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Biological solutions for horticulture, agriculture, turf management and forestry.
Although Lallemand had 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, ITHEC in France, Bioforest in Canada and the inoculant business of BrettYoung, Lallemand has become an active proponent of biological plant care solutions by developing, producing and marketing 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 undesired 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 and to stimulate natural processes to improve yield and crop quality. Studies are currently underway to evaluate the stimulation of natural plant defense 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 naturally be assimilated by plants (phosphorus solubilization, sulphur oxidation, and nitrogen fixation).