BiOWiSH Technologies and SABIC Agri-Nutrients Company announce collaboration results

August 1, 2022

BiOWiSH Technologies, Inc. and SABIC Agri-Nutrients Company have completed a year-long technical evaluation of BiOWiSH Crop Liquid technology coated on SABIC’s urea in nine countries across five continents and nine different crop types.

BiOWiSH Crop Liquid is a blend of proprietary microbial cultures that can be coated onto dry fertilizer or mixed with liquid fertilizers to create an enhanced efficiency fertilizer specifically designed to optimize yield potential and improve soil productivity.

Featuring the company’s proprietary HoloGene 3 technology, BiOWiSH Crop Liquid creates a high-performance partnership between the plant and BiOWiSH microorganisms. The new alliance has a combined genetic profile (the hologenome) that enhances native microbial activity in the soil, promotes soil quality, and supports the plant’s natural ability to resist environmental stress. This optimizes crop yield potential by increasing nutrient availability and improving soil productivity and plant vigour.

According to Munif Al-Munif, general manager, Agri-Nutrients Technology at SABIC AN, the company’s uniform, high-crushing strength urea combined with the technology of BiOWiSH Crop Liquid delivers extended stability and consistent performance at a price per acre farmers can afford. “In an industry challenged with high regulatory pressures and global food demand, we are excited to offer a sustainable product that safely increases crop production and generates higher profits for growers,” he noted.

The market launch of SABIC AN Enhanced Urea will initially be fulfilled through SABIC AN partners in select target countries while the teams work together to expand in other regions around the world. The launch follows extensive successful testing of the product across multiple international markets, including the United States.

The Bio-Enhanced Urea, powered by BiOWiSH, will be available at the same price as standard urea through the Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (ADM) and American Plant Food (APF) for a limited time in select areas. In addition, SABIC AN and BiOWiSH have constructed a joint development platform designed to advance further customizations across a range of SABIC AN’s high-efficiency fertilizers. This partnership is the foundation for future products and other agronomic innovations.

The companies add that SABIC AN Bio-Enhanced Urea will be available to farmers in additional locations in the future.

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