Company’s AI-powered database provides insights into disease risk, yield improvement and impact of regenerative agriculture

Biome Makers has announced that its soil database has now surpassed 24 million microorganisms, making it the world’s largest database of soil data paired with AI.

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Housed inside Biome Makers’ BeCrop Technology, an AI tool sifts through millions of microorganism references to help detect disease risks, predict yield improvements, and evaluate adoption of regenerative agriculture. The soil data includes soil samples collected across six continents and 56 countries over the last decade.

According to the California-based company, the database continually enhances its ability to feed actionable intelligence to the industry as it grows.

“We’re proud to be the only company in the world that can provide the most accurate predictions and recommendations for specific soil and crop conditions for the agricultural industry,” said co-founder and CSO Alberto Acedo.

Biome Makers said its soil intelligence has positively impacted more than 21,000 farmers and over 2,000 agribusinesses, including Syngenta, Bayer, UPL, among others, leading to enhanced yield improvements and reduced on-farm costs.

“As an investor in Biome Makers, we’re happy to see the company’s soil database surpassing 24 million microorganisms, further solidifying its position as a global leader in soil genomics. This milestone underscores Biome Makers’ commitment to providing actionable intelligence to the agricultural industry, ultimately leading to improved soil health and more resilient crops,” said Ting-Ting Liu of Prosus Ventures.

The company said its technology offers valuable insight for ag-input manufacturers and retailers in developing and recommending the right ag-input products, in addition to assisting other industries like Consumer Packaged Goods (CPGs) companies in building supply chain resilience and addressing scope three emissions.

“Our ability to integrate the world’s largest soil database with industry-leading technology means that we can support the whole agroecosystem with precise recommendations that ultimately result in improved yield, lower costs, and provide a clear path forward to the future of sustainable farming,” said John Appel, head of commercial, North America at Biome Makers.

As part of its commitment to empower farmers and recover soil health worldwide, the company is continuing to open this technology through API connection, making it accessible to researchers, scientists, and industry experts.