalk and Root Strength Strength
  • Drought Tolerance

Soy

The high-yielding varieties we offer deliver on quality and hold up to stress, showing stellar:

  • Stress Emergence
  • Vigor
  • Canopy Closure
  • Disease Resistance
  • Drought Tolerance
  • Standability
  • Dry Down
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Rice Varieties

CL153
Clearfield
Exceptional
Grain Quality
Moderately Resistant
Lodging
Moderately Susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
42 inches
Plant Height
81 Days
Days to 50% Heading
Geography
  • Texas to Missouri
Agronomy
  • + Significant grain length, seedling vigor, and yield potential
  • + Strong milling quality
  • + Broad-spectrum blast resistance
  • – Somewhat susceptible to sheath blight, kernel smut, false smut

Rice Varieties

CL111
Clearfield
Excellent
Grain Quality
Moderately Susceptible
Lodging
Susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
39 inches
Plant Height
77 Days
Days to 50% Heading
Geography
  • South Louisiana and beyond
Agronomy
  • + High yield potential
  • + Exceptional ratoon performance
  • + Very early maturity
  • – Susceptible to sheath blight and bacterial panicle blight

Rice Varieties

PVL01
Exceptional
Grain Quality
N/A
Lodging
Susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
35 inches
Plant Height
89 Days
Days to 50% Heading
Geography
  • Mid-South
Agronomy
  • + Resistant to Provisia herbicide
  • + Remedy for fields populated with Newpath-resistant red rice and weedy rice
  • + Superior grain length, seedling vigor, tillering, and milling quality
  • – Susceptible to bacterial panicle blight, blast, false smut

Rice Varieties

Presidio
Excellent
Grain Quality
Moderately Resistant
Lodging
Moderately Susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
38 inches
Plant Height
81 Days
Days to 50% Heading
Geography
  • Texas
Agronomy
  • + Excellent ratoon potential
  • + Good yield potential
  • + Good seedling vigor
  • – Susceptible to sheath blight and panicle blight

Rice Varieties

Mermentau
Excellent
Grain Quality
Moderately Resistant
Lodging
Susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
35 inches
Plant Height
85 Days
Days to 50% Heading
Geography
  • Louisiana
Agronomy
  • + Significant straw strength
  • + High ratoon potential
  • + Good seedling vigor
  • – Susceptible to sheath blight and bacterial panicle blight

Rice Varieties

Cheniere
Exceptional
Grain Quality
Moderately Resistant
Lodging
Moderately Susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
38 inches
Plant Height
89 Days
Days to 50% Heading
Geography
  • Louisiana
Agronomy
  • + Excellent yield potential
  • + Good resistance to blast
  • + Favored by mills
  • – Susceptible to sheath blight and cercospora

Rice Varieties

Diamond
Very Good
Grain Quality
Moderately Susceptible
Lodging
Moderately Susceptible
Overall Disease Resistance
41 inches
Plant Height
78 Days
Days to 50% Heading
Geography
  • Arkansas
Agronomy
  • + High yield potential
  • + Good seedling vigor and straw strength
  • + Substantial ratoon crop
  • – Susceptible to false smut
Planning on growing HRWW?

Indigo® Microbial Technology

Indigo’s microbial collection has the capacity to protect crops from nearly every abiotic stress imaginable – from extreme temperatures and water scarcity, to nutrient-deficient soils. By shielding plants from tough conditions and enhancing their use of resources such as water, Indigo microbes have the potential to improve yields, increase farm revenue, and ultimately reduce the need for fertilizers.

What sets us apart

We strive for best-in-class performance across our portfolio of crops. Lab testing and small plot trials alone are not sufficient to achieve our high standards, so we work in tandem with growers to assess our seed treatments in real-world, commercial-scale settings. It’s a step we take to ensure Indigo crops exceed customer expectations acre after acre, season after season. We’re also fortunate to employ and partner with some of the brightest minds in the business: scientific advisors, research universities, and other collaborators whose decades of microbiology experience have strengthened our technology.

Where we're headed

In previous decades, agricultural productivity steadily advanced with the advent of new breeding techniques, synthetic fertilizers, traits, and other industrial technologies. But that growth has since stalled, and productivity has reached a plateau. Rather than chase incremental gains in crop yields, what if we focused instead on fortifying plants against environmental pressures preventing global harvests from potentially doubling, or even tripling? That’s the future Indigo envisions. Microbe by microbe, we’re working to break the productivity ceiling and raise the bar for modern agriculture.

Open Quotation MarkOur microbial products, derived from nature, provide biological rather than chemical solutions to environmental stress, and are a much-needed tool in a production system that has access to fewer methods of plant protection.Close Quotation Mark

David Perry, Indigo President & CEO

Open Quotation MarkA 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.Close Quotation Mark

Geoffrey von Maltzahn, Indigo Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer

Open Quotation MarkIndigo 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.Close Quotation Mark

Dr. Gregory Sword, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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