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BioLumic, Gro Alliance Partner to Improve Soybean and Corn Performance by Programming Seeds With Lig

Two companies, BioLumic and Gro Alliance, are partnering to open a new category of seed treatment that will improve crop performance by programming seeds with ultraviolet (UV) light.

Calling it “the next frontier in plant science”, the partners aim to deploy BioLumic’s proprietary UV light seed treatment technology for corn and soybean seed production. After seven years of large-scale field validation, BioLumic’s treatment unlocks the natural genetic potential of plants by regulating their genetic expression to improve yields, crop quality, root growth, and resilience across specific cultivars.

The technology was initially developed for specialty crops such as broccoli, lettuce, strawberries, and tomatoes, but a breakthrough led to the discovery that the same treatment activated seeds, opening the door to expand in row crops. Since 2021, BioLumic has tested light-treated corn and soybean seeds on more than 3,000 U.S. field plots, averaging yield increases of 15 percent in corn and 12 percent in soybeans.


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