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Knowledge, methodologies and solutions for a free-residue agriculture projects

Country of origin:
Country: 
SPAIN
Opportunity:
External Id: 
TOES20180904003
Published
04/09/2018
Last update
04/03/2020
Expiration date
31/08/2020

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Biocontrol
Crop Production
Horticulture
Pesticides
Environmental Engineering / Technology
Health food
Agricultural chemicals
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Growing of vegetables and melons, roots and tubers
Support activities for crop production
Manufacture of fertilisers and nitrogen compounds
Manufacture of pesticides and other agrochemical products
Other human health activities
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Summary

Summary: 
A Spanish company has developed a technology for a residue-free agriculture by using innovative bio-stimulant solutions formulated from plant and mineral extracts. They look for partners interested in developing together new solutions for specific needs and/or partners interested in jointly tackling R&D ideas for new products or applications. Research cooperation and/or technical cooperation are expected.

Description

Description: 

Crops treated with conventional products generate food with chemical residues that may be harmful to the health of any consumer. Sometimes the established safety limits are not respected by the producers and this may have a very negative impact for humans, insects and other animals and plants. Furthermore, these bad practices contribute to the destruction of the biodiversity and the environment.

Because of that, the regulatory authorities are restricting day by day the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides and there is an urgent need of searching new solutions applicable in agriculture to old and new menaces.

The use of natural raw materials, together with botanicals extracts and minerals for the production of fertilizers, bio-pesticides and bio-fungicides products, provide efficient solutions to all these challenges and allow growers get the solutions they need accomplishing with the regulatory biddings.

A Spanish company has developed bio-stimulant solutions from plant and mineral extracts that allow the practice of a completely residue-free agriculture. They cover all the steps of the growing process from sowing or planting to harvesting providing in each step the required product for an optimus evaluation of the plant.

They research, develop and manufacture new natural fertilizers, biopesticides and biofungicides based on plants and minerals extracts, with the technology developed. They work together with the farmers listening to their needs and problems, in order to tackle new projects to develop the required products. They also provide technical advice regarding the use of their products in organic and/or chemical residue free agriculture, which respect the environment and allow farmers to produce their crops at competitive prices avoiding the use or the excess of chemical pesticides.

Until now the solutions they have developed can be applied to different growing stages and to solve different problems in the crops:

- Crop nutrition, including rooting compounds, amino acids and deficiency correctors
- Plants resistance to problems arising from excess of moisture
- Plants resistance to pests and diseases
- Microorganisms, mixtures of metabolites derived from microbial fermentation, that have demonstrated efficacy in hydric stress soils

Currently the company is looking for, on the one hand, partners with specific needs to develop together new solutions for environment-friendly products and, on the other hand, companies or other organization interested in searching together ideas for R&D projects and new developments. Research cooperation and/or technical cooperation are envisaged.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
Compared to the conventional methods and solutions, the ones developed by the Spanish company improve crop quality with full respect for human health and the environment, and they also contribute to stimulation, recovery and maintenance of the natural fertility of the soil, helping to protect without chemical residues native plants and animal species. They cover all the growers’ needs and allow them to stand out, to increase their profitability and to open up to new markets with greater added value, that is to say selling high quality healthy fruits and vegetables for consumers at large markets at a competitive price. The products are adapted respecting always the law of each country in which they are going to be applied. They are registered in the correspondent public organization, abiding all the legal requirements.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
- Type of partner: company, research/technology centre, university - Activity of the partner: manufacturer or user of products to grow vegetable foods, researchers in crop growth issues - Role of the partner sought: joint development of new products and/or joint sharing of interesting ideas/knowledge for new projects to be carried out together

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,University,R&D Institution,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500