Micro-organism promoting physiological and qualitative development in the horticultural sector
The invention concerns a new type of prokaryotic microorganism and its use in agriculture as an effective but also completely natural plant biostimulant, with a view to sustainable agriculture.
Biostimulants have found extensive use in agriculture. Nevertheless, commercially available products often necessitate the use of other compounds, such as insecticides, fungicides, and/or nematicides. To promote sustainable cultivation practices, the industry requires a biostimulant that can achieve a satisfactory level of efficacy without the addition of synthetic or organic compounds. The innovation (at TRL 5) concerns a pioneering prokaryotic microbe that serves as a biostimulant for the physiological and qualitative growth of plants when applied directly to the soil to come into contact with the roots or by dipping pre-planted seedlings. This invention, which is entirely biological in origin, requires no additional ingredients and therefore helps to maintain soil fertility. In addition, its ease of use and low production costs make it a highly cost-effective remedy.
The invention applies to the field of agriculture, in particular:
- to the physiological and qualitative development of plants;
- and to the protection of horticulture and floriculture.
- Reduction or elimination of chemical fertilisers;
- Reduced preparation time;
- No associated chemical processes required (e.g. for the extraction of organic/vegetal compounds);
- Low production costs
- Increased yield of horticultural and floricultural crops.