News and Success Stories

Published 23 July 2023

Next-gen nitrogen

There are 91 million acres of corn grown in the United States, the vast majority of which is treated with synthetic nitrogen. In New Zealand, we’re very familiar with excess nitrogen use polluting waterways, and it being responsible for a chunk of farm emissions.

Pivot Bio is offering a new option with their microbe-based nitrogen-fixing product N-OVATAR, which they recently piloted to overwhelming enthusiasm from farmers. 

A significant amount of research is currently going into reducing the use of synthetic fertiliser through multiple pathways, due in part to high farmer demand.

As farmers look to reduce their impact on the environment, what other opportunities could we see come through for agritech companies?