About Us

BioConsortia, Inc. is developing highly effective microbial consortia for increasing agricultural yields. Soil and plant associated microbes interact with and supplement the functions encoded by the crop genome. Opportunities abound to exploit these plant-microbe interactions but overwhelming complexity and the huge amount of genetic diversity has hindered the realization of these by conventional R&D methods. BioConsortia has developed a revolutionary Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process for crop trait enhancement that uses iterative rounds of plant phenotyping and selection to co-select for beneficial changes in the microbiome. Isolates are obtained from the microbiome of plants expressing the desired traits and are developed as consortia for application as commercial seed treatment, drench or granule products. We have a pipeline of products for increased fertilizer utilization, growth improvement and other beneficial crop traits, such as abiotic tolerance and enhanced metabolite expression.