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ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL MARKETING ANNOUNCES NEW PATENT TO IMPROVE PLANT GROWTH
Source: Advanced Biological Marketing news release

Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM) announces the issuance of U.S. Patent No. 8,716,001 for a Trichoderma strain that induces resistance to plant diseases and increases plant growth. The patent was issued to Cornell University and ABM has exclusive worldwide rights.

The patent covers the technology that induces gene expression triggers for healthier and more productive plants. The Trichoderma works by first colonizing the crop root system. Its use on the seed allows the plant to grow in a more beneficial manner than it would without the Trichoderma and changes the plant's physiology without altering its DNA.

This patented strain of Trichoderma offers an all-natural way to improve agricultural production and increase plant yields for crops such as corn, wheat, soybeans, cotton, peanuts, forage crops and vegetables. Additional benefits of Trichoderma include:

Greater resistance to plant stresses such as disease and drought
Bigger root systems and plant growth
Better water and fertilizer use efficiency
Increased photosynthesis, which leads to a healthier plant

ABM's long-standing relationship with Cornell University has allowed the company to develop the technology to isolate and identify specific strains of the best Trichoderma for agriculture products.

The technology was developed in cooperation with Professor Emiratis Gary Harman of Cornell University and now ABM's chief scientific officer. Harman developed the technology to isolate and identify specific strains of beneficial Trichoderma. In this work, many thousands of strains were produced and screened.

"ABM is dedicated to providing farmers with sustainable solutions to improve their agriculture production," said Dan Custis, ABM CEO. "Our work with Cornell University and the issuance of this patent allows us to continue producing products that offer farmers the most advanced solutions in enhancing plant growth and productivity."

ABM currently utilizes the patented Trichoderma strain in many their commercial agriculture products. Any product that carries their iGETTM technology moniker contains this Trichoderma.


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