Research and Innovation for crop protection and plant biostimulation
Our research teams, composed of specialists in agronomy, microbiology, phytopathology, vegetal physiology, and molecular biology are organized according to their expertise:
Our dedicated R&D works in close collaboration with the Lesaffre R&D made of over 200 researchers around the world. Our research staff also relies on a network of partners and technical centers specialized in their field.
Our R&D projects are focused on the development and the evaluation of microorganisms offering both technical and economic performance to the industry.
Our scientific approach to develop new products:
– In-depth prospective research
– Identification and screening of new compounds of interest
– Selection of active ingredients and formulations in controlled conditions
– Field plot development trials in accordance with good practices of experimentation
Our equipment includes preparatory rooms and laboratories dedicated to microbiology, in vitro cultures, in planta trials, and to molecular biology.
To perform our trials and evaluate the efficiency of new compounds (prescreening, screening, selection methods) we rely on experimental greenhouses, phytotron and climatic chambers to simulate abiotic stress conditions.
This equipment is also used for the development of pathosystems to identify the most performing products and define their application conditions: minimum dosage, application stage and type, crop positioning, combinatorial strategy and synergies with other products.