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Redebel has developed a research project focused on biostimulants which began on the 1st of October 2020 and will run for a period of three years. The aim of the project is to study certain products and identify potential correlations between the efficacy results of tests conducted under controlled conditions and the results of field trials.
This research meets the need for efficacy validation protocols for biostimulants in the context of recent changes in European regulations on fertilizers where biostimulants constitute a new functional category.
Redebel has rolled out this project in partnership with the University of Liège (ULiège) and the Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain) to determine what laboratory tests are most predictive of success in the field.
Specifically, the study looks at the effects of water stress and nitrogen efficiency during two growing seasons on:
- different types of biostimulants (inorganic, organic and microbial)
- three different crops (cereals, potatoes and maize)
In parallel with the field trials conducted by Redebel, ULiège and UCLouvain will set up laboratory tests under controlled conditions.
Many tests will be conducted and observations made over the course of these three years. On the basis of all the results, a correlation analysis will be conducted to identify the tests run under controlled conditions that are most relevant for the development of new biostimulant products.
Redebel has engaged in this project with a view to optimizing the research and development of new biostimulant products by offering targeted studies to determine the effectiveness of your product.