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AgBiome, Inc.

  • Kelly Smith, AgBiome

Modern crop protection practices employ high-quality agronomics, chemistries, and germplasm to control damage due to pests and diseases. Despite these efforts, growers continue to experience crop yield losses of approximately 30% per year, and are faced with the rapid development of resistant pests and diseases after the introduction of each new tool. At AgBiome, we discover solutions to combat these problems based on a large and expanding core collection of fully-sequenced microbes from the plant-soil microbiome. Using our innovative platform, both the microbes and their sequences are employed in the discovery of new traits and biological products for disease and pest control in crops. Our innovative approach to collecting and managing novel microbes and genes will allow AgBiome to sustainably manage the development of resistance by pests and diseases, and provide a continuing supply of new tools for growers to reduce crop damage and enhance yields.

  • Date:Wednesday, July 10
  • Time:10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Location:318
  • Session Type:Company and Technical Presentation
  • BIO Track:Sustainability and the Future of Food
Kelly Smith