Waters Agricultural Laboratories Inc announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Biome Makers Inc. to market the Biome Makers´ soil biology test BeCrop®. The agreement includes a license to operate a wet lab analytical platform to process soil microbiome samples in Waters Ag Lab´s facilities under BeCrop®, the Operational Standard for biological analysis.
Since 1976, Waters Agricultural Laboratories Inc has offered superior agronomic services, combining the latest technology and software with the best equipment, personnel, and experience to deliver real, measurable results for today’s growers. The announced agreement allows Waters Ag Labs to expand the scope of existing services and to support the growing number of farmers demanding biological analytics to make sound agronomic decisions on the management practices and solutions to improve yield, soil health, and farming sustainability.
This is the first licensing agreement that Biome Makers has signed in the United States after success in Europe and Central America. This strategy is a clear signal of the global ambition of the Silicon Valley startup in achieving the best possible turnaround time and accessibility to the BeCrop® biological tests worldwide. “The partnership with Waters Ag Labs is an excellent opportunity to bring BeCrop® soil biological tests closer to Eastern United States farmers. They are an innovative partner with excellent customer service,” said Adrian Ferrero, CEO of Biome Makers Inc.
The agreement comes at an exciting moment for the Californian Startup, especially after the successful demonstration of the first artificial intelligence-based system that combines soil microbiome and environmental data to determine the most suitable product application to optimize yield and soil health.
Waters Ag Labs will continue working to mitigate climate change by realigning traditional farming practices with today’s technological breakthroughs.