9 Oct 2020
Could Unlocking the Plant Microbiome Lead to Next Green Revolution?
Plants host complex communities of microbes, which can have a significant impact on crop yields and quality, both positively and negatively. Until recently, it was generally believed that almost all microbes were detrimental or neutral to plant life.
2 Jul 2020
Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations is a Californian company that produces a range of biologically derived pesticides and fertilizers that can be used as effective alternatives to synthetic agrochemicals, without the damage to the environment. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with founder and CEO of Marrone Bio Innovations, Dr Pam Marrone.
9 Apr 2020
Joyn Bio is a $100 million joint venture between chemicals giant Bayer and synthetic biology unicorn Ginkgo Bioworks. It is working to develop nitrogen fixing microbes that can be used to replace or supplement synthetic fertilisers.