Alleviating Impacts of Drought Stress in Crop Production

This Trent University team worked with Ontario’s own NutriAg Ltd. to successfully design, apply, and bring to market their biofertilizer composed of a carefully selected beneficial bacteria that can be used on multiple crops and has shown significant increases in yields, potentially creating economic advantages for Ontario. Further, the team has noted that the bacteria may be a valuable tool to combat drought stress. Currently, NutriAg has registered one product based on this technology and the company is completing large-scale testing for commercialization, while researchers at Trent continue to use genomics approaches to understand the bacteria’s mode of action.