NewLeaf Symbiotics: A Plant Microbiome Company

NewLeaf Symbiotics is an agriculture technology company that discovers, develops, produces and commercializes a new class of safe, sustainable and effective ag biologicals. Our products improve crop health, increase yield and are paving the way towards solving the billion dollar corn rootworm problem.

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Our Focus on a Single Microbiome

Our products are based exclusively on a new class of Ag Biologicals called PPFMs or “M-trophs” (Pink Pigmented Facultative Methylotrophs) — one of the most abundant types of beneficial native microbes in the world. PPFM technology complements other agriculture technologies and practices and maximizes performance in many areas.

The NewLeaf proprietary Prescriptive Biologics™ Knowledgebase identifies PPFMs that are especially important for enhancing nutrient uptake to strengthen plants, increase root mass, and improve plant growth for higher yield and better crop quality.

Our Products

NewLeaf Symbiotics commercially offers microbial inoculant (also known as biostimulants) products for corn and soybeans and is currently seeking EPA registration for a biopesticide pipeline product for corn rootworm mitigation. Additional pipeline efforts include microbial inoculant targets in high specialty vegetables, like tomatoes and leafy greens, in addition to cannabis.

Current Commercially Available Microbial Inoculant Product Offerings

Terrasym 450 for Corn
Terrasym 401 for Soybean
Terrasym 409 for Soybean

Watch our video with Brownfield Ag News to understand how M-troph technology works.

[NewLeaf’s product] biologicals helped us have faster emergence, better growth, earlier growth, and got our rows shaded better and quicker.”
– Steve Johnson; Ames, IA

Diverse and Experienced Leadership

Our company is led by an experienced team of sustainable agriculture professionals based in BRDG Park at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in St. Louis, MO. 33% of our team members have a Ph.D.

Unmatched Depth

Most biological companies on the market today take a broad look at microbes in the plant biome. At NewLeaf we focus all of our research and development on PPFMs or “M-trophs.” After sequencing thousands of PPFM strains, and following years of broad field trials, we know first-hand how PPFMs provide benefit to a wide range of crops. NewLeaf has the largest genome sequenced collection of PPFMs in the world.

Proven Results

From 2016 to 2019, growers across the country have seen PPFMs improve nutrient uptake in their crops leading to a 2.0 Bu/A average increase in yield and a 75% win-rate for soybeans and a 4.5 Bu/A average increase in yield and an 80% win-rate for corn.