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BioConsortia and Mosaic expand collaboration

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BioConsortia, Inc. and The Mosaic Company have entered into a new agreement to distribute BioConsortia’s new microbial biostimulant in Asia.

The new biostimulant BEC69 is branded as ZAFFRE in North America and is expected to provide growers with significant value by optimizing root conditions to help the plant use available nutrients in the soil. It is based on naturally occurring, beneficial bacteria that colonize the roots of plants, stimulate growth and increase crop yields.

ZAFFRE has demonstrated a high level of consistency in field trials in the United States on a wide range of crops, both as a drench and as a seed treatment. The company claims that key fruit and vegetable crops such as tomatoes and beans have repeatedly demonstrated yield increases averaging 15 percent over multiple seasons of study. The biostimulant has also repeatedly shown positive impacts on germination of high value vegetable seeds in both stressed and optimal conditions. ZAFFRE can be used alongside BioConsortia’s nitrogen fixing microbial products.

This is the third agreement between BioConsortia and Mosaic, and expands on recent announcements that Mosaic will develop and commercialize BioConsortia’s nitrogen fixing microbial products for row crops in the Americas and for all crops in major Asian countries.

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