The Givlyfe Microbes project is dedicated to addressing the shortage of fertilizer inputs in the agriculture industry and reducing dependence on external inputs. With an estimated timeline of 1 year, we are working together with farmers, and with the support of the United Soybean Board, we are studying the effects of our microbes on the US Soybean production in six states (AL, IA, IL, MO, AR, & MN) with approximately 14,000 acres included in the study. The main objectives of the project are:
• Reduce dependency on inputs by 12% or more.
• Increase the microbial population in soil.
• Reduce soil erosion.
• Increase overall yield by a target of 2% or more.
To achieve its mission, United Soybean Board invests in research and development, promotes soybeans and soy-based products, and expands markets for soybeans both domestically and internationally. The Board also focuses on developing new uses and applications for soybeans, such as the production of biofuels and the use of soy-based materials in the manufacture of consumer goods.
Additionally, USB promotes the health benefits of soy-based foods and the sustainability of soybean production through conservation practices and the use of environmentally friendly production methods. USB continues to drive progress and innovation in the soybean industry, positioning it for continued growth and success.