“If you treat your soil well, it will treat your plants well” – Unknown
Hello! We at Groundwork BioAg are excited to welcome you to Groundwork Connect – our inaugural blog. In 2014, Groundwork BioAg’s three co-founders shared a vision of leveraging the known potential of mycorrhizae and taking it from high value niche markets into mainstream agriculture (corn, soybean, wheat, rice, etc.). To achieve their mission, Groundwork BioAg’s team of scientists succeeded in solving the challenges associated with high volume production of highly effective mycorrhiza inoculants.
Today, Groundwork BioAg’s products are boosting yields and enriching soil across five continents, on over one million acres, and our global impact is rapidly expanding. We have been constantly inspired by the ways that mycorrhizae weave connections in the soil to bring mutual benefits to all members of the underground web. Here on the digital web, we aim to do the same.
The soil under our feet is replete with complex science and stories, begging to be shared. Through this blog, we’ll explore the science of mycorrhizae, and their effect on crop yields, plant resilience and soil health. We’ll highlight their evolution over the past 400 million years, from when they facilitated the earliest plant ancestors’ migration from the oceans to land. We will dig into the challenges facing our globe’s soils today that directly impact the food our customers grow and show how restoring microbial balance with mycorrhizae offers significant phosphorus savings for growers. As the “queen of biologicals,” mycorrhizae are uniquely able to underpin a healthy bio-platform that supports stress-resistant plants with enhanced capacity for nutrient uptake.
Mycorrhizae are also the cornerstone of regenerative agriculture and a key player in the return of excess atmospheric carbon to soil. Groundwork BioAg is pioneering the use of the regenerative-inspired approach with products aimed at commercial agriculture. We look forward to sharing in-field experiences from our customers around the world who are producing abundant crops while investing in soil health.
We welcome your comments, feedback, and questions. Thank you for sharing this space with us!
Groundwork BioAg, a global bio-agriculture company, leverages the natural power of mycorrhizal fungi to improve the productivity, sustainability and profitability of commercial agriculture and expand regenerative agriculture practices. Groundwork BioAg is the first to use innovative techniques to solve challenges inherent in high-volume mycorrhizal production. We will not rest until every hectare of arable land is regenerated with mycorrhizae and every farmer benefits from higher crop yields, while restoring and preserving our soils.