SYMBIOTECHNOLOGY FOR GREEN AGROECOLOGY
Understanding and predicting the impact of climate change (warming, drought, etc.) on soil and plant microbiota is of crucial importance. Planning to exploit microbiota to limit the negative effects of climate change is a necessity. The products prepared by Symbiotechnology respond to this growing demand: "to conserve water and protect plants and vegetation from opportunistic pathologies".Contact the laboratory
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Environment, Agroecology & Biocontrol
Symbiosis between plants is an age-old alliance. Mycorrhizae are symbiotic associations between soil fungi and plant roots. The host plant transfers organic matter (sugars, proteins, vitamins) to the fungus and in return obtains a better absorption of its nutrients. In nature, plants and trees that grow with a mycorrhizal system are healthier, more vigorous and less prone to environmental stress. The mycorrhizal system is effective when the microbiotic symbiosis is in place.
Restoring the microbiota of our land is essential, it is the foundation of civilisation, agriculture and land use. Without it, it is more difficult to regenerate the water cycle. Soil water is no longer fixed when the microbiota is destabilised because of the treatments inflicted on crops.
The assessment of the water holding capacity (WHC) of a soil depends partly on the quality and quantity of the soil microbiota. Indeed, a symbiotic soil microbiota produces polysaccharides that give the soil more interesting physical properties. For example, a "sponge effect" that improves water retention and a reorganisation of the soil's constituent elements that results in a larger pore space and a more stable structure.
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The soil pore space or porosity is the portion of the apparent volume that is not occupied by mineral matter or organic matter, and is occupied by air or water. Ideally, the total poral space should be 50% of the soil volume. aeration space is required to provide oxygen for organisms decomposing organic matter, humus and plant roots. The poral space also allows movement and storage of water and dissolved nutrients.
By better understanding the functioning of soil and plant microbiota, Symbiotechnology creates symbiotic bioproducts that diversify soil microbiota, improve its resilience and water retention capacity. These symbiotic bioproducts interact positively with plant microbiota (roots, leaves, seeds) to boost natural immunity, retain water and protect against diseases (mildew...).