What We Do

Indigo

 

 

Grower

Success at Harvest

 

 

Indigo Has Launched in Five Major Row Crops

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Corn
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Cotton
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Rice
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Soybeans
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Wheat

Our Microbial Treatment

Indigo’s seed treatments are based on the microbes that have evolved in conjunction with plants over millions of years to optimize their health and maximize their productivity.
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Microbes are everywhere

Microbes are organisms so tiny that millions of them can fit onto the head of a pin. They help sustain life in all its forms. A community of microbes that live in a common habitat is called a microbiome.

Humans

The human microbiome can be thought of as a community of nonhuman organisms that assist in maintaining a healthy body.

Human microbes can be impacted by different environments and everyday factors including age, health, diet, and medicine.

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Plants

Plants also have microbes, which are found on leaves, in soils, and inside the plants themselves.

Like human microbes, plant microbes can be impacted by their environment including heat and drought, chemicals such as pesticides, and even soil conditions.

Harnessing Nature

Inspired by insights from the human microbiome, Indigo started with the hypothesis that microbes living inside the plant (endosymbionts) are vital to their health. We found that some of these important microbes are being reduced by modern agricultural practices.

By using sophisticated genomic sequencing and computational bioinformatics, Indigo has assembled an enormous database of genomic information from these microbes.

 

We apply algorithms and machine learning to this database to predict which microbes are most beneficial to the plant’s health, applying these specially selected microbes to crops in the form of a seed coating.

The resulting seed treatments complement a plant’s natural processes to improve health and development across each phase of life while boosting crop yields.

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