Fermentation in Agriculture

BOC Sciences specializes in fermentation related projects and provides professional solutions for agro-biological development. We pride ourselves on our strong fermentation capabilities, not only as a raw material supplier, but also as a custom service provider. As a result of fermentation, the functionality of products may be improved, including insecticides, fungicides, fertilizers, herbicides, plant stimulants, plant growth regulators, etc., opening up new scalable programs for agricultural biotechnology.

With the continued demand for sustainable and effective agricultural technologies, BOC Sciences employs the latest technologies and continuous investment in agro-biologics development to provide partners with effective, stable and consistent agrochemicals and biologics. We build valuable partnerships and help you address key commercialization challenges.

As a leading CDMO, BOC Sciences offers fermentation production at all scales to meet our customers' individual needs.

What is Fermentation in Agriculture?

Plant beneficial microorganisms are an important alternative to agrochemicals such as chemical pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and chemical herbicides, and are part of sustainable agricultural development. Soil microorganisms are effectively isolated and selected, then engineered and modified until the final product is produced. This integrated process includes genetic modification, fermentation, downstream purification, and process development.

Fermentation is a manufacturing process that uses microorganisms to produce a myriad of products that support a variety of industries, from food and agrochemicals to pharmaceuticals to energy. In agrotechnology, microorganisms require nutrients and carbon sources for growth, which can be provided by agricultural cultivation and processing processes. In turn, microorganisms can be fermented to produce metabolites that are beneficial to plants, or act as beneficial organisms themselves, promoting plant growth, optimizing soil health, or controlling the adverse effects of pathogenic microorganisms, pests, and weeds on plants.

Custom Fermentation Services for Agriculture

Fermentation in Agriculture

Fermentation for Bioinsecticides

Natural substrates derived from natural materials such as animals, plants, microorganisms, and certain minerals.

Discover more biopesticides at BOC Sciences.

Fermentation in Agriculture

Fermentation for Biofungicides

Beneficial microorganisms isolated from the soil, such as fungi, bacteria or actinomycetes that are active in roots, soil and plant surfaces.

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Fermentation in Agriculture

Fermentation for Biofertilizer

Consisting of live microbial cells, either a single strain or multiple strains, capable of mobilizing or increasing the nutrient supply in the soil.

Microorganisms are modified at the genetic level at BOC Sciences.

Fermentation in Agriculture

Fermentation for Bioherbicides

Phytotoxins derived from plant extracts, or secondary metabolites derived from microorganisms, or microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and pathogens.

More bioherbicide fermentation components from BOC Sciences.

Fermentation in Agriculture

Fermentation for Plant Growth Regulators

Plant growth regulators are found in higher plants, algae, and plant-associated bacteria and fungi.

Microbial fermentation production of plant growth regulators at BOC Sciences.

Fermentation Production in Agriculture

Microbial hosts of industrial interest include bacteria such as Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Rhizobium, and fungi such as Aspergillus, Penicillium, Trichoderma. Fermentation is the process of mass cultivation of microorganisms, in most cases using specific culture media and controlled process parameters. Submerged fermentation (SmF) and solid state fermentation (SSF) processes are the main biotechnological techniques for obtaining microbial biomass or metabolites.

  • Media optimization

The first step to achieve high biomass and metabolite production from a given microorganism is to optimize the medium composition. Each medium composition affects microbial growth and metabolite production activities.

  • Fermentation process

In the field of plant beneficial microorganism production, fed-batch fermentation is an effective tool to achieve sufficiently high biomass or high concentrations of plant metabolites, and this method has been frequently used in other biotechnologies such as pharmaceutical processes. Currently, the fed-batch fermentation has been successfully experimented in large-scale production of biofertilizers.

  • Purification technology

BOC Sciences has advanced equipment such as membrane systems, centrifuges, chromatography equipment, and spray and freeze dryers. We design and implement separation and purification processes for complex products using highly efficient green separation technologies of membranes and chromatography.

BOC Sciences Pursues:

  • Successful implementation of new fermented products into your program
  • Maximize partner adoption rates
  • Explore the fundamental plant-soil microbial relationships and the development of microbial products
  • Overcome fermentation manufacturing and scalability bottlenecks without compromising product quality
  • Strictly enforce quality control to meet product approval requirements
  • Pave the way for commercialization of your agricultural products

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