Aurea Agrosciences and Biome Makers seal a commercial partnership.
December 18, 2020
Aurea Agrosciences and Biome Makers have entered into a distribution partnership in France aimed to offer Biome Makers solutions (BeCrop, Gheom) to farms specializing in the fields of viticulture, arboriculture and market gardening, the first brick of a future agroecological soil management offer for these crops.
Aurea Agrosciences laboratory, French leader in agronomic and agri-environmental analysis, has been developing soil biological quality indicators for nearly 10 years relating to the activity, abundance, and diversity of soil organisms, by molecular approach. Ongoing work on the links with the functions and services provided by the soil will make it possible to offer an operational consultancy offer, initially adapted to field crops and mixed farming operations (spring 2022).
The biotechnology start-up Biome Makers, a world leader in soil microbiome analysis by DNA sequencing, has developed an expertise called BeCrop, a set of tools that connect soil biology to decision-making processes in agriculture, based on the functional analysis of soil microorganisms (bacteria and fungi). This expertise is particularly recognized at the international level with 600 clients from 35 countries.
This is an important step forward that will provide Aurea customers with access, from the start of 2021, to this new molecular microbiology technology that provides a detailed picture of the diversity of the soil microbiome. The functions deduced from this diversity (ecological sustainability, biocontrol, carbon, and nutrient cycles) will feed into discussions for the choice of agronomic levers suited to production objectives.
“Biome Makers is delighted to be able to count on Aurea’s support to accelerate the penetration of BeCrop in France. Aurea's expertise and the wealth of its network of partners in France are key assets in making the world of agriculture aware of the benefits that knowledge of the microbiome can bring to crop development. " Comments Raoul Roverato, COO of Biome Makers.
"We are confident in the growth potential of this technology in the viticulture and arboriculture market and in the manufacture of biocontrol products as a first step. Aurea must constantly provide its customers with cutting edge analysis solutions and respond to the challenges posed by the agroecological transition. » Says David Mouton, Deputy CEO of AUREA.
About Biome Makers
Biome Makers Inc. is an agtech startup specialized in advanced ecological computing to enable Global
Sustainable Farming. Based in California, the company is connecting soil biology into decision-making
processes in agriculture to benefit farmers and reverse the degradation of arable soils, encouraging
carbon sequestration in soil. Its functional soil analytics measure the biological quality of the soil and
deliver agronomic insights to optimize farm operations. Providing a comprehensive analysis for
agricultural and industrial management practices. This technology can also be used to assess the
effect of agro-biologicals and different farming practices. With more than 600 clients in 35 countries
and a reference database including more than 4.5M of microbes, Biome Makers has built the leading
soiltech platform measuring the biological activity of the soil by decoding soil microbiome communities.