BIOSUVEG project NEWS
ONLINE THE BIOSUVEG SURVEY. CONTRIBUTE TO THE RESEARCH!
10 October 2022. BIOSUVEG proposes a survey to consumers and producers to investigate their attitude towards products and production processes using biostimulants. It is an acceptability survey addressed to fruit & vegetable consumers and growers to understand the needs, preferences and acceptance of consumers and industrial stakeholders towards BIOSUVEG tomato & vegetables.
The survey takes a few minutes and is available in English, German, Italian and Spanish. Contribute to BIOSUVEG research with your answers by 30th November 2022!
BIOSUVEG infographics at the Festival della Scienza in Genoa (IT)
Genoa, 22 October 2021. In October 2021, Genoa returns to be the capital of Science with a very rich edition of the Festival della Scienza, in its nineteenth edition. This year topic is Maps, a concept that is expressed through meetings, workshops, shows and as many as 15 exhibitions (including Color Maps, Sea and Climate Changes and Optical Illusions), crossing with artificial intelligence, health hoaxes, astrophysics and teh cosmo evolution.
BIOSUVEG, in collaboration with the EU VEG-ADAPT project, proposes the exihibition "Too hot to eat. Climate change in the field ", from 11 October to 24 October, with 5 illustrative panels at the bus shelters connected with infographics with Augmeted Reality, that can be activated by mobile phone.
“Too hot to eat. Climate change in the field " tells that the Mediterranean is a climatic hotspot for rising temperatures and decreasing rainfall, conditions that reduce the chances of successfully cultivating the varieties of horticultural crops we are used to. Thanks to 5 infographics distributed on the streets of the center at the most crowded bus stops, we discover the research currently underway on horticultural crops, cereals and forest crops to select varieties more tolerant to the stresses induced by climate change, and at the same time we understand the use of biostimulants in crops and biodiversity of the agricultural microbiome.
GRUPO AN presents BIOSUVEG to its associates
September, 30th 2021. GRUPO AN presents BIOSUVEG to its associates in its newsletter, the revista Acción Cooperativa in September 2021 issue.
The AN Group work within the project focuses on validate the biostimulant in vegetable crops under commercial field conditions. Currently, the AN Group is carrying out a test with this product in Tudela, in tomato plantations destined for industry. The trial is based on the analysis of four types of treatments: control (without biostimulant) and the applied biostimulant in three different concentrations.
BIOSUVEG in the Researchers' Night 2021
September, 24th 2021. Back in Turin, finally again in presence, the European Night of Researchers 2021 is organized by the Turin Polytechnic and University of Turin from 24 to 25 September. It is an event taking place simultaneously throughout Europe, to promote the meeting and dialogue between the world of scientific research and society, to bring citizens closer to science and inspire younger participants to choose a researcher career.
For the 2021 edition in Turin, researchers and researchers return to meet the public in two charming spaces such as the Castello del Valentino and the Botanical Garden.
BIOSUVEG project kick-off meeting
June, 18th 2021. The BIOSUVEG project has officially started. The partners have been meeting online in June the 18th, 2021. All of the partners have taken part to the meeting, agreeing on the project goals and on the respective roles. The KO meeting has been the chance as well for each partner to present itself and the activities that will performed during the BIOSUVEG project development. The BIOSUVEG project goal is making vegetable cultivation more environmentally and economically sustainable by enhancing crop yields under challenging environmental conditions. The main project will activity consist in optimizing the formulation of the biostimulant, so that each partner can tests it and valid in real situations, in greenhouses and on open soil, in various conditions of stress for plants (drought, salinity, soil fertility), in order to move from a prototypical state to a product ready for the market. By the end of the project, the project research group will have taken the biostimulant to TRL7 (system prototype demonstration in operational environment).
UNITO’s role of in BIOSUVEG is coordination and management of the project, preliminary testing of formulations under nutritional stress, testing of biostimulant in commercial greenhouse conditions, support for product exploitation plan and coordination and major contribution to the dissemination and communication activities.
Grupo AN, the biggest cooperative in Spain based on 42000 farmers, contributes to the project by validating in T3 in field conditions the product developed by the consortium in two different horticultural crops in Spain; moreover, Grupo AN collaborates also in dissemination activities.
Technische Universität München (TUM) will focus on the analysis and characterization of secondary (flavonoids and carotenoid) compounds of nutritional value in fruits of tomato and pepper issued from both preliminary testing of biostimulant formulations and testing under commercial conditions; moreover, TUM collaborates also in dissemination activities.
StrigoLab is a spin-off company of the University of Turin, specialized in the production and distribution of innovative plant molecules. StrigoLab aims to obtain support and expert collaboration within BIOSUVEG to be able to bring this product to market. StrigoLab contributes to BIOSUVEG by producing the plant extract, devising the most suitable formulation for the biostimulant to be tested in the field trials, assessing market potential and planning the route to a commercial exploitation of the novel biostimulant. Furthermore, StrigoLab performs the role of exploiting partner within the consortium.