About Us

Unlocking the future of agriculture in unexpected places.

For years scientists knew M-trophs co-existed with all plants, yet their function was unclear.

The discovery.

Decades ago, scientists discovered that some of the most abundant microbes in nature — M-trophs — are also among the most beneficial. M-trophs deliver a range of important benefits for plants, even using by-products of the plant’s own metabolism as a source of energy.


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This discovery — and our passion for improving agriculture — led to the creation of NewLeaf Symbiotics.

We are currently developing products based on M-trophs for:


How we work.

We discover and learn how M-trophs naturally colonize and live with plants. We use our proprietary platform, called the Prescriptive Biologics™ Knowledgebase to identify M-trophs that are especially important for strengthening plants, increasing root mass, improving plant growth and enhancing nutrient uptake for higher yield and better crop quality.

Singular focus

While others are taking a broad look at microbes in the plant biome, we’re conducting all of our research and development on M-trophs.

Unmatched depth

After sequencing thousands of M-troph strains, and following years of broad field trials, we know first-hand how M-trophs provide benefit to a wide range of crops.

Collaborative approach

We’re working closely with our customers to develop both broad and specialized applications of M-trophs that match strains to crops, implementing the best formulation and application methods, and even combining multiple M-troph strains in our products.

Terrasym is our M-troph-based bio-complement technology. Terrasym infuses plants with M-trophs that improve nutrient uptake, making crops stronger, more stable, and more tolerant of stress up until the day they’re harvested.

Terrasym™ technology is a new class of ag biologicals. At NewLeaf we’re well on our way to making agriculture better by working together to provide real, sustainable solutions that meet the needs of a growing population.