Monday, November 2, 2020

Eurofins Agroscience Services [EAS Group] and US based Biome Makers are pleased to announce an alliance to distribute BeCrop; Biome Makers’ unique soil functional analysis technology.  This will provide a new standard of soil biodiversity analysis in Europe for farmers, agronomists and the wider agricultural industry.

BeCrop combines DNA Sequencing and intelligent computing for functional soil analysis offering crop specific data-driven insights on what soil really needs to be healthy, and optimal for any crop. The applications of functional soil analysis are many; from taking action to improve yields or lower disease risk, to testing the effect of agro input products and monitoring farm practices.

In acquiring this first worldwide BeCrop technology license, EAS Group reinforces its existing portfolio of agronomic analytics. Along with Eurofins Agrotesting and Eurofins Genomics, EAS Group will deliver this unique soil functional analysis in Europe, further enhancing the soil microbiome analysis already offered.

This alliance will contribute to a safer and healthier world, helping agro R&D private and public organizations, farmers, agro input manufacturers and ag-retailers in Europe by providing them with technology to enhance the productivity and sustainability of arable soils.

Biome Makers have demonstrated their technological advantage in decoding soil microbial interactions across a broad-spectrum audience; from small farms through to leading agricultural companies, and within any crop. The strategic partnership with Eurofins reflects Biome Makers’ global vision to accelerate the shift to more sustainable agricultural practices by making soil microbiology data readily available and position itself as a data computing leader in the soil agriculture space.

In words of Adrián Ferrero, CEO at Biome Makers, “This license model allows us to scale the commercial network in Europe, making BeCrop biological soil tests accessible to any European farmer. It is also a great opportunity to improve the logistics of soil analytics, Eurofins can definitely apply the standard of quality in the microbiome-DNA sequencing process that is necessary to provide BeCrop reports.” 

With soil degradation affecting around 1/3 of agricultural land, according to FAO(1), this alliance is an example of a collaborative effort to mitigate the effects of climate change and restore soil health functions across traditional agriculture in Europe.

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1) http://www.fao.org/resources/infographics/infographics-details/en/c/285853/

About Eurofins Agroscience Services

With over 30 years of experience in the crop protection industry, Eurofins Agroscience Services offers
outstanding technical knowledge and project management skills. Our service offering is continuously
developed by knowledge transfer initiatives between the Group's various centres of expertise across
the globe.

We are experts in managing global field studies, worker exposure studies, ecotoxicology, analytical
services, physico-chemical property testing, environmental fate laboratory and field studies.

By acquiring a carefully selected range of CRO's, Eurofins Agroscience Services has created a unique
portfolio of expertise that provides analytical, regulatory and field support to plant breeders,
agrochemical, biopesticide, biocide and fine chemical manufacturers. Eurofins Scientific is the world
leader in food and pharmaceutical products testing. It is also number one in the world in the field of
environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics,
discovery pharmacology and central laboratory services.

Eurofins Agroscience Services is part of the Eurofins Scientific network of businesses

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 2.6M of microbes, Biome Makers has built the leading
soiltech platform measuring the biological activity of the soil by decoding soil microbiome communities.