Evogene bio-stimulant microbial seed treatment trials a success in second year

January 16, 2018 |

In Israel, Evogene recently announced highly promising second-year field trial results for its bio-stimulant microbial seed treatments for the improvement of corn yield, which are under exclusive license to DuPont Pioneer.

The bio-stimulant seed treatments tested in these recent trials conducted by Evogene demonstrated up to 20 percent increases in corn yield under moderate drought conditions. These seed treatments were based on Evogene identified microbial strains that had demonstrated yield improvement in previous field trials, as disclosed in late 2016, following a discovery process which included in-silico prediction and prioritization. Following 2016 field results, the strains underwent optimization of microbial formulation and fermentation processes, and the combination of multiple microbial strains into microbial teams (“teaming”) which demonstrated the promising results during 2017. The next level of field testing will be undertaken as part of our multiyear research collaboration with DuPont-Pioneer.

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