Crop Nutrition

Biome Makers Partners in Groundbreaking Sugarcane Sustainability Initiative

28 June 2024, California: Biome Makers, a global agtech company, proudly announces its selection as a partner in an alliance to promote sustainable and profitable sugarcane production. This collaborative effort involves the Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development (SADER), the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), the National Union of Cane Growers (UNC-CNPR), Syngenta, Bonsucro, Biofábrica Siglo XXI and Biome Makers.

The initiative empowers farmers to integrate microbial fertilizers, organic matter, biological pest control, mechanized harvesting and efficient water use to enhance soil health and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Biome Makers’ innovative BeCrop® technology will be essential in evaluating and optimizing soil conditions, enabling farmers to achieve higher yields and greater sustainability.

“Collaborating with Biome Makers marks a significant advancement for sustainable agriculture. Their leading expertise in soil health analytics will help transform sugarcane production in Mexico, making it more efficient, sustainable, and eco-friendly.” Marcel Morales, Director of Biofábrica Siglo XXI.

BeCrop® technology by Biome Makers employs advanced DNA sequencing and machine learning to analyze and monitor the soil microbiome and provide actionable insights. These insights are critical for predicting crop performance, identifying potential disease threats, and guiding sustainable soil management practices. Accessible via the BeCrop Portal, the data provides detailed soil microbial community reports in a user-friendly format, assisting farmers, agronomists, and advisors in making informed decisions for the next growing season.

“We are honored to be part of this groundbreaking alliance. Our BeCrop® technology will deliver crucial insights into soil health, aiding farmers in implementing sustainable practices that enhance productivity and environmental stewardship.” states Adrian Ferrero, Cofounder and CEO of Biome Makers. This partnership perfectly aligns with our mission to advance agricultural sustainability through innovative biotechnological solutions.”

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