NewLeaf Symbiotics (NewLeaf) (www.newleafsym.com) and Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC (www.meristemag.com) today announced a new strategic alliance designed to efficiently bring new biologicals to more farmers faster. Under the new relationship, Meristem and NewLeaf will work together to make this yield-enhancing technology reliable, accessible and easy-to-use.
“We are thrilled NewLeaf has selected Meristem’s new, efficient pathway to reach top growers and millions of acres,” says Mitch Eviston, Meristem Founder and CEO. “Better market access will pull even more innovation, such as the natural corn rootworm biocontrol product NewLeaf is planning to release in 2023, pending regulatory approval.”
Eviston points to the fact that NewLeaf has drawn great attention to this need for sustainable solutions and raised investor capital from big global players like Koch Disruptive Technologies, Sabic, and S2G as evidence of their quality as a development partner. “From the start,” he says, “it’s been our intent at Meristem to provide this sort of direct pipeline for cutting-edge products that need a clear and honest shot at proving their worth on more acres. They have the wherewithal to help us build those new solutions.”