A research project developed by Ideagro to reduce the application of fertilizers in agriculture through the contribution of microorganisms is obtaining important results in melon, tomato, broccoli, apricot, and citrus crops in an experimental farm located in the Murcian district of Yechar.
The Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Luengo, together with the mayor of Mula, Juan Jesus Moreno, the director of IMIDA, Victor Serrano, and various councillors of the municipal corporation, visited the farm where the investigation is being conducted to learn first-hand about the results obtained so far.
Pedro Palazon, one of the people responsible for Agro in the Yechar area, said that this project, which has the support of the Ministry, had allowed reducing the contributions of environmental nitrogen by 30% through the incorporation of microorganisms with very interesting results that will contribute to having more sustainable and healthy agriculture. “Microorganisms can be a great tool to develop more efficient agriculture,” he stated.
Antonio Luengo highlighted that the Region of Murcia’s agricultural sector continues to invest in innovation and technology. “We are pioneers in agriculture and exporters in agricultural technology. We are experts in water efficiency and it is very important people get to know this kind of project to reduce the application of fertilizers in agriculture. It is a very positive thing and it will allow, with all the guarantees and without affecting the final product as it’s being demonstrated, to reduce nitrates and phosphates both in the land and in the aquifers. It’s yet another tool to conduct the kind of sustainable agriculture we pioneer in.”
The results of the research are already being applied in agricultural productions in the fields of Cartagena and Lorca.