Sustainable innovation for plant health and crop yield.

Symbiotic bacteria called Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs (PPFMs) create mutually beneficial relationships with all plants. NewLeaf Symbiotics is researching and developing easy-to-apply products that can deliver high concentrations of these and other naturally occurring beneficial bacteria. Find out how NewLeaf Symbiotics is shaping the future of agriculture and creating products that boost crop yield.

For years, conventional wisdom held that PPFMs contaminated plants. It turns out conventional wisdom was wrong. In 1995 biologist/professor Mark Holland discovered that PPFMs actually produce a host of unexpected and important benefits for plants, and utilize plant waste products as a source of energy. His surprising and enlightening findings led to several patents and to the creation of NewLeaf Symbiotics.

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PPFM bacteria are found in abundance on all plants. They consume methanol, a waste product of plant metabolism. In return, PPFMs secrete key plant nutrients that are important for plant growth. This relationship is essential for the plant to thrive.

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PPFMs have a beneficial impact on corn, soybeans, rice, vegetables, and many other crops. Plants whose seeds are treated with supplemental PPFMs are healthier and show better early growth and more robust root architecture. PPFMs are an all-natural agricultural solution, and studies show that plants treated with PPFMs produce significantly higher yields.

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