Indigo Ag is currently partnering with wheat and barley growers across the Australian wheat belts for the coming 2018 winter crop.

Indigo Ag is currently partnering with wheat and barley growers across the Australian wheat belts for the coming 2018 winter crop.

Results that speak for themselves

Results that speak for themselves

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Advertiser: This technology ensures yield capacity is maximised allowing growers around the country to rest a little easier for the 2018 winter crop.

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INDIGO Agriculture is fast becoming the industry leader in seed inoculant technology after introducing their Indigo Wheat and Indigo Barley to the Australian grain market.

The US-based business recently caught the attention of one of the world’s leading progressive business brands, Fast Company, and was named as a finalist in their 2018 World Changing Ideas Awards Food Category.

In its second year, the World Changing Ideas Awards celebrate businesses, policies, and non-profits that are poised to help shift society to a more sustainable and more equitable future.

Indigo Ag’s Bill Dwyer said the company was thrilled to be included as a finalist in the awards, one of 240 finalists from 1400 entries.

“The inaugural pilot season of Indigo Wheat in North West Victoria last season resulted in a 14 per cent average yield increase verse an untreated crop,” Mr Dwyer said.

Fast gaining momentum, Indigo Ag assists cereal crops overcome periods of environmental stress.

Mr Dwyer believes Indigo’s highly researched, science-based technology was well deserved of such recognition, with a recent Australian trial proving significant to the local industry.

“Seasonal uncertainty is largely out of the grower’s control, so this technology aims to mitigate stress and restore crop yields regardless of potential climatic challenges,” he said.

“Our aim is to harness nature to help growers sustainably feed the planet while improving producers’ own bottom lines.

“Indigo Wheat leverages naturally occurring in-plant microbes that are selected to maximise cereal yields by improving plant tolerance to water stress,” he said.

Results from USA commercial paddocks, under high stress conditions, suggest average yield increases of 15.7 per cent, with highest yield differences typically noted where baseline yields are below four tonnes to the hectare.

The technology ensures yield capacity is maximised, despite the season.

The technology ensures yield capacity is maximised, despite the season.

“This innovation is perfectly suited to Australian conditions – a real game changer for our more marginal regions, and with no yield drag trend in higher-yielding locations, a useful hedge against our increasingly harsh growing conditions.”

Mr Dwyer said Indigo had adopted an innovative business model in which the value of technology is determined by the productivity gain realised by the farmer.

“Basically, if a grower does not experience a satisfactory yield increase, the product fee is reduced or ultimately waived,” he said.

With much to gain, and little risk, Indigo Ag is currently partnering with wheat and barley growers across the Australian wheat belts for the coming 2018 winter crop.

“There’s been a huge amount of interest from growers and we’re excited for the first of our inoculated seed to go into the ground in the coming months,” Mr Dwyer said.

“We know this technology will ensure growers around the country can rest a little easier knowing their yield capacity is maximised, despite the season.

“The results speak for themselves.”

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