Services and Cooperation

MicroSolo research4

The Soil Microbiology Lab establishes collaborations with farmers, in order to explore agricultural practices that maximize the beneficial effects of the soil microbiome, namely with the purpose of overcoming the effects of chemical constraints or the presence of plant-pathogens.

Regarding of more specific services, the Soil Microbiology Lab has to offer:

-Evaluation of the mycorrhiza colonization rate;

-Evaluation of soil parameters related to microbial activity (enzymatic activities, respiration rate, microbial C);

-Quantification of rhizobial populations;

-Detection of the presence in a given soil of rhizobial populations specific to the leguminous species of interest.

With the aim of bringing the producers closer to the latest results of the scientific research in this field, several meetings open to the region farmers are organized every year.