The “green revolution” started seventy years ago and since then has led to a great progress in food production by introducing mineral fertilisers and pesticides into agriculture. However, over time, high impact of these agrochemicals has resulted in the progressive degradation of agro-environment. Today, it appears clear that the chemicals should be limited and replaced with more environmental-friendly practices.
BioHortiTech project aims to introduce new technologies in horticulture, based on the application of newly formulated bio-inoculants and living mulching for crop plants benefit in different farming systems. Interdisciplinary research involves international cooperation between experts in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry, microbiology, plant protection and cultivation, in integrated and organic systems. The multidisciplinary studies will be performed to elucidate how bio-inocula interact with pathogenic, symbiotic and other microbes and to understand how they are influenced by environmental and agronomical conditions. Such knowledge is essential for maximising effects associated with using beneficial microbes and integrating them with other agronomical practices.
The main objectives of BioHortiTech are to:
*At the time of the proposal. Please consider this data as an accurate estimate; it may vary during the project’s lifespan.
Total costs include in kind contribution by grant holders and can therefore be higher than the total requested funding.