Indigo Farming Defends Against Abiotic Stress
Indigo Agriculture is a farming company that uses microorganisms improve crop resistance to abiotic stress, thereby increasing crop yields. Environmental pressures – like severe temperatures or lack of water – that are non-biological in nature are abiotic stressors. Indigo Agriculture’s farming style involves treating crops with an array of microorganisms that fortify the plant microbiome. Thus, plant defense against abiotic pressures are enhanced.
Pathogens Weaken Crops Resistance to Abiotic Weather
Indigo Agriculture aims to increase crop yield and quality by strengthening crop resistance to plant pathogens by enhancing plant microbiomes, thereby making plants more resistance to pathogens. Indigo Agriculture believes that pathogen-resistant crops perform better under adverse abiotic conditions.
More resistant and durable crops would increase crop yield, raise profits and decrease waste. More vegetation means more carbon sequestration. With larger amounts of quality crops and soil to absorb carbon, greenhouse gas heating can be limited to some degree. The absorption of carbon and other greenhouse gases will be critical in reducing greenhouse gas emissions in coming decades.
Indigo Agriculture Farming Specializes In Microbe Technology
Indigo Agriculture prides themselves on their high performance for seed microbes. Seeds are expected to tolerate conditions modeled after real-world environments (and adverse weather conditions). Seeds that have been treated with Indigo Agriculture’s beneficial microbes, they grow into resilient plants with robust roots. These plants have measurable survival advantages compared against plants that have not received microbe treatments. The treated plants absorb water and nutrients more efficiently as well. If Indigo farming can increase crop yields, decrease wasted resources and increase farmer profit, then it would qualify as a more sustainable type of farming.