Rewarded Projects : Université de Toulouse (France) & Florence University (Italie)

The 2001 edition of the Groupe Roullier Innovation Awards rewarded two projects :

Université de Toulouse – France

Prof. M-T Esquerré-Tugayé, Dr. B. Dumas, Dr. S. Cluzet

Professor Esquerré-Tugayé’s (member of the French Academy of Agriculture) team from the Toulouse University’s Laboratoire Interaction des Plantes et Microorganismes (Plant and Microorganism Interaction Laboratory) was rewarded for its research in genomics regarding the expression of various genes relating to the defense and metabolism of plants of agronomic interest.

Achievements: 2 patents

4 scientific publications

2 theses conducted at Toulouse University


University of Florence – Italy

Horticulture Department – Dr. S. Mancuzo – Dr. M. Boselli

The team from the Laboratory of Electrophysiology at the University of Florence was rewarded for the development of a new technology using electrodes that allows the root and foliar absorption of mineral elements in crops to be monitored.

Achievements: this innovative technique was used to validate the effects of two Groupe Roullier products on potassium channels and the absorption of the fertiliser, as well give prominence to the activation of root pumps and the foliar penetration of fertilising elements via the leaf’s cuticle.

1 publication

Plant nutrition researcher

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Plant nutrition researcher


15 September 2017

Rewarded Projects : Université de Toulouse (France) & Florence University (Italie)

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.