Hong Zhu


Head of Research and Development


BioConsortia is developing highly effective microbial consortia for increasing agricultural yields.

BioConsortia has developed a revolutionary Advanced Microbial Selection (AMS) process for crop trait enhancement that uses iterative rounds of plant phenotyping and selection to co-select for beneficial changes in the microbiome. Isolates are obtained from the microbiome of plants expressing the desired traits and are developed as consortia for application as commercial seed treatment, drench or granule products. We have a pipeline of products for increased fertilizer utilization, growth improvement and other beneficial crop traits, such as abiotic tolerance and enhanced metabolite expression.

BioConsortia and the Phytobiomes Alliance

“At BioConsortia, we are proud to be part of the Phytobiomes Alliance and the collective effort to drive a paradigm change in the understanding of plant-microbe-environment dynamics. Through these efforts, we believe that we can, and will, deliver substantial improvement in agricultural productivity and sustainability for the benefit of future generations.”