We believe that plant biologicals has a huge potential. If we as a region country gather forces in all aspects of the value chain, from early research into application, we may be among the best to find the new ways and implement it. The network is a great opportunity to meet with relevant partners and exchange experiences and views. It is also as a platform where we can develop seminars and draw on the experts.
We need to find new sustainable ways to produce food for people. Plant biologicals is one solution to do so, and is already in use today. But we need to learn even more. Novozymes is a member of this network to explore the possibilities of plant biologicals together with partners from industry and academia. Only if we work together, we can solve one of the biggest challenges of our time – finding sustainable solutions for a growing world.
Svend Kaj PetersenHead of Technology Sourcing and External R&D Agriculture - Novozymes
Backed by our Future Farming initiative, the Plants Innovation Division of the Danish Agriculture & Food Council, considers networking to be the single most important means to accelerate knowledge building and innovation in the field of plant biologicals. We want to play an active role in developing products and technologies for our future Danish plant production and believe a further exploration of nature’s own defense and growth mechanisms is needed in order to support a sustainable development of our primary food production.
Troels ToftSector Director Plants - SEGES
Advancing life – that is what Bayer is all about. With our innovative products we are helping to improve the health of humans, animals and plants. We contribute to finding solutions to some of the major challenges of our time and that requires great partners. We are part of a Plant Biological Network because we believe it is important to show how and where plant biologics can contribute to the future of agricultural food production.
Niels BjerreAgricultural Affairs Manager - Bayer A/S
At University of Copenhagen, our research and teaching aim at a deeper understanding of the plant-microbial interactions. The applied perspectives is to collaborate with the other PBN partners on developing resilient crops that absorb stresses in responses to climate change, diseases and pest, and plants with improved growth and quality characteristics. We see the network as focused and committed partnerships towards bringing awareness to the potentials of plant biologicals.
Svend ChristensenHead of Department - University of Copenhagen
At Aarhus University we have very strong research groups working in the area of Plant Biologicals, the University have a long tradition for both looking at how to optimize plant production using novel methods and at the same time being very careful in evaluation that the new methods and products applied result in sustainable solutions in balance with nature. The potential for Plant Biologicals to increase crop production and at the same time potentially reduce the use of pesticides and chemical fertilizers are really tempting and we are eager to increase our activities in this area.
Carsten Suhr JacobsenHead of Department - Aarhus Universtiy
As a non-profit organization, DTI is devoted to translating knowledge into real value for companies and society in general. The knowledge exchange through collaboration between the industry, universities and the Danish Agriculture and Food Council, and through the workshops and seminars in PBN, we will be able to develop and offer new testing methods and data analysis to create value for agro industry and benefit future farming
Mette WalterHead of Section - DTI
Building on 140 years’ expertise within beneficial bacteria Chr-Hansen has great expectation to the Plant Biologicals Network and to the use of plant probiotics for crops
Lars MølbakR&D Manager - Chr. Hansen
At SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, we have several projects related to plant biologicals and their integrated use with other control measures. We are looking forward to take some of those projects into practical use using this network, as well as increase the awareness, new projects and teaching activities in this area.
Erik AndreassonProfessor - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
The vision for the network is to create a knowledge and innovation hub in Southern Scandinavia, which will establish the region as a significant global Plant Biologicals hub.
The combined effort will stimulate new business opportunities, improved agricultural production and education, and contribute to solve societal challenges in relation to agricultural production and the environment.