In two weeks, Koppert Biological Systems plans to announce findings from their focus study on increased overall plant wellbeing in open field agriculture as well as protected horticulture.
The announcement will take place during a seminar on the benefits of microbiology in seed and plant care.
Koppert will welcome two experts to the seminar: Mohamed Hijri, from the University of Montreal, and Matteo Lorito, from the University of Naples. Hijri studies have concluded that less than 60 percent of applied fertilizers are used by the plants. The unused phosphorus and nitrogen can cause serious environmental problems but Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi acts as an extension of root systems.
Lorito contributed to the American Academy of Microbiology report ‘How microbes can help feed the world’ which states that more research on plant-microbe interactions could possibly increase crop productivity by 20 percent.
In addition to the announcement and experts, Koppert will release its first microbial seed treatment product the same day. Koppert Biological Systems works to produce sustainability for the cultivation of food crops and ornamental plants. Koppert strives to make agricultural and horticultural products which are healthy, safe, productive and resilient. The products are used both above and underground to support and strengthen large rows of crops.
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