Using bacteria to achieve sustainable plant growth
The growing demand for a more sustainable yet intensive plant growth sets an urgent need for cultivating methods that ensure high productivity with the minimum possible input of nutrients, energy and chemicals. The EU-funded ReproDev project will explore methods to improve plant growth and protection against pathogen stress under natural conditions. More specifically, the project aims at using microbial-derived volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as a biotechnology tool for the upgrade of plant development. ReproDev will address the scientific community, farmers and consumers and aspires to monetise its results in the form of cost-effective and eco-friendly biomolecules for plant health improvement.
Fields of science
- agricultural sciencesagriculture, forestry, and fisheriesagricultureagronomyplant protection
- agricultural sciencesagriculture, forestry, and fisheriesagriculturesustainable agriculture
- natural scienceschemical sciencesorganic chemistryvolatile organic compounds
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesbiochemistrybiomolecules
- natural sciencesbiological sciencesmicrobiology