Novozymes and Monsanto have established the BioAg Alliance to jointly discover, develop and sell microbial solutions that can increase crop yields with less input.
To this partnership, Novozymes brings an established product portfolio and strengths within microbial discovery, application development and fermentation, while Monsanto brings highly-developed seeds and traits discovery, field-testing and an extensive commercial network.
The resulting Alliance is a comprehensive research, development and commercial collaboration that benefits agriculture, consumers, the environment and society at large.
The Alliance is currently researching the next generation of microbial solutions to enhance its current product portfolio. This portfolio includes JumpStart® and QuickRoots® - inoculants that help plants take up nutrients – and the biocontrol product Actinovate®, which protects plants against pests, disease and weeds.