Project

Novel biopesticide compounds from agricultural byproducts

Acronym
AIR
Duration
01 November 2021 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Industrial Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural plant protection
Keywords
plant extracts induced resistance biopesticide circular economy
 
Project description

This project aims to deliver additional data for a patent application about the defence activation effect of specific botanical extracts belonging to a specific plant family against plant pathogenic bacteria, fungi and nematodes. The spectrum of activity will be evaluated for different plant extracts and a proof of concept in the field will be realized. Also, a valorization strategy will be developed in which we will identify interesting industrial partners for licensing and to continue a collaborative research project on this topic.