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.
10 Sep 2020
Biologicals Could Break Synthetic Chemicals' Hold on World Agriculture
Global agriculture is facing some serious challenges over the next century, with decades of reliance on chemical fertilizers and pesticides beginning to take their toll. IDTechEx discusses how agricultural biologicals could be part of the solution to these challenges.
28 Jul 2020
Feeding the World with Genetic Technologies: Technologies and Policies
Dr Michael Dent shares some of the research from the brand new IDTechEx report, "Genetic Technologies in Agriculture 2020-2030".
18 Jun 2020
Azotic Technologies is a British start-up developing crop treatments based on nitrogen fixing bacteria. By using these bacteria as a biostimulant, farmers can increase their yields and reduce the need for environmentally damaging chemical fertilizers. In June 2020, IDTechEx Analyst Dr Michael Dent spoke with Steve Pearson, Commercial Director at Azotic Technologies
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.
9 Apr 2020
Pivot Bio is a Californian start-up that produces a nitrogen-fixing microbial treatment for corn crops. With $86.7 million in private funding, Pivot Bio is a major player in the emerging field of agricultural biologicals.