Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies



Drought, rising salinity, poor water quality, and unpredictable weather threaten the sustainability of agriculture.

Innovation Type


Company Stage

Level 7 - Achieving Profit Margin

Seeking investment?


Country of Incorporation

United States

Country(Ies) of Implementation

India, United States

Contact Name

Zachery Gray

Contact Email

Product Segment

Water - Salinity

A fungus found in Yellowstone National Park that reduces water consumption, increases drought tolerance, and enhances crop yields with no negative impact when applied to seeds.

Milestones and Achievements

In the first year of its participation in the Securing Water for Food program, BioEnsure® users in India saw a 29% increase in crop yields. Even those farming in difficult growing conditions are seeing an increase in plant resiliency. Currently, BioEnsure® is being applied to 4 food crops—okra, maize, wheat, and millet. Securing Water for Food isn’t the only program that believes in Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies’ innovation. The innovator has leveraged more than $2 million in outside funding in the first year.


  • Expand funding sources and make connections with potential investors.
  • Support in identifying partners in target countries to set up in-country testing facility and conduct seed tests.

Press Links

Technology Quarterly: The Future of Agriculture
AgFunder Announces Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies Raises $3.4M…
Climate Change Will Stress Plants Out. These Scientists Have a Solution
Crop-Enhancing Microbes Challenge Genetic Engineering
Fungus Protects Rice from Challenges of Climate Change
Want Drought-Resistant Plants? Fungus is Here to Help


Some of the greatest threats facing agricultural sustainability are abiotic stresses including drought, rising salinity, and poor water quality, all of which are exacerbated by unpredictable weather. Simultaneously, increasing populations, urbanization, soil degradation, and the reduction of arable farmland are decreasing global agricultural growing capacity.


Adaptive Symbiotic Technologies’ BioEnsure® is a fungal seed and plant treatment that, when sprayed onto seeds, helps plants to adapt to water-related stress. By applying BioEnsure®, crops can grow in suboptimal conditions and use 50% less water. BioEnsure is the only product on or soon to be on the market that can confer stress tolerance.



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