Groundwork BioAg produces mycorrhizal inoculants for commercial agriculture. Simply put, our mission is to cover the world’s arable land with mycorrhizae.
THE GROUNDWORK BIOAG STORY
Groundwork BioAg’s pioneering production method and innovative inoculants are based on over twenty five years of research at Israel’s prestigious Agricultural Research Organization (ARO). The research was conducted under the auspices of Prof. Yoram Kapulnik, former Managing Director of ARO and the Volcani Center.
Groundwork BioAg was established to build upon this innovation, to scale it to mass production, and to bring it to market. Serial entrepreneurs Yossi Kofman and Dan Grotsky, who were actively seeking such an opportunity at the time, approached Danny Levy, a mycorrhiza production expert originally from Kapulnik’s lab. Together, the three founders set out to revolutionize commercial agriculture with an organism that has existed in nature for over 400 million years.
Indeed, mycorrhizal fungi have been helping plants absorb nutrients long before agriculture even existed. Furthermore, the broad scope of benefits of mycorrhizal symbiosis has been well studied and documented over four decades of research. However, modern agricultural methods, such as tilling, sterilization, and application of fungicides and pesticides, deplete mycorrhiza in today’s farms. Restoration of the soil’s mycorrhizal balance is crucial to plants’ ability to absorb the precious nutrients that farmers work so hard to provide.
GROUNDWORK BIOAG IS GROUNDBREAKING
The innovation that led to Groundwork BioAg’s highly-effective bio-inoculants is nothing less than a game-changer. Previously, mycorrhiza was a luxury product, affordable in low application rates within niche markets only. By producing highly-concentrated and vigorous mycorrhizal inoculants, Groundwork BioAg is able to penetrate mainstream commercial agriculture with effective, high-quality, and affordable products.