Major Projects | Phytobiomes Alliance
The Phytobiomes Alliance is an international, nonprofit alliance of industry, academic, and governmental partners.
A phytobiome is a plant (“phyto”) in a distinct geographical unit (“biome”) – a field, grassland, greenhouse, garden, or forest. A phytobiome includes the plant itself, all micro- and macro-organisms living in, on, or around the plant – such as microbes, animals, insects and other plants – and the environment, including soil, air, water, weather, and climate.
Phytobiomes have an important role in the sustained health and productivity of plants and plant ecosystems.
The vision of the Phytobiomes Alliance is that by 2050 all farmers have the ability to use predictive and prescriptive analytics based on geophysical and biological conditions for determining the best combination of crops, management practices, and inputs for a specific field in a given year.
The mission of the International Alliance for Phytobiomes Research is to establish a science and technology foundation for site-specific, phytobiome-based enhancement of the sustainable production of food, feed, and fiber.
Eversole Associates has managed the Phytobiomes Alliance since its creation in 2016, with Kellye Eversole serving as the Executive Director and Lori Leach as Chief Operating Officer. Team members currently under contract with the Phytobiomes Alliance include Caugant and Hogan.
For more information on the Phytobiomes Alliance, visit www.phytobiomesalliance.org.