Heitor Cantarella, is the Director of the Soils and Environmental Resources Center at Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC) in Brazil. His expertise is in nitrogen, fertilizer use efficiency, soil analysis, and environmental issues related to fertilizer use in agriculture. He has worked with fertilization with a variety of crops including maize, citrus, and sugarcane. His work helped to set the basis for fertilizer and lime recommendations for crops in Brazil as one of the editors of Bulletin 100, a key and widely used publication for this purpose.

Dr. Cantarella is also engaged in the multidisciplinary group of scientists that coordinate FAPESP’s Bioenergy Program (BIOEN), which supports research in various areas of bioenergy. He is also the present coordinator of the Nutrient for Life in Brazil, an initiative promoted by ANDA and IPNI to educate the common citizen about the nature and the benefits of fertilizer for food production and quality.

Dr. Cantarella has published more than 70 books and book chapters and 130 original papers in prestigious international journals such as Advances in Agronomy, Plant and Soil, Global Change Biology Bioenergy, Scientific Reports, Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, Water and Air Pollution, Journal of Environmental Quality, Soil Science Society of America Journal, Agronomy Journal, and others. peer-reviewed journals.

Among recent prizes and professional recognitions are the VALE-CAPES Prize of Science and Sustainability (2013): National award as supervisor of MS dissertation (2014), the Hero of the Brazilian Green Revolution - FAO-United Nations, ANDEF, ABAG e EMBRAPA (2015), the IPNI (International Plant Nutrition Institute Award on Plant Nutrition (Brazil, 2016), and the IFA Norman Borlaug Award 2017 (IFA Paris-Zurich, 2017).

Heitor Cantarella - Doctor in Agronomy

Innovation news

New experiments on dairy cows in Spain

3 June 2019

In mid-April, the CMI Roullier Animal Nutrition team met Dr Alex BACH, research professor at the ICREA* and head of the department of ruminant production at the IRTA*, and his team on the experimental Spanish farm Blanca From the Pyrenees

23rd meeting of the ISS International Seaweed Symposium

28 May 2019

The 23rd meeting of the International Seaweed Symposium (ISS) was held in South Korea from 28 April - 3 May 2019, on the theme of “Seaweeds: from Tradition to Innovation”.

CMI partner for the « 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference » in Hungary

10 April 2019

From March 24 to 26, the 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference took place in Budapest, Hungary. International scientific researchers presented their works focusing on the impact of climate change on crop production and proposed solutions to maintain and increase crop productivity in this new context.

The CMI and TAI in partnership with the French Atlas of Soil Bacteria

13 February 2019

Soil represents a vital area of research for the agriculture of tomorrow. The billions of bacteria that can be found in one single gram of soil are an important source of growth for plants. It is for this reason that this issue has a specific R&D department within the CMI, where we have taken in two postdoctoral researchers from Professor Lionel Ranjard’s team from the INRA Agroecology Mixed Research Unit.

Biocontrol for phytoparasitic nematodes

13 February 2019

Phytoparasitic nematodes are microscopic roundworms found in agricultural soils. They affect root development and cause significant yield losses for crops such as potatoes, sugar beet, carrots and cereals. These pests reduce global agricultural production by about 11%, a loss of several million tonnes of crops each year. For environmental and health reasons, almost all of […]

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CMI’s R&D partners with ISTRO, the International Soil Tillage Organisation

22 October 2018

The ISTRO organises an international conference every three years to assess progress in terms of research and innovation attracting around 350 participants (researchers, development engineers, technical or agricultural machinery institutes, educators).

Creation of the LMH Innovation division, working for all professions within the Group

20 September 2018

LMH is enhancing its organisational structure in order to better meet the growing needs of all the Group’s employees on the topic of microorganisms, and the division will enable optimised and accelerated innovation in this field.

Cérémonie de remise de prix des Innovation Awards

The Roullier Innovation Awards 2018 Ceremony day

3 July 2018

On Thursday 28 June, the 2018 Roullier Innovation Awards trophies were presented to the two winners during a wonderful ceremony day.

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Interview with Dr. Bernard Dumas, winner of the Innovation Awards first edition in 2001

23 March 2018

In 2001, the first Innovation Awards event, formerly the Plant Engineering Prize, rewarded 2 research laboratories for their scientific projects. We wanted to have a talk with Dr. Bernard Dumas, head of the winning team from the University of Toulouse.

Dr. Heitor Cantarella

Interview with Pr. Heitor Cantarella, member of the jury for the Innovation Awards

28 February 2018

To end our series of interviews, we met with Pr. Heitor Cantarella, Director of the Soils and Environmental Resources Center at the Agronomic Institute of Campinas, Brazil.

Who is Groupe Roullier?

Since 1959, the Groupe Roullier‘s teams have been meeting the real needs of industry in the sector. A major operator in Animal and Plant Nutrition for 60 years, the Groupe Roullier has always continued to develop its expertise and skillsets. To maintain its leadership in these domains, the Centre Mondial de l’Innovation Roullier was created in Saint-Malo, historical hometown of its first production unit, to gather on a single site and with unique means, all skills involved in the innovation process.

To get more information, head to the page dedicated to the innovation at CMI Roullier.