Plant biostimulants are compounds or micro-organisms which exert a positive effect on the growth, quality, nutrition and/or the tolerance of crops against abiotic stress like drought, salinity, heat etc. Their value therefore is additional to fertilizers. A wide range of biostimulants is on the market, from seaweed extracts and hydrolysed proteins to biopolymers and humic substances.
PlantResearch has expertise in efficacy and crop safety testing of biostimulants. Circumstances and test requirements can be adjusted to the clients’ needs. We possess a range of crops ready to be tested under almost any condition, including different kinds of cultivation substrate, nutrient solution or controlled abiotic stress. Physiological and molecular tests are available for efficacy testing or e.g. marketing purposes.
PlantResearch can develop new products based on known or novel plant biostimulants including R&D into handling, processing and storage conditions.