Improve plant health and boost crop yield — Naturally.

A family of symbiotic bacteria called Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs (PPFMs) might just be a plant's best friend. NewLeaf Symbiotics is researching and developing easy-to-apply products that deliver high concentrations of these naturally occurring beneficial bacteria. Find out why NewLeaf Symbiotics is poised to shape the future of agriculture.

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 "eat" plant waste products. His "eureka" findings led to several patents and to the creation of NewLeaf Symbiotics.

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PPFM bacteria are found in abundance on almost all plants. They live off of methanol, a waste product of plant metabolism. In return, PPFMs secrete key plant nutrients, as well as nitrogen, an important fertilizer. This symbiotic 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 longer roots. PPFMs are an all-natural agricultural solution, and studies show that plants treated with PPFMs produce significantly higher yields.

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