Pivot Bio unveiled a field-scale testing program of its nitrogen-producing microbe system with farmers across the Corn Belt. 

Pivot Bio's ON Technology addresses the nutrient absorption issue in corn production by using naturally-occurring microbes to deliver nitrogen in a timely and efficient manner — resulting in more productive and predictable crop yields without nutrient degradation, leaching or runoff into waterways, the company says. 

"Our approach to re-igniting nitrogen production in naturally-occurring plant microbes has been thoroughly tested over five growing seasons," said Karsten Temme, CEO and co-founder of Pivot Bio. "I anticipate the additional key findings collected this growing season will confirm the already encouraging results we've seen, which include increased yields and a decreased need for conventional fertilizer." 

Pivot Bio is working with IN10T (pronounced intent), an agronomic field research company, to launch and manage the beta testing. Through IN10T's FarmerTrials program, Pivot Bio will gather field data and evaluate the overall experience and expected outcomes from farmers using its nitrogen-producing microbes.