September 20, 2022
(Columbus, Ohio) Meristem Crop Performance Group (www.MeristemAg.com) and 3Bar Biologics (www.3barbiologics.com) have joined forces to develop new delivery systems to dramatically increase the performance of a broad range of biologicals. The partnership brings together 3Bar’s packaging design development and manufacturing expertise to bear against Meristem’s BIO-CAPSULETM delivery system technology to support Meristem’s expanding biologicals portfolio.
With 3Bar’s capabilities for developing unique packaging and delivery solutions for biologicals, Meristem will be able expand its biologicals portfolio in the market quickly. “3Bar’s ability for developing new innovative ways to protect and deliver microbes to the farm is unique to the industry – and makes them a perfect partner helping us to move quickly to the market with BIO-CAPSULETM,“ said Mitch Eviston, founder and CEO of Meristem Crop Performance, in the release. “Teaming with 3Bar will further boost our ability to bring more innovative biological products to more farmers and more acres faster.”
The development of BIO-CAPSULETM Planter Box Delivery System is the first outcome of the partnership. BIO-CAPSULETM is a revolutionary packaging system designed to carry, protect, and dispense a multitude of biologicals into a seed lubricant blend plus micronutrients. Manufactured by 3Bar, it will be launched commercially in crop-year 2023 as part of Meristem’s REVLINE HOPPER THROTTLETM product evolution.
The key to improved performance of biologicals is ensuring the microbes remain viable. And that’s what these new delivery systems are about – safeguarding the product and making it easier for farmers to improve crop health, yields and ROI. “We’re excited to partner with Meristem to revolutionize seed lubricants as a delivery vehicle for biologicals at planting,” says Bruce Caldwell, founder and CEO of 3Bar Biologics. “Our package solution now provides Meristem the ability to streamline their biological inputs into a simple product format that’s better for the microbes and easier to use by the farmer.”
Meristem Crop Performance Group, LLC (www.meristemag.com) is one of the fastest-growing crop input companies in America. Meristem sources, formulates, licenses, and delivers high-quality crop inputs to farmers at the highest possible value offering substantial savings. Meristem is focused on building a highly efficient channel to bring crop inputs to market so farm businesses can make the most of their infrastructure and intellectual property investments and better compete in the global agricultural market. Meristem’s team of experienced ag professionals also works to create real productivity gains for farm businesses through novel biological delivery systems and accelerated access to farm-ready innovations. For more information, visit https://www.meristemag.com/.
3Bar Biologics is the global leader in delivery technologies for living microbe products. Delivering on their promise of stable, viable, fresh and pure microbe products for commercial agriculture, 3Bar partners with innovative companies to create and manufacture the highest quality and most cost-effective microbe solutions. For more information, visit https://www.3barbiologics.com/.