TerraMax Announces 15th Anniversary of Launching the Industry’s First Azospirillum-Based Alternative to Nitrogen Fertilizers

Innovative agricultural firm celebrates proven track record delivering live microbes to growers, improving crop performance and driving significantly improved yield results

Bloomington, MN (October 24, 2018) – TerraMax, a leading researcher and manufacturer of microbial bio-stimulants, is celebrating 15 years as a leader in the development and production of microbial inoculant products for use with seeds, crops, lawns, and turf.

Relying primarily on the bacteria Azospirillum, TerraMax products naturally promote plant growth by converting nitrogen from the air into a usable form for the plant. Founded in 1998 and backed by years of scientific research, TerraMax was the first in the world to provide a commercial agricultural product that keeps bacteria viable and stable long term.

“Until our scientists uncovered a formulation that gave Azospirillum a reasonable life, the growing community really didn’t know what these bacteria could do in the field,” says Doug Kremer, CEO and Founder of TerraMax. “Since then, we’ve had independent test services and farmer-managed field trials report gains with average yield increase of nine bushels per acre. Empirically, growers using TerraMax inoculant products consistently report major increases in yield for soybean, corn and wheat crops.”

Kremer added that bacteria in TerraMax products can survive for up to two years.

TerraMax corporate growth since the product launch has been significant, experiencing a 25% increase in sales to farmers as well as expansion into global markets and a 50% increase in staff. The company has also expanded its product line into professional turf markets, where demand for sustainable alternatives to nitrogen fertilizers is rapidly growing.

“Growers have been looking for much more natural ways to boost crop yields for a long time, but with more and more knowledge about the impact of nitrogen on the environment, that interest has accelerated,” says Tom Proepper, COO of TerraMax. “TerraMax products represent a true ‘win-win’ in terms of sustainability and performance. There isn’t a more natural process than using bacteria to harvest nitrogen from the air, and deliver it efficiently and effectively to the plant. Anything that’s this good for the plant is great for the planet as well.”


About TerraMax – Through scientifically developed technologies backed by years of research, TerraMax creates and produces innovative natural products that enhance productivity and benefit producers, consumers and the environment. Based chiefly on powerful nitrogen fixing bacteria, TerraMax’s family of microbial bio-stimulants are applied to seeds, crops, lawns and turf to naturally promote plant growth by capturing nitrogen. Founded in 1998, TerraMax was the first in the industry to develop a formulation that keeps Azospirillum viable and stable, improving yields and production for farmers across the United States and around the world.
For more information, visit TerraMaxAg.com.