Biolchim runs on the sustainability road

At the Congress on microorganisms, in Belgrade, studies become concrete solutions for a new agriculture

Biolchim, a pioneer in the production of biostimulants and special fertilizers, continues to lead the advancement towards sustainable agriculture.

Vincenzo Michele Sellitto, recognized expert on microorganisms and soil biodiversity, and involved in Biolchim’s Global Innovation Department, was recently the protagonist of the international workshop entitled Trends in Microbial Solutions for Sustainable Agriculture, held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 13 to 15 September 2023.

His presentation Living Soil: A New Paradigm for Innovative Agriculture, garnered wide interest and further solidified Biolchim‘s commitment to revolutionizing agricultural practices around the world.

In an era of growing concerns about the environmental impact of chemical pesticides, rising food demand due to population growth and the effects of climate change on agriculture, the need for sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives became more pressing.

Recognizing this, Biolchim has been aiming since years to develop innovative biofertilizers and agricultural biotechnologies that are at the same time performing, virtuous for the environment and economically sustainable for producers.

The workshop internazionale, co-organized by the University of Belgrade and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in Trieste (IT), with the support of the Federation of European Microbiological Societies (FEMS) and the Ministry of Science, Technological Development and Innovations of the Republic of Serbia, brought together 160 participants from 41 countries.

Thirty esteemed speakers from 15 nations, including Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain and the Netherlands, gathered to share insights and innovations in the field of microbial solutions for sustainable agriculture.

Sellitto’s presentation was a highlight of the workshop, as it delved into the critical issues of the development of environmentally friendly biofertilizers and microbial inoculants, presenting molecular studies on plant resistance to various stress, delving into the communication mechanisms between plants and associated microorganisms and highlighting the emerging threat of some phytopathogens.

Biolchim distinguished itself also for its attention to soil fertility management and for its innovative approach to the challenge of nematode infestations.

The workshop proved to be a valuable platform to exchange scientific ideas and the starting point of international collaborations and joint scientific projects. Biolchim‘s commitment to sustainable, safe and profitable agriculture remains unwavering and Sellitto’s presentation reaffirmed the company’s dedication to pioneering innovative solutions.