<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://dc.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=658385&amp;fmt=gif">
Please enable javascript to get the best possible viewing experience for this site

Tracy Willits

Pivot Bio’s PROVEN Microbes Can Reduce Negative Impacts of Fertilizer Overuse and Leaching

In a six-year trial, spanning 13 states, 45 different soil types, and 11,000 acres, farms using PROVEN produced on average 7.7 bushels of corn more per acre than those using traditional synthetic fertilizer.

Midwest Corn Farmers Put New Fertilizer Alternative To The Test

The San Francisco-based startup has now completed over 11,000 field trials of its microbes with Midwest farmers, bringing the company one step closer to commercialization.

8 Ag Tech Start-ups Worth Watching in 2019

As you look across the ag tech landscape, the number of companies vying for farmers’ attention seems to continuously be on the rise. It’s also creating fatigue.

From Akero to Zymergen, 20 Bay Area biotech companies to watch around JPM19

The 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, along with the Biotech Showcase, Startup Health Festival and other conferences in San Francisco this week, feature big names, such as Amgen Inc., Gilead Sciences Inc.,

Energy Technologies to Be on the Lookout For

The need for alternate energy and major climate change initiatives has never been more vital, now that the world’s carbon emissions have reached an all-time high.

44 Enterprise Startups to Bet Your Career on in 2019

Here’s our annual list of promising enterprise startups who did so well in 2018, they are poised for future success in 2019 and beyond.

Recession, Blockchain, Drones and Other Tech Predictions for 2019

Technology is evolving at an exponential pace and undoubtedly a year from now the landscape will look different than it does today. Here’s what tech insiders see coming around the bend.

From Alnylam to Zayner: Xconomy’s Top Innovation Stories of 2018

As the year winds down, we’re reflecting on the big innovation trends and developments that will carry over to next year.

6 Glimmers of Climate Optimism for the End of a Dark Year

It was a year of frightening reports on the future of our planet. But sustainability experts are still feeling optimistic about some of the strides we’ve made this year.

Bayer and Pivot Bio Collaborate on Soybean Inoculant

Earlier this week Pivot Bio and Monsanto Company, a member of the Bayer group, announced a collaboration they entered earlier this year to develop a new soybean inoculant. The collaboration focuses on developing

Farmers Can Now Buy Designer Microbes to Replace Fertilizer

Fertilizing is essential to yielding a healthy harvest, but it’s expensive enough that he stresses about it, and, as he’s well aware, it’s not great for the planet.

Replacing Fertilizer With Plant Probiotics Could Slash Greenhouse Gases

“If we can start reducing the pollution tied to fertilizer, then we’re literally cleaning up the planet,” said Karsten Temme, the company’s chief executive, in an interview.

Pivot Bio Gets $70M, Led by Bill Gates’s Fund, to Replace Fertilizer

Scientists at agriculture startup Pivot Bio say the key to delivering an important nutrient to crops has been at the plants’ roots all along—and the company is now preparing to offer farmers an alternative to fertilizer.

Death by Fertilizer

Nitrogen fertilizer is a disaster. Abandoning it would be a bigger disaster. Now a dozen billionaires are funding an alternative.