It All Begins With Microbes

Organisms so tiny that millions of them fit on the head of a pin. In plants, they occur naturally, helping to fight diseases, increase nutrient intake, and improve water efficiency.

Inspired by insights from the human microbiome, Indigo started with the hypothesis that many of the microbes living inside a plant are vital to its health. With sophisticated sequencing techniques, Indigo has assembled a world-class database of genomic information from these microbes.

Potentially beneficial microbes are identified and tested, first in the lab, then in the greenhouse, and, finally, over several growing seasons in the field. Once this process is completed, Indigo decides on the most promising microbial formulations and works with manufacturing partners to produce these at scale.