NATURAL PLANT PROTECTION AND BIOSTIMULATION

Project funded by the Nouvelle Aquitaine region

Sometimes nature is generous, allowing humans to extract the best it has to offer to meet their needs. This conviction is what drove the BIOVITIS team to successfully conduct tests to determine the effectiveness of over twenty plant extracts in treating vine diseases. The tests were conducted from 2010 to 2013 in compliance with good experimental practices (GEP), then with strip tests in the field from 2013 to 2015, and on all crops starting in 2016.

The development of a natural physical extraction extraction process that is accessible to all end users made it possible to concentrate twenty times more active ingredients than the traditional method and naturally stabilize our solutions. All of our solutions have been certified free of microorganisms and heavy metals according to analysis conducted by an accredited laboratory.

These solutions also limit the occurrence of coulure, improve yields and quality, while at the same time reducing the crops’ sensitivity to climatic stresses.
All BIOVITIS Natural preparations are suitable for use in organic farming.

This major innovation in the development of natural preparations has now made them accessible to a much wider audience, whereas they were previously limited to artisanal use. The convenient liquid formulations are ready-to-use and stable, which relieves users from the tedious and hazardous chore of preparing the products themselves. They are miscible with all plant protection products and can mitigate the potential phytotoxicity of certain mixtures while also improving spray quality. Once absorbed, they stimulate the plant’s natural defence mechanisms and are not at risk of being leached away. The natural preparations are effective against several sites where parasites are active and therefore are not affected by resistance phenomena.

The dry plants used in BIOVITIS natural preparations are guaranteed to contain active ingredients that are pesticide-free. They are produced on agricultural land considered to be of low interest for the agri-food industry, where they enhance value for the preservation of sustainable farming and landscaping. Farmland that was once overlooked has therefore regained significant interest.

In 2020, a circular economy project was established in France for the supply of quality raw materials.

Our green waste is integrated into refined compost and what remains is used to feed soil microorganisms in a slurry. Our waste is therefore fully recycled within the industrial system to benefit people and respect the environment.

Manufacturing: from artisanal processes to sustainable production 

 

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