Indigo receives first organic certification for microbial seed treatment 22nd March 2018
Indigo Ag, Inc. has received organic certification for the company’s microbial seed treatment in corn. This certification was awarded by the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), a non-profit organization that provides an independent review of products intended for use in certified organic production and processing. OMRI’s review confirmed that Indigo’s microbial product is compliant with the standards of the USDA’s National Organic Program.
Indigo microbial seed treatments, which improve crop health and productivity in the face of environmental stress, leverage naturally-occurring microbes. Given that Indigo microbes are sourced from the environment, and returned to it without any genetic modification, Indigo was able to obtain OMRI certification without obstacle. This is the first microbial treatment in the Indigo portfolio to receive such certification. The company intends to certify microbial treatments across crops, such that growers have the option to produce certified organic corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, and rice in partnership with Indigo.