Biological solutions for forest owners and professional growers.
Although Lallemand focused on the production of yeast for the North American baking industry in the early 20th century, by using the acquired knowledge and the technological assets in microbiology and fermentation as a base, Lallemand has come to serve the needs of other industries through the production of specialty yeast and bacteria, and their derivatives.
Through the acquisition of Verdera Oy in Finland and ITHEC in France, Lallemand has become an active proponent of biological plant care solutions by developing and producing fungal, bacterial and yeast biocontrol products, biofertilizers and biostimulants for application in forestry, agriculture, horticulture, turf management and consumer gardening.
Lallemand Plant Care specializes in supplying biological plant protection, biostimulation and biofertilization products that improve productivity and plant vitality, without releasing pesticide residues into the environment. Biological plant protection utilizes nature’s own methods for the prevention of plant diseases and pests. Pathogens are controlled by their natural enemies – microbes isolated from nature. Biostimulation is another method used to improve plant resistance to disease and stress. Studies are currently underway to evaluate the stimulation of natural plant defence mechanisms. Biofertilization optimizes soil resources to stimulate root growth, permitting better mineralization of the organic matter and solubilizing minerals already present in the soil, but in forms that cannot be assimilated by plants.