Silicon Valley Business Journal

By Cromwell Schubarth

Intrinsyx Bio focuses on plant probiotics that can increase nutrient use efficiency (reducing the need for fertilizer) and crop yield, in addition to improving soil and water conditions.

The company says it has commercialized three decades of plant microbiome research and licensed a collation of microbes that live inside of plants, allowing crops to capture nitrogen from the air, thus needing less fertilizer. These microbes are said to improve crops’ tolerance to drought and salt stress, which the company says can return substantial cost and environmental benefits.

It has developed products that integrate into existing farming practices to improve crop yield and quality. The products have been tested in more than 20 types of food crops, as well as cannabis, turf and forestry, which Intrinsyx says have brought consistently impressive results.

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