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                                              “Expanding our database is a significant  functions and health of agricultural soils.
                                            transformation for the agricultural commu-  With this knowledge, new strategies can
                                            nity to understand and improve soil health.  be developed to restore and maintain soil
                                            By providing the industry with access to  health, benefiting farmers and the environ-
                                            intelligence about the soil microbiome, we  ment. Researchers interested in soil health
          BeCrop® technology, which leads the larg-  are empowering them to make new dis-  and biology are encouraged to reach out to
        est global taxonomic database, has expanded   coveries and develop innovative solutions  Biome Makers to explore potential collabo-
        further to include 14 million taxonomic ref-  for restoring and maintaining soil health in  rations and discover the full potential of the
        erences of microorganisms. This remarka-  agriculture.” states co-founder and CSO,  BeCrop® technology.
        ble growth, which has doubled in less than   Alberto Acedo, PhD.         “We are thrilled to offer this valuable
        one year, is a result of the vast number of   The BeCrop® technology has significantly  resource to the scientific community and
        samples collected and analyzed worldwide.  expanded the scope and depth of soil intel-  look forward to the exciting new insights
        BeCrop® is unrivaled in its field, thanks to its  ligence available to the industry exploring  and breakthroughs that will come from this
        extensive global collection and analysis of  soil health and biology. With the ability to  expansion.” emphasizes co-founder and CSO,
        samples from over 170 different types of  identify a diverse range of microbial popu-  Alberto Acedo, PhD.
        crops from around the world, far surpassing  lations in soil samples, the database serves   As an independent, neutral provider, Biome
        the capabilities of other companies in DNA  as a valuable resource for understanding the   Makers do not share its customers’ collected
        sequencing and biological soil analysis.  dynamics of the soil microbiome and its role   data with entities outside of Biome Makers
                                            as a bioindicator.  BeCrop® examines and
          Biome Makers is leading innovation in soil                            and remains a trusted partner to its clients
        microbe discovery with BeCrop® technolo-  tracks which microorganisms are found in soil   and collaborators. The analyses are backed by
        gy, the standard soil biology analysis.  The   samples and what functions they provide.   science and not influenced by outside con-
        agriculture industry can now make more   Understanding soil biology is crucial to ensure   trol or another company’s authority. Biome
        informed agronomic decisions using soil   that soil is functional and healthy, and food   Makers leverages BeCrop to learn about the
        intelligence. Ag  input manufacturers also   is abundant and accessible to communities.  nuances of biological soil status and healthy
        stand to benefit from this technology, as   By partnering with researchers in the field,  soils worldwide.
        they can develop more effective products  Biome Makers can further expand microbe
        tailored to specific soil types.    discovery and gain new insights into the

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          Corteva Agriscience announced a col-                                  data together to enable better decision
        laboration with NEVONEX, powered by                                     making for on-farm application.”
        Bosch, to explore precision application of                               NEVONEX, powered by Bosch, offers an
        crop protection products using on-farm                                  end-to-end infrastructure and managed
        data, advanced analytics, and spray equip-  we connect data and digital systems with   framework with interface access to a wide
        ment. The collaboration intends to create  equipment on the farm. By coupling intelli-  range of agricultural machinery. Through
        value for farmers by enabling data-driven  gent equipment with real-time, farm-spe-  smart digital agriculture, farmers benefit
        crop protection applications with standard  cific data analytics, we can provide detailed   from higher yield potential, optimized op-
        machine spray technology.           crop protection prescriptions customized   erating processes, and right-sized use of
          “Corteva Agriscience is excited to include   for an operation in order to optimize every   crop protection, seed and fertilizer prod-
        NEVONEX among our growing list of in-  dollar invested while sustainably meeting   ucts while protecting and preserving en-
        dustry collaborations aimed at leveraging   yield and productivity goals.”  vironmental resources.
        digital capabilities to deliver new value to   “Our collaboration with Corteva reflects   This exploratory work within R&D re-
        farmers through our crop protection prod-  our goals of making a difference through   flects Corteva’s commitment to sustaina-
        ucts,” said Dr. Brian Lutz, Vice President  digitalization, while putting the farmer at   ble innovation and the continued effort to
        of Digital Solutions at Corteva Agriscience.  the center,” said Dr. Micha Muenzenmay,   integrate digital capabilities into the com-
        “Through our Research and Development  Chief Technology Officer at NEVONEX.   pany’s crop protection and seed product
        (R&D) efforts at Corteva, we are creating  “Through our open, technology-neutral   portfolios.
        new value for our customers based on how  Digital Services platform, we put the right
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