Pivot Bio Presents Abstracts on Breakthrough Technology at Research Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainable agriculture company Pivot Bio presented abstracts on its breakthrough crop nutrition technologies at the 2023 International Annual Meeting of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), the Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). The company’s researchers and independent scientists shared their findings across 14 abstracts, highlighting the latest pre-publication research verifying the mode of action and performance of Pivot Bio’s microbial nitrogen.

The research presented focused on Pivot Bio’s PROVEN ®40, a breakthrough product offering a microbial source of nitrogen specifically designed for corn crops. The week-long event served as a platform for sharing research studies demonstrating the efficacy of Pivot Bio’s PROVEN ® 40 in enhancing nitrogen fixation in plants during critical growth phases, maintaining yield, and reducing environmental impacts – crucial metrics in today’s agricultural landscape.

Key insights presented included research on the mechanism of action behind PROVEN® 40, revealing how two generations of synthetic biology improvements in diazotrophic N-fixation inoculants can potentially decrease reliance on synthetic N fertilizers in corn; analyses of hundreds of plant samples indicating enhanced plant nitrogen status even when synthetic N was reduced by up to 40 pounds per acre; yield stability and environmental impact reduction.

During the conference, Pivot Bio hosted over 25 researchers, graduate students, and collaborators from various universities and institutions at its state-of-the-art Product Success Center in St. Louis. Attendees engaged in in-depth discussions about the latest findings and best practices for working with PROVEN® 40, focusing on the application of microbial nitrogen and its integration into current agricultural systems.

Agronomy, Corn, Crop Science, Nutrient Management, Soil, Sustainability