TAINT TESTS, PROCESSING TESTS, VINIFICATION TESTS
Agri 2000 Net has a panel of expert tasters for carrying out taint tests on all fresh or processed agricultural products, in compliance with the EPPO PP 1/242 (2) guideline.
Agri 2000 Net autonomously produces many types of processed products (e.g. from fruit, tomatoes or potatoes: juices, purées, jams, concentrates, frozen foods; olive oil, table olives).
For processes involving a biological factor (e.g. yeasts in fermentation) processing studies are carried out by detecting the significant parameters for the process (e.g. acidity, brine concentration, etc.) in order to identify or exclude possible negative influences of the applications in the field and in post-harvest of the experimental products.
Compliance with EPPO guideline PP 1/243 (2).
Agri2000 is able to carry out, through collaborations with specialized structures, winemaking tests to evaluate the influence of applications in the field on the winemaking process and on the quality of the wine obtained.
Compliance with EPPO guideline PP 1/268 (1).
PRELIMINARY AND SEMI-FIELD STUDIES
Agri 2000 Net performs laboratory tests and semi-field tests for new biostimulants. The studies are conducted directly in Agri 2000 Net laboratories, growth chambers and air-conditioned greenhouses, and in collaboration with public and private scientific institutions.
- Screening and selection of candidate biological matrices for biostimulating effect;
- Characterization of biostimulant effects;
- Study of the mechanism of action: analysis of the metabolic pathways stimulated in microorganisms or model plants (bio-assays, biochemical tests, genomics and metabolomics tests);
- Study of dosages in relation to target effects;
- Simulation of abiotic stress under controlled conditions to verify the effect of biostimulants in containing their negative effects.
AGRONOMIC TESTS IN OPEN FIELD AND GREENHOUSE
Agri 2000 Net designs and carries out agronomic trials in open fields and greenhouses for the development and registration of biostimulants and fertilizers. The skills and experience accumulated make it possible to define the most appropriate protocols that comply with national regulatory requirements and with the European regulation 2019/1009. These skills are supported by the participation of the bio-solutions development manager of Agri 2000 Net in the CEN working group on standards for demonstrating biostimulant claims.
The tests are conducted with a careful choice of the location of the tests, of the most uniform conditions possible and are supported by the availability of a vast series of instruments for detecting the physiological conditions of the plants (water stress, chlorophyll content, photosynthesis trend, gases from the leaves) and the quality of the harvested product (hardness, acidity, colour).
The findings on the quality of the harvested product can be integrated by the sensory analyzes carried out by the panel of sensory judges of Agri 2000 Net.
BIOSTIMULANT REGISTRATION SUPPORT
Agri 2000 Net provides support for the registration of biostimulant products according to the national requirements of European countries and according to the requirements of the EU regulation 2019/1009.
DEMONSTRATIVE TESTS IN SYNERGY WITH SUPPLY CHAIN ORGANIZATIONS
Agri 2000 Net has entered into partnerships with important supply chain organizations and has organic forms of collaboration with others. This makes it possible to organize trials to demonstrate the products’ ability to improve the profitability of farmers participating in the supply chains concerned.