GROUNDWORK BIOAG AND NOVATERO SET THE STANDARD FOR BIOLOGICALS IN BRAZIL Mycorrhizal Bio-Platform Protects Soil Health, Defends Against Drought to Increase Yield

News release by Groundwork BioAg

facebook icon linkedin icon twitter icon pinterest icon email icon MAZOR, Israel and JOINVILLE, Brazil | August 04, 2021 08:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

 Groundwork BioAg and its exclusive Brazilian distribution partner, NovaTero BioAg, announced another strong year of increased yield results from farmers who applied Rootella BR™ to their corn and soybean fields – setting the standard for biologicals in Brazil.

  • Increased corn hybrid yields between 8 to 39 percent and increased grain productivity in commercial soybean cultivars between 5 to 22 percent during the last three seasons over several soil types and climatic conditions across Brazil.
  • Rootella BR is the only mycorrhizal inoculant granted definitive commercial registration in Brazil, among the most important biologicals market with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34 percent between 2018-2020. The Brazilian biological market is projected to show a double digit CAGR in the coming years.
  • National sales of Rootella BR increased by 50 to 80 percent each year since preliminary commercialization in 2018 and delivered consistent year-over-year growth 2019-2021.

“Brazil remains a key part of Groundwork BioAg’s global strategy. With continued global market expansion, we are on track to fulfill our mission to bring mycorrhiza – the queen of biologicals – to mainstream agriculture and help protect our planet,” said Dr. Yossi Kofman, Co-Founder and CEO of Groundwork BioAg. “As farmers aim to reduce the impact of climate change on farm productivity, we anticipate an increase in adoption of sustainable technologies – like our commercial scale mycorrhizal bio-platform – to support regenerative as well as conventional farming practices.”

 Mycorrhizae naturally increase yield, reduce dependency on phosphorus and improve carbon sequestration in soil. The Rootella® product line offers tens of thousands of endomycorrhizal propagules per gram at a consistently accessible price point.

“Since we started to use Rootella BR in our seed treatment, we began to observe along crop cycles that plants were healthier, roots were bigger, and the grain was better than in the non-treated parcels. Typically, it is difficult to see an immediate and continuous difference in the plants with other products,” said Gilberto Matanna, a well-known soybean and wheat farmer in Sertão, Rio Grande do Sul. “With soybeans, we had an increased yield of 9 sacks per hectare (13.2%) and in wheat we had a yield improvement of 9.3 sacks per hectare (21%).”

For the past three years, the companies’ exclusive partnership has delivered value to Brazilian farmers by providing access to this natural, cost-effective inoculant – and planted a flag for biologicals in Brazil’s over R$1 billion (over US$190 million) biologicals market.

“Based on consistent in-field product performance, farmers across Brazil are benefiting from Rootella’s proprietary formulation thereby ensuring significant yield increase and a complete return on investment,” said Bernardo Arnaud, NovaTero Chairman. “We’ve built a strong network of resellers across the country who are helping farmers access this novel sustainable bio-platform. When we began, everybody said it would be impossible to make this a household name for Brazilian farmers; now Rootella BR is recognized as one of the most versatile biological inputs in the country and we will grow more than 300% in 2021.”


About Groundwork BioAg

Groundwork BioAg, a global bioagriculture company, leverages the natural power of mycorrhizal fungi to improve the productivity, sustainability and profitability of commercial agriculture and expand regenerative agriculture practices. Groundwork BioAg is the first to use innovative techniques to solve challenges inherent in high-volume mycorrhizal inoculant production. We will not rest until every hectare of arable land is protected by mycorrhizae and every farmer benefits from higher crop yields while preserving our soils. For more information, visit


About NovaTero

NovaTero is the exclusive Brazilian distributor of inputs of Groundwork BioAg’s flagship mycorrhizal inoculant for agricultural crops, Rootella BR™, a cost-effective inoculant based on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF). NovaTero is now the only company allowed to supply the giant agricultural market of Brazil with mycorrhizae, so that Brazilian farmers can take advantage of the same natural method of crop enhancement that foreign farmers use for soy, corn, wheat, rice, barley, oat and black beans, with its best seller product, Rootella BR. NovaTero is committed to bringing the best solutions to Brazilian farms so that farmers can have cleaner soil, stronger crops and better results per hectare than ever before. For more information, visit 


Contact Details


Groundwork BioAg


Hanan Dor, Chief Commercial Officer


+972 77-502-0806



NovaTero BioAg


Rodrigo Moreira - Chief Commercial Officer


+55 47 3013-3333


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