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Research & Development

Research and Innovation for crop protection and plant biostimulation

 

 Based in Angers, France, with over 400 m² of labs located in the heart of the “vegetal campus”, Agrauxine’s Research and Development department is a major asset for innovation and continuous improvement of our products.
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A team of experts dedicated to biocontrol and biostimulation

 

Our research teams, composed of specialists in agronomy, microbiology, phytopathology, vegetal physiology, and molecular biology are organized according to their expertise:

 

  Biocontrol Research

 

  Biostimulants Research

 

Our dedicated R&D works in close collaboration with the Lesaffre R&D made of over 200 researchers around the world. Our research staff also relies on a network of partners and technical centers specialized in their field.

 

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Answering the major challenges of the plant care industry through innovation

 

Our R&D projects are focused on the development and the evaluation of microorganisms offering both technical and economic performance to the industry.

 

Our scientific approach to develop new products:

– In-depth prospective research

– Identification and screening of new compounds of interest

– Selection of active ingredients and formulations in controlled conditions

– Field plot development trials in accordance with good practices of experimentation

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Our Research equipment

 

Our equipment includes preparatory rooms and laboratories dedicated to microbiology, in vitro cultures, in planta trials, and to molecular biology.

To perform our trials and evaluate the efficiency of new compounds (prescreening, screening, selection methods) we rely on experimental greenhouses, phytotron and climatic chambers to simulate abiotic stress conditions.
This equipment is also used for the development of pathosystems to identify the most performing products and define their application conditions: minimum dosage, application stage and type, crop positioning, combinatorial strategy and synergies with other products.