NEM has a long history of consistently growing and producing scientifically proven high-quality bacterial cultures in commercial quantities.
NEM develops farmer focused products from a substantial library of microbiology strains. To do this, our R&D team has partnered with five of Australia’s leading scientific agencies.
We have developed our platform over +20 years through in-house R&D, and the acquisition of leading microbial isolates and associated significant intellectual property. This has been driven by targeted isolate selection, crop specific R&D, and the development of formulations suitable for Australian soils.
We focus on critical areas of importance for farm production and global sustainability outcomes. This means delivering better formulation options, and products in key areas:
- Plant growth promotion
- Water stress solutions
- Plant health solutions
- Nutrient use efficiency options
- Better soil health
This focus is fundamental to the long-term growth of our business.
At it core, NEM is based on rigorous science and formulation leadership within the business and it is supported by our research partners which brings together a team of more than 30 researchers across multiple institutions, including 5 professors and more than 15 PhDs across microbiology, soil science and crop agronomy.
NEM has collaboration and commercialisation partnerships with the leading Australian science institutiuons, including Flinders University, Deakin University, Adelaide University, Southern Queensland University and Charles Sturt University.
NEM also has a collaboration and commercialisation agreement with CSIRO that secures decades of microbial research and world leading R&D capability.
- CSIRO is recognised internationally for its scientific development work in agriculture.
- CSIRO is testing NEM’s microbes in abiotic stress, plant growth promotion, and nitrogen fixation.
- CSIRO is contributing their significant work already done in NEM’s areas of interest.
NEM has exclusive access to major Australian sourced soil-based microbes and is undertaking advanced screening with scientific partners to provide the building blocks for NEM’s new products.
We continue to work with our partners to undertake R&D focused on developing microbial technologies as products “in a box” backed by rigorous and independent science. Our approach provides farmers with confidence that the products we produce will have a direct impact into the productivity, and sustainability of their farming systems and practices.
NEM has R&D capability built around an understanding of farming systems and microbiology, and close relationships with Australia’s leading research groups, to be at the forefront of agricultural biological development.
Scientific Advisory Board