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Fertilizer Company Pivot Bio Launches Canadian Operations

American fertilizer company Pivot Bio has expanded operations into Canada, a July 28 news release said. Product trials are currently underway in eastern and western Canada on corn, wheat, and canola, with the expansion pending regulatory approvals.

“Pivot Bio was founded on the belief that farmers need a better way to fertilize their crops,” Karsten Temme, Pivot Bio CEO and co-founder said in the release. “We are excited to expand our operations and ultimately introducing our technology to farmers everywhere, starting in Canada.”

Pivot Bio’s Canada operations will be lead by General Manager Chuck Broughton. Broughton brings more than 30 years of industry experience, including business development, sales and marketing in the North American and global seed treatment, inoculants, and crop protection markets, the release said. Saskatchewan-based Wade Clarke is Pivot Bio’s regional sales leader for Canada, and professional agrologist Katie Donohue, also from Saskatchewan, has joined Pivot Bio as a commercial agronomist.

“We are looking forward to offering Canadian farmers an economical and sustainable nitrogen, building on proven successes we’ve experienced with U.S. farmers,” Broughton said in the release.

The release noted for more than a decade, Pivot Bio has worked to replace synthetic nitrogen fertilizer. Years of research led to a fertilizer which enables microbes to convert atmospheric nitrogen into a form that crops like corn and wheat can use as nutrition. It has been commercially available in the United States since 2019.

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