Stoller Europe and the Universitat Politècnica de València have signed a collaboration agreement for the creation of the Stoller Chair in Plant Physiology. The event was held yesterday at the Honoris Hall of the UPV Rector’s Building with the assistance of Mr. Rector Magnificent of the UPV, Mr. Francisco José Mora Mas, the director of the ETSIAMN, Mr. Alberto San Bautista Primo, the deputy director of the ETSIAMN, Chairs of Business and Cooperation, and Director of the Chair, Ms. Loreto Fenollosa Ribera and other prominent representatives of the UPV. Stoller Europe attended by its CEO, Sergio Aguilar, and its Marketing Director, Javier Bernabeu.
The main objective of the Stoller Chair is the promotion and development of scientific-technological knowledge in plant physiology, especially in the field of plant hormonal cycles, to contribute, in this way, to achieve a more sustainable agriculture and towards the future. Objective that the company hopes to achieve through training, research and implementation of progress in the context of real agriculture.
The second objective is the approach and collaboration between the business inner workings, which has taken the current pulse of the agricultural sector, and the scientific community represented by the UPV. Stoller Europe wishes to support research with direct application to the current problems of agricultural production and, at the same time, generate tools that contribute to induce more efficient and precise production models.
In the words of the CEO of Stoller, Sergio Aguilar, “The UPV is for Stoller a national and international reference in agriculture, deeply linked with the advances on the field of digital farming and with a leading research community in the knowledge of metabolic processes that regulate the plant cycle. Settings both ideal for the development of the objectives of the Stoller Chair. ”
Among the projects to be developed jointly by UPV-Stoller are: Study of the efficiency and behavior of different nitrogenous sources as fertilizers that allow reducing contamination due to excess nitrates, study of the behavior of plants in different phenological phases when their hormonal balance is negatively affected by stress situations, and improvement of agricultural production through contributions of natural hormones at key phenological moments for production, negatively affected by adverse environmental causes.
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