Growing a healthy, sustainable, vegan biostimulant
As the use of chemicals in agriculture is harmful to people’s health and destructive for the environment, a new eco-friendly way to improve the quality and productivity of crops is necessary. The biostimulants sector is looking for new natural methods to stimulate plant growth such as chitosan. The EU-funded KITOGREEN project aims to support the production of a new fungal-derived chitosan instead of its chemical extraction from shellfish. The new technology offers multiple benefits: it reduces the use of fertilisers, it is healthy, reduces CO2 emissions, eliminates allergens, and increases sustainability in agriculture.
Field of science
- /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/agriculture/agronomy
- /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
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