US Mosaic and BioConsortia expand collaboration to microbial biostimulant

Mark Milam


HOUSTON (ICIS)–US fertilizer producer Mosaic and BioConsortia have entered into a new agreement to distribute BioConsortia’s new microbial biostimulant in Asia.

The new biostimulant is branded as ZAFFRE and is expected to provide growers with significant value by optimising root conditions to help the plant use available soil nutrients.

The companies said it is based on naturally occurring, beneficial bacteria that colonise the roots of plants, stimulate growth and increase crop yields.

It has demonstrated a high level of consistency in US field trials on a wide range of crops, both as a drench and as a seed treatment.

Fruit and vegetable crops such as tomatoes and beans have repeatedly demonstrated yield increases averaging 15% over multiple seasons of study.

The biostimulant has also repeatedly shown positive impacts on germination of high value vegetable seeds in both stressed and optimal conditions.

“Effective biostimulants are a powerful tool in our strategy to provide growers with plant nutrient products that help them increase their yields and profits, while caring for their soils and the environment,” said Kim Nicholson, Mosaic vice president of AgTech and Innovation, Strategy and Growth.

This is the latest product developed through BioConsortia’s pioneering platform that identifies and optimises microbes that are exceptional partners to plants and is the third agreement between BioConsortia and Mosaic.

“Mosaic has proven to be a strong partner and is growing and innovating in the areas of plant nutrition and soil health. We are proud that Mosaic will be introducing this product to their customers in Asia, as ZAFFRE has already demonstrated high consistency and potency in the USA,” said Marcus Meadows-Smith, BioConsortia CEO.


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