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By making advancements in agriculture science, Indigo Agriculture could improve farmland soil quality and enhance carbon sequestration. Indigo Agriculture’s patented microscopic organism treatment is used to coat seeds so that they grow into plants that are resilient to adverse abiotic conditions and weather. These plants are also more resistant to pathogens and more capable of taking in water and nutrients than untreated plants.

What Benefits Do Indigo’s Seed Treatments Provide?

Indigo Agriculture’s microbe treatments are inoculants that offer some impressive benefits across plant species. Indigo farming microbe seed inoculants – known as, Biotrinsic – improve corn response to heat stress and drought. In wheat, inoculants provide disease control against Fusarium and Rhizoctonia – fungi that disturb plant growth potentials. For soybeans, one of the most planted crops in the United States, Indigo Agriculture’s inoculants aid in plant nodulation and enzymatic production.

In each plant type listed above, Indigo Agriculture microbial treatments make plants more resilient to adverse conditions that could undermine nutrient intake and growth and degrade overall soil quality. Indigo Agriculture’s microbe inoculants are naturally derived, non-GMO, and are extracted from plants that have survived “extreme stress”. Microbes from resilient plants are then used to coat seedlings and impart similar genetic advantages to offspring.

Once plants capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they can move that carbon into their roots, then into microorganisms in surrounding soils, and eventually more deeply into underground sediments, where it will remain stored for millions of years or longer.

Implementing large-scale agriculture operations that can sequester considerable amounts of atmospheric carbon requires aggressive efforts by farmers and other agriculturalists. Indigo farming techniques – in conjunction with other regenerative ecosystem practices – could enhance global decarbonization. By improving the survival rates of plants, Indigo Agriculture undoubtedly improves the rate at which crops and soils absorb carbon dioxide.

Agriculture can be used to remove carbon from the atmosphere and help achieve a low-carbon future. If we can make more efficient use of nature’s contributions, then perhaps we can mitigate the worst of climate change’s effects. So-called ‘climate-smart practices’ or nature-based solutions are a wide range of methodologies for enhancing ecosystem function, climate change resiliency, and supporting diversity of life.

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