Japanese Plant Inoculation Patent for Azotic Technologies
Azotic Technologies, the UK-based global ag-tech company, has been granted a Japanese Patent for the company’s Plant Inoculation Method. This specifically relates to any nitrogen fixing technology, including Azotic’s own patented Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus (Gd). Known as Envita™ in North America and N-Fix® in the rest of the world; Gd is derived from a naturally occurring food grade bacterium that enables plants to fix nitrogen from the air.
The patent covers the application of a surfactant and nitrogen-fixing bacteria to an above-ground wound of a plant. The plant wounding method includes plant inoculation methods and formulations that are effective to apply nitrogen-fixing bacteria to a wide variety of crops. This applies to crops that are vegetatively propagated from cuttings such as tea, coffee, sugarcane, pineapple, banana etc or mowed/cut plants like tobacco, pasture & amenity grasses, millet, turfgrass, etc.
This agriculturally acceptable composition can be applied by any method to plant propagation, including foliar spray and dipping. It will boost yields as well as replacing traditional nitrogen fertilisers with atmospheric nitrogen.
According to Azotic’s Founder, Peter Blezard, “This patent allows expansion of our nitrogen fixing technology to the Japanese and Asian markets. This is part of our product development pipeline and highlights our expertise in nitrogen fixation. We already have a large number of granted patents in various countries/regions around the globe with more to come over the next few months. We are seeking Licence and distribution partners in many regions of the world”.
The claims of patent applications in many other jurisdictions, including other South East Asian countries have been agreed with examiners, so there will be a steady stream of patents granted over the next few months.
Azotic’s nitrogen fixing technology is environmentally friendly and aims to address the international market need for sustainable agriculture as well as meeting all current ESG criteria