In Massachusetts, Indigo, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, launched Indigo Partners. With twenty-five partner growers and agronomic experts across the United States, Indigo will evaluate agricultural technologies, including microbial seed treatments, on over 15,000 acres.
“Using bioinformatics and data analytics, we are creating a unique agricultural R&D platform. Together with leading growers around the world, we will assess and validate new technologies, generating insights that will bring innovative products to market,” said David Perry, CEO and Director of Indigo. “With Indigo Partners, we seek to discover and launch technologies that improve farmer profitability, and to champion change with new sustainable farming practices.”
During the 2017 spring planting season, Indigo will provide microbial seed treatments and agronomic advice to the participating growers. Growers will benefit from Indigo’s microbial products and collect data throughout the growing season to determine the impact of new technologies.