BioEnsure® – Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies

Obstacle Drought, rising salinity, poor water quality, and climate change threaten the sustainability of agriculture.

Innovation Bioensure

Organization Type For-Profit

Country(ies) United States, India

Contact Zachery Gray Email Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies Website

Challenge

Some of the greatest threats facing agricultural sustainability are abiotic stresses including drought, rising salinity, and poor water quality, all of which are exacerbated by climate change. Simultaneously, increasing populations, urbanization, soil degradation, and the reduction of arable farmland are decreasing global agricultural growing capacity.

Solution

Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies’ BioEnsure® is a fungal seed and plant treatment that, when sprayed onto seeds, helps plants to adapt to water-related stress. By applying BioEnsure®, crops can grow in suboptimal conditions and use 50% less water. BioEnsure is the only product on or soon to be on the market that can confer stress tolerance.

Milestones and Achievements

In the first year of its participation in the Securing Water for Food program, BioEnsure® users in India saw a 29% increase in crop yields. Even those farming in difficult growing conditions are seeing an increase in plant resiliency. Currently, BioEnsure® is being applied to 4 food crops—okra, maize, wheat, and millet. Securing Water for Food isn’t the only program that believes in Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies’ innovation. The innovator has leveraged more than $2 million in outside funding in the first year.

Goals

  • Expand funding sources and make connections with potential investors.
  • Support in identifying partners in target countries to set up in-country testing facility and conduct seed tests.

Press Links

Technology Quarterly: The Future of Agriculture
AgFunder Announces Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies Raises $3.4M…
Climate Change Will Stress Plants Out. These Scientists Have a Solution
Crop-Enhancing Microbes Challenge Genetic Engineering
Fungus Protects Rice from Challenges of Climate Change
Want Drought-Resistant Plants? Fungus is Here to Help

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