24th North American Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference

Karsten Temme May 23, 2018


I am thrilled to be in Manitoba for the 24th North American Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation Conference! This event, previously known as the North American Rhizobium Conference, was last held in Winnipeg over 35 years ago.


To learn more about this conference, click here.


I was graciously invited to keynote the Agronomy and Agriculture of Nitrogen Fixation track and share insights from our Intent to Pivot program. Partnered with phenomenal growers, we are beta testing our first product across the Corn Belt. These trials evaluate the economic and environmental benefits of nitrogen-fixing microbes to maximize crop predictability and productivity.

Historically, farmers have relied on synthetic nitrogen produced via an energy-intensive process that is saddled with negative impacts to the environment and health of our soils. During my presentation, I’ll delve into how our scientific team at Pivot Bio uses a novel approach to crop nutrition and optimizes a microbe’s natural ability to produce the right amount of nitrogen when the plant needs it throughout the growing season. This has the potential to transform crop production in rapidly growing regions like China and India, where farmers lack sufficient fertilizer, as well as reduce synthetic nitrogen dependencies in major agriculture producers like the United States, Europe and Latin America.



The first plants emerge at one location in our Intent to Pivot program.


The first plants emerge at one location in our Intent to Pivot program.

For more information, visit pivotbio.com.