Changing modern farming, one microbe at a time
Since its inception, Indigo Ag has been on the cutting edge of scientific innovation. We leverage powerful microbiology, machine learning, and digital technologies to make agriculture more productive, profitable, and sustainable.
While our goals are ambitious, we think big by starting small — at the microscopic level.
To discover the microorganisms with the greatest positive impact on crop health and harvests, Indigo’s Focused Sourcing team scours the globe for strong, thriving plants among less thriving neighbors. These “survivor” plants could possess a microbial advantage in fields subject to high stress.
Back in the lab, Indigo scientists isolate and identify bacteria and fungi inside that may have allowed these plants to withstand harsh environments. These all-natural microbes are then combined in a formulation carefully developed to be used in conventional seed treaters to coat seed. Since the microorganisms that we harness are rigorously tested and selected for compatibility with seed chemistries, planting methods, and plant care strategies, seed providers and growers can follow Indigo instructions for use and seamlessly combine Indigo products with their management practices. And because we've invested significantly in shelf-life and stability, seed treated with Indigo's microbial technology will maintain viability and efficacy between purchasing and planting — even after weeks of on-farm storage.