Biovirid: Harnessing Biotechnology for Sustainable Agriculture
As biotechnologists, Biovirid is dedicated to revolutionizing agriculture through innovative solutions. With the believe in the power of microorganisms, we have developed an approach to produce and utilize these microscopic organisms for seed application, providing plants with the ultimate boost for healthy growth and productivity.
At Biovirid, we understand the crucial role that microorganisms play in agriculture. These tiny organisms, such as bacteria and fungi, possess incredible capabilities that can significantly enhance plant health, nutrient uptake, and overall resilience. By leveraging their natural abilities, we can achieve sustainable agriculture and address the challenges posed by population growth, climate change, and diminishing arable land.
Biovirid develops processes for the production and formulation of microorganisms. In our laboratories, we employ advanced biotechnological techniques to cultivate and propagate a diverse array of microorganisms. Through selection and optimization, we identify strains that exhibit specific traits beneficial to plant growth and vitality. These traits may include nitrogen fixation, phosphate solubilization, disease suppression, and the synthesis of plant growth-promoting substances. One example is TrichoderMAX, based on Trichoderma harzianum, a product that is capable of increasing crop yields while having to use no harmful chemicals.
Once we have successfully cultured the microorganisms, we focus on developing effective seed application methods. Our team carefully formulate the microorganisms into specialized seed coatings or treatments that can be easily applied to seeds. This ensures that the beneficial microorganisms are in close proximity to the emerging roots of the plants, allowing for immediate and sustained interaction.
The application of microorganisms to seeds serves as a strategic approach to fortify plants right from the start of their growth cycle. By establishing a symbiotic relationship between the plants and the microorganisms, we enhance the plants’ ability to acquire nutrients, combat diseases, and withstand environmental stresses. This seed-based approach provides a powerful foundation for robust plant growth and development, ultimately leading to higher crop yields and improved agricultural productivity.
Our seed application methods also offer several advantages in terms of sustainability and environmental stewardship. By delivering microorganisms directly to the seeds, we reduce the need for excessive chemical inputs, such as synthetic fertilizers and pesticides. This approach minimizes the environmental impact associated with conventional agricultural practices, including soil degradation, water pollution, and biodiversity loss. It promotes a more balanced and ecologically sound approach to farming, aligning with the principles of sustainable agriculture.
Marlies Reus & Wendy Houdijk
Seed meets Technology
1681 ND Zwaagdijk-Oost
Opening hours 2023
Tuesday, September 26 : 9am – 5pm
Wednesday, September 27: 9am – 5pm
Thursday, September 28: 9am – 4pm