Project start: 01.01.2022
Project end: 31.12.2024
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Federal Office for Agriculture and Food
The focus of the BMEL/BÖLN founded HortiPrimed project is on abiotic stress pre-treatments as an alternative plant protection method for sustainable horticultural plant production. HortiPrimed will investigate and establish procedures involving abiotic stress pre-treatments as an alternative plant protection method for sustainable horticultural crop production. Dosed stress pre-treatments can result in faster and stronger defence reactions to reoccurring stress and, by this improve stress tolerance ('priming'). Such priming effects involve desirable cross-reactions leading to broader tolerance against abiotic and biotic environmental stresses and pathogens. In an interdisciplinary collaboration, HortiPrimed will develop procedures for controlled priming stimulation of juvenile plants to provide sustainable protection during the later production phase in the greenhouse.