- Indigo N Collect and Indigo PK Release improve soil health, can increase yield and boost profitability in winter cereals
- Reduce use and cost of synthetic fertilizer by 30-50%
- Key part of portfolio for Indigo Carbon which will reward growers for storing carbon in their soils
June 10, 2020, Basel – Indigo Agriculture today launched two new Nutrient Use Efficiency, (NUE) tools for German winter cereal growers designed to improve soil health and boost profitability without compromising on yield.
Indigo N Collect is a microbial, soil binding additive that reduces the need for nitrogen fertilizer. Indigo PK Release is a microbial phosphorous and potassium mobilizing soil additive, which reduces the need for these mineral fertilizers.
Used together, in conjunction with Satellite Variable Rate (VRA) application maps, these NUE products deliver a number of market leading benefits for growers of winter wheat and winter barley in Germany including:
- Improved health, structure and fertility of soil and water holding capacity
- Maintained or enhanced yield
- 30-50% reduction in spend on synthetic fertilizers
- Improved availability of nutrients
- Reduced nitrate pollution in groundwater
These products are also likely to be of particular interest to growers in zones where the use of synthetic fertilizer is capped by regulation. In these situations, winter wheat growers could, for example, use them to fill the nutrient gap in order to maintain yields of 8-10 tonnes per hectare, whilst remaining compliant with the regulation and taking care of the environment.
These new products also enable the adoption of regenerative farm practices and form a key part of the portfolio that will support the launch of Indigo Carbon in Germany in 2021. This is a new green business model which makes the capturing and storing of carbon in agriculture soils both agronomically achievable and financially rewarding for growers, enabling them to play a leading role in tackling climate change.
At the launch of these new products, Georg Goeres, Head of Indigo Europe said: “We are excited to bring Indigo NK Collect and Indigo PR Release to winter cereals growers in Germany for this autumn season. These products will support healthier soils and higher profits for growers, enabling them to sustainably produce high quality crops with fewer chemicals without compromising on yield, which is increasingly demanded by regulation. And we are laying the foundations for the launch of Indigo Carbon next year which will financially reward growers for capturing and storing carbon in agriculture soils through regenerative farm practices”.
Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital technologies. The company’s scientific discoveries and digital platforms benefit tens of thousands of growers across millions of acres. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is furthering its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. In 2019, Indigo established The Terraton Initiative, a global effort to draw down one trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide through agricultural soils. Ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list, Indigo is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Buenos Aires, Argentina; São Paulo, Brazil; and Basel, Switzerland. For more information please visit our About Us page, or follow us on Twitter and Instagram and LinkedIn.