|KEY RESULTS OF THE LAST TWO SEMESTERS|
(October 2017 - October 2018)
The SMARTBIOCONTROL project portfolio, supported by the Interreg France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen program, brings together 26 partners on both sides of the Franco-Belgian border, working in partnership for the development of a more sustainable agriculture.
The ambition of SMARTBIOCONTROL: To develop new antifungal molecules of natural origin - lipopeptides - with an effectiveness and cost comparable to the current conventional solutions for crop protection.
The BIOPROD project in particular is dedicated to several areas of the work including:
- The optimization of the production (yield, cost, scaling) of lipopeptides from bacteria of the genus Bacillus;
- The study of the biodegradability and cytotoxicity of these lipopeptides;
- The formulation of molecules to make them more effective.
This newsletter details the progress and the recent results of this constitutive project of SMARTBIOCONTROL, whose closing is scheduled for October 2020.
In addition, you will find information on the results of a qualitative survey of cooperatives and traders in the targeted Interreg zone, which results in a better understanding of the perceptions and expectations of prescribers and farmers on biocontrol.