In the development of new biostimulants, the availability of tests allowing the study of their performance, mode of action and potential toxicity in planta is still limited, which constitutes a major obstacle to their adoption by the agricultural input market.
Recently, researchers of the Agroecology Research Unit at Dijon (France) have developed an innovative device that enables screening of biostimulants. This technology aims to accelerate the identification of biostimulants active in grapevine.
The device was validated under controlled conditions and using commercial biostimulants. Thus, it has been shown that it is possible to characterize the biostimulant effect on vine growth and vegetative development (root and aerial phenotyping) in an effective and non-destructive way. At the end of the monitoring period, additional analyses can be carried out to better understand the action of the biostimulants. The technology is perfectly suited for screening different families of biostimulants.
MARKETS & APPLICATIONS
Agriculture - soil & plant input sector
Technology validated on the grapevine at laboratory scale using commercial biostimulants
Agroecology UMR of Dijon - Team Plant-Microorganism Interactions
Vine Immunity Research group
Companies and public laboratories developing biostimulants and studying their mode of action
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