By making advancements in agriculture science, Indigo Agriculture could improve farmland soil quality and enhance carbon sequestration as a result. Indigo Agriculture’s patented microscopic organism treatment is used to coat seeds so that they grow into plants which are resilient to adverse abiotic conditions and weather. These plants are also more resistant to pathogens and more efficient at taking in water and nutrients.
What Benefits Do Indigo’s Seed Treatments Provide?
Indigo Agriculture’s microbe treatments are inoculants that offer some impressive benefits across plant species. Indigo farming microbe seed inoculants – known as, Biotrinsic – improves corn response to heat stress and drought. In wheat, inoculants provide disease control of Fusarium and Rhizoctonia – fungi that disturb plant growth potentials. In soybeans, one of the most planted crops in the United States, Indigo Agriculture’s inoculants aid in plant nodulation and enzymatic production. In all cases, these microbial treatments make plants more resistant to adverse conditions that could undermine health and growth. Indigo Agriculture’s microbe inoculants are naturally derived and non-GMO. Indigo extracts microorganisms from plants that have survived “extreme stress”, versus plants that have not. Microbes from resilient plants are then used imbue seedlings with similar advantages.
Indigo Farming Implications For Climate Change
Once plants capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, they are able to move that carbon into their roots, then into microorganisms in surrounding soils. This carbon is transferred ever deeper into the soil, biosphere and eventually the necrosphere where it will remain stored for millennia.
Global agriculture practices are an opportunity to remove greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. Implementing large scale agriculture operations that can make an appreciable difference in global greenhouse gas levels will require aggressive efforts by farmers and other agriculturalists. Indigo farming techniques in conjunction with other regenerative ecosystem practices could enhance global greenhouse gas absorption. By improving the survival rates for plants, Indigo Agriculture undoubtedly improves the rate at which crops and soils take in greenhouse gases.
The way that humanity interacts with natural environments is defined by how well we use Earth’s water and land. If we can make more efficient use of nature’s contributions, then perhaps we can abate our environmental crisis. In part, this means taking climate change into consideration when using natural resources for our own benefit. So called, ‘climate smart practices’ are a wide range of methodologies and technologies that enhance plant and ecosystem survival. In managed ecosystems, Indigo farming represents an opportunity to improve plant and soil health through natural means.