NASPA

Shown to alter nitrogen cycling rate, reduce the need for nitrogen fertilisers and associated leaching of nitrates into water streams, and of N2O emissions from agricultural soils.

NASPA was an Interreg project running from 2017 to 2023 with 15 partners from SMEs, university laboratories, research centres, major farming companies and food retailers have combined their competences in discovering and developing new biomolecules from biomass available in the European-Atlantic region (seaweeds, microalgae, marine plants, weeds) to control key crop diseases or stimulate crops grown in the regions, mitigating the effects of environmental stress and reducing the fertiliser footprint.

NASPA is developing a new generation of products based on bioactive compounds from seaweed/fish waste/aquatic plants combined with key plant micronutrients. These will either induce crops to produce protective (antimicrobial, anti-oxidant) substances against fungal pathogens which infect them or improve plant health making crops less prone to diseases via better nutrition and biostimulation.

PROJECT UPDATES

NASPA – Use of microbials in Potatoes

MAINCROP POTATOES – POT TRIALS Microbials significantly outperformed Standard Fungicide Consortium-Plus slightly outperformed Consortium-Z Consortium-Plus 353% increase in tuber weight at Tuber Initiation Significant increase in rooting and tuber set These Pot trials...

NASPA – New biostimulant research

The Interreg NASPA project covers 5 European countries comprising 12 partners from SMEs, university laboratories, research centres, major farming companies and food retailers. We have combined our competences in discovering and developing new biomolecules from biomass...