Indigo, Mahyco Bring Microbial Technology to South Asian Farmers

Boston-based Indigo Ag, Inc, a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet, and Mahyco Grow, an agri innovation provider in India, have launched a joint venture to provide growers across South Asia access to cutting-edge seed treatments, according to an article on

The venture, proposed to be called Grow Indigo, marks Indigo’s first expansion into smallholder markets, where average farm sizes are typically one to three acres.


The joint venture leverages Indigo’s industry-leading microbial portfolio and Mahyco Grow’s robust developmental platform, strong grower relationships, and the well-established path to market. Indigo technology draws on naturally occurring microorganisms to improve crop health and productivity in the face of a range of environmental stresses, including drought and heat stress.

This is set to provide treatments for a wide range of crops including wheat, cotton, corn, soybeans, and rice. Indigo Cotton, the first crop launched in India, was planted this past monsoon season.