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Syngenta and Intrinsyx Bio partner to introduce endophyte solutions

The collaboration aims to improve crop yields and soil health with advanced endophyte formulations available as seed treatments.

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Syngenta Biologicals, a leading innovator in agricultural biological solutions, has announced a collaboration with Intrinsyx Bio, a Silicon Valley biotech company focused on sustainable agriculture. This partnership aims to introduce a novel biological solution to global agricultural markets, enhancing farmers' access to advanced endophyte formulations.

Endophytes are microorganisms that reside within plants, aiding in the direct fixation of atmospheric nitrogen into the plant. This process increases the availability and uptake of essential nutrients like phosphorus and micronutrients, crucial for plant health. The new formulations will be available as seed treatments and foliar applications for key agricultural crops, reducing the reliance on synthetic fertilizers and lowering the environmental impact of farming.

“This collaboration reflects Syngenta’s commitment to transforming the future of agriculture, with innovations that improve the sustainability of farming,” said Jonathan Brown, Global Head of Syngenta Biologicals and Seedcare. “We’re particularly excited to offer a broad range of formulations that will help farmers take the care of young plants to the next level while protecting the health of their soil.”

Greg Thompson, CEO of Intrinsyx Bio, emphasized the benefits of the partnership: “This agreement represents another opportunity to expand the reach of our ‘biology that works.’ Partnering with Syngenta allows farmers around the world to benefit from endophytes' proven mode of action and extensive field testing that improves nutrient use efficiency and increases crop yields.”

Syngenta has been significantly investing in enhancing its portfolio of biological solutions for plant and seed health. Since acquiring Valagro in 2020, the company has continued to expand its research and development efforts, furthering its commitment to achieving higher agricultural yields with a lower environmental footprint, a key component of Syngenta Group’s Sustainability Priorities.

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