By making advancements in agriculture science, Indigo Agriculture could improve farmland soil quality and enhance carbon sequestration as a result. Indigo Agriculture’s patented microscopic organism treatment is used to coat seeds so that they grow into plants which are resilient to adverse abiotic conditions and weather. These plants are also more resistant to pathogens and more capable at 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 – improves corn response to heat stress and drought. In wheat, inoculants provide disease control of Fusarium and Rhizoctonia – fungi that disturb plant growth potentials. In soybeans, one of the most planted crops in the United States, Indigo Agriculture’s inoculants aid in plant nodulation and enzymatic production.
In all cases, these microbial treatments make plants more resistant to adverse conditions that could undermine health and growth. Indigo Agriculture’s microbe inoculants are naturally derived and non-GMO. Indigo extracts microorganisms from plants that have survived “extreme stress”, versus plants that have not. Microbes from resilient plants are then used to coat seedlings and impart similar advantages to future yields.
Indigo Farming Implications For Climate Change
Once plants capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they are able to move that carbon into their roots, then into microorganisms in surrounding soils. This carbon is transferred ever deeper into the soil, biosphere and eventually the necrosphere where it will remain stored for millennia. Global agriculture practices are an opportunity to remove carbon from the atmosphere and achieve a low-carbon future.
Implementing large scale agriculture operations that can make an appreciable difference in greenhouse gas levels on a global scale will require 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 for plants, Indigo Agriculture undoubtedly improves the rate at which crops and soils absorb greenhouse gases and other nutrients.
The way that humanity interacts with natural environments is defined by how well we use Earth’s water and land. If we can make more efficient use of nature’s contributions, then perhaps we can abate our environmental crisis. So called, ‘climate smart practices’ are a wide range of methodologies and technologies that enhance ecosystem function and support diversity of life.