Soil Biology Testing
More data can surely be helpful when making agronomic decisions on the farm. But that only applies if the data is actionable and timely enough to utilize. That’s what the Nature Conservancy’s Renée Vassilos says is exciting about Pattern Ag, a soil microbiome analysis company that they invested in.
Vassilos… “Often we see that you're getting information after you've already made your purchasing decisions. And then there's the chance that despite the information that you're getting, that you'll just go ahead and take action on what you had already purchased and made plans around. By actually providing information in a timely manner to influence before purchasing decisions are made, we thought that was incredibly compelling.”
Vassilos says Pattern Ag provides information in the fall that can be used for pest and disease management the following growing season.
Vassilos… “Part of their product development roadmap is to be able to build the platform to test the efficacy of biologicals more generally. We believe there's some promise there and could be some great solutions, but where we thought it made sense for us to engage is in a platform that can test efficacy more broadly. That was just an incredibly compelling opportunity to advance that space and not be in a position of attempting to pick winners, which is very challenging.”
Learn more about Pattern Ag at www.pattern.ag.