Azotic was formed to introduce sustainable biofertiliser options around the world with a global office in York, UK and North American offices in California, USA and Ontario, Canada. Azotic has taken more than 20 years of academic research and become a global leader in N-fixing technology. Finally, there is no compromise between high yield production agriculture and nitrogen sustainability.
Encera is a patented, nitrogen-fixing product that works from within the plant to metabolise atmospheric nitrogen to plant available nitrogen, providing a season long nitrogen supply. Applied in-furrow at seeding or as a post-emergent foliar spray, Encera enables cells through the plant, including foliage and roots, to fix their own nitrogen and fill the nitrogen gap between available and accessible N. Air is 78% nitrogen and Encera bacteria naturally metabolises N directly from the air, allowing the crop to optimise nitrogen for growth and higher yields OR reduce your N fertility program and maintain yield.
Evolution of Technology
Our story begins in Brazil in 1988 with the discovery of Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd) within sugarcane plants. That discovery sparked over 20 years of academic research which documented the unique ability of Gd to physically enter plant cells throughout the plant (intracellular activity) and fix nitrogen exactly where and when a plant needs nitrogen the most for growth and yield. In addition to Gd’s whole-plant N-fixation ability, the ability for Gd to colonize a broad range of plants including corn, rice, wheat and cereals, potatoes, canola/OSR, vegetables and enhance the N-fixing ability of soybeans and other legumes is astounding. We have yet to find a crop that Gd cannot colonise.
Not all strains of Gd are created equal and years of work went into identifying the most efficacious and consistently performing strain that has the most impact on yield. Those discoveries began the commercialisation of Gd through patent protection work and the establishment of Azotic in 2012. Since the establishment of the Azotic company, the focus has been on creating robust, easy-to-use formulations that provide consistent results across the diverse conditions found in agriculture around the world.
We launched commercially in the United States in 2019, and Canada in 2020 and now have registrations in the UK and Europe with new registrations expected around the world shortly. Subscribe to our newsletter below to be first to hear about new registrations, product enhancements and programs.