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Heliae® Agriculture and Rizobacter Collaborate

Cindy Zimmerman

Heliae® Agriculture has announced a new strategic collaboration with Rizobacter, a subsidiary of Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp., a global leader in sustainable solutions for agriculture, to deliver unique soil and crop nutrition technologies for farmers.

Through this collaboration, Heliae® Agriculture will integrate Rizobacter’s world class biological solutions into their comprehensive product and technology offerings, starting in January 2021. Adoption of inoculants and other biological solutions is growing, driven by increased farmer awareness and demand for more environmentally sustainable agricultural practices to increase yields and profits.

Eric Lichtenheld, President and CEO of Heliae stated, “Creating this strategic collaboration between our PhycoTerra® microalgae products and Rizobacter’s biological products enables growers nationwide to focus on building soil structure and root performance that drives higher yields and healthier fields.”

“Rizobacter has a strong focus in biologicals and sustainable crop solutions,” said Ricardo Yapur, CEO of Rizobacter. “This new collaboration enriches our offering of an integrated natural nutrition program provided by selected microorganisms, providing a variety of plant and soil health solutions for growers.”

Heliae® Agriculture is focused on developing microalgae products and bringing them to the market. The groundbreaking development of PhycoTerra® provides a balanced food for the soil microbiome to improve plant vigor and crop performance, even under stressed conditions.

Norm Davy, Chief Revenue Officer at Heliae® Agriculture, says the collaboration between Rizobacter and Heliae® Agriculture will provide farmers throughout the United States and Eastern Canada with new solutions that will add value to their farming operations. “Rizobacter’s understanding of local growers’ needs and their exceptional research and development talent makes them an excellent supplier partner that will allow us to bring incremental biological solutions like the PhycoTerra® and Rizoliq TOP® HC to more farmers.”

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