TIMAC AGRO France launched a dedicated Phosph’Or app
The Phosph'Or app is simple. A farmer just needs to geolocalise their farm to find the average levels of phosphorus and pH in the area (data from INRA, the National Institute of Agronomic Research), enter the characteristics of the farm (type of soil, the last phosphorus readings), and specify the crop concerned and the desired yield target. By combining all this information, the farmer will receive an analysis based on the COMIFER model, allowing them to identify their crops’ needs in order to provide appropriate dosages.
The creation of such an app stems from observations made by the INRA and various technical institutes on the lack of Phosphorus in soils. The effect on yields can be serious. It was therefore important for TIMAC AGRO France, a market leader in Phosphorus, to find a solution placing the latter back at the heart of fertilization.
The CMI and TAI in partnership with the French Atlas of Soil Bacteria
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
CMI’s R&D partners with ISTRO, the International Soil Tillage Organisation
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).