Press release

With Microbiome Technology, Expanded Market Access, and Season-Long Support, Growers Earn up to an Additional $59 Per Acre with 2020 Indigo Certified Wheat™

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Indigo Agriculture, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help
farmers sustainably feed the planet, announces its 2020 Winter Wheat
offer. Available for the 2020 crop season, the offer is designed to
increase overall profitability for U.S. wheat growers.

Growers can select a complete solution of microbiome technology, digital
agronomy, grain quality testing, Indigo Marketplace and Indigo
Transport. The 2020 Indigo Certified Wheat offer enables farmers with 50
bushel per acre average production history to earn up to an additional
$59/acre through Indigo’s solutions. Solutions can be configured to each
grower’s specific needs.

Indigo’s microbiome technology has been shown to improve crop resiliency
in the face of environmental stress, such as drought. Derived from
nature and optimized through machine learning, the company’s microbiome
coatings also reduce the need for added inputs. Last year, Indigo
Certified Wheat demonstrated a median yield gain of 12.7% across
approximately 40,000 commercial acres when compared to neighboring
fields. The quality of those harvests improved as well, with a protein
increase of 1.1% over county averages. New to this year’s offer is the
opportunity for U.S. wheat growers to apply Indigo’s microbiome
technology to any seed variety of their choosing. The company will work
with seed providers for local distribution.

Lee Jost, a wheat grower out of Texas, grew Indigo Wheat last season. As
for his experience with Indigo, he said, “I would say try Indigo. I was
skeptical but decided to try it. In a bad growing season, Indigo Wheat
stood out and looked good — more prolific, greener, vigorous. I planted
non-Indigo wheat just a half a mile away and it didn’t do anything.”

Beyond yield uplifts generated from microbiome technology, Indigo’s
approach includes data-driven agronomics, and the option to sell grain
through Indigo Marketplace, an ecommerce platform that has logged over
$30B in demand from buyers to date. Growers signed up for the 2020
Indigo Certified Wheat offer stand to earn up to $22 per acre when
selling through Indigo Marketplace, which is within the $59 per acre
earning potential.

“Indigo is working to improve grower profitability by decreasing input
costs, increasing yields and enabling the farmer to earn more for their
crop,” said David Perry, Indigo CEO. “This 2020 Winter Wheat offer
provides the farmer with flexibility to pursue any mix of these

For more information on this offer, click here.

About Indigo

Indigo improves grower profitability, environmental sustainability, and
consumer health through the use of natural microbiology and digital
technologies. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes and agronomic
insights, Indigo works with growers to sustainably produce high quality
harvests. The company then connects growers and buyers directly to bring
these harvests to market. Working across the supply chain, Indigo is
furthering its mission of harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably
feed the planet. In 2019, Indigo was ranked #1 on CNBC’s Disruptor 50
list and #35 on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. The
company is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in
Memphis, TN; Research Triangle Park, NC; Sydney, Australia; Buenos
Aires, Argentina; and São Paulo, Brazil.


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