The R&D Department of the Greenhas Group strongly believes that interdisciplinarity and the contact with the academic and scientific world are key for obtaining the desired objectives.
Our main research projects are conducted in collaboration with the following important Italian organizations:
Department of Life Sciences and System Biology, UNITO – UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI TORINO
- Chemical characterization of matrices with high added value, studies of biochemistry and molecular biology to understand the content of bioactive molecules, the functioning mechanism and the efficacy of innovative prototypes.
- The study of Plant Growth Promoting Rhizobacteria (PGPR) and the interaction between plants and microorganisms: understanding the impact of microbial inoculants associated with crop roots of agrarian interest.
DBIOS Department of Bioscience, UNIMI – Università degli studi di Milano, and Department of Life Sciences and System Biology, UNITO – Università degli studi di Torino.
Characterization of prototypes on the basis of nutrients and natural compost to stimulate growth and to increase the plants’ resilience when faced with abiotic stress. The research activity comprises:
- Studies of molecular imaging to measure the levels of calcium (Ca) and other parameters to determine the redox state;
- Physiological studies to quantify the levels of Ca and other nutrients in the different parts of the plant tissue and some metabolic responses.
Study on the effects of biostimulants on the microbiota of the soil in the presence of different crops, and in particular their effect on the microbial communities and their possible impact on plant health and nutritional balance (functioning of the soil).
ERA-NET SusCrop ROOT Project – Resilience to salinity in tomatoes
Our long-term goal is to prepare the tomato as a crop for the growing surface of brackish soils. This objective is to be reached checking the performance and the adaptation of the root system of the tomato.
The project is realized in collaboration with:
- University of Wageningen – Laboratory of plant physiology
- Università degli Studi di Torino – Department of Life Sciences and system biology
- RWTH Aachen University – Institute for Biology l / Botany
- INRA, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique-Research Unit GAFL: Genetics and fruit and vegetable cultivation
- Vilmorin&Cie, HM Clause
Meg-Mutable Efficient Growing
Study of the need for illumination of agrarian crops during the different phenological phases of the crops, through the use of lights of variable spectra.
Valorization and characterization of subproducts derived from the nutraceutical industry rich in bioactive molecules.