Ankara, Çankaya, Ankara, İç Anadolu Bölgesi, 06660, Türkiye
Member Since 2022
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It is to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers by producing local preparations that increase plant resistance and yield with endophytic bacteria that we will detect at the species level with eDNA, that is, environmental DNA method, for our soils whose natural structure is deteriorated due to the use of chemical fertilizers.

It is to reduce the use of chemical fertilizers by producing local isolates that increase plant resistance and yield with endophytic bacteria, which we will detect at the species level with eDNA, that is, environmental DNA method. Instead of producing a single fertilizer, we will be able to modify the isolate we will produce in a way that is specific to each plant. Endophytic microorganisms can directly benefit host plants by improving plant nutrient uptake and modulating growth and stress-related hormones. It has also been reported that it can improve plant health.

Why your idea is a “winner"?:

By developing a fertilizer supplement specific to each plant with eDNA metabarcoding, we will develop biofertilizer formulations based on the beneficial types of endophytic microorganisms for the plant. This formulation will be more effective than conventional biofertilizers in harsh arid, polluted, saline, alkaline and acid soil conditions. Traditional biofertilizers containing soil-derived microorganisms can be ineffective in most cases due to abiotic and biotic stress conditions in the soil.

What is your current or intended business/revenue model?:

In this business, where we foresee the B2B mode of operation, the commission we will receive on fertilizer sales constitutes our income model.

Do you have any Patent or IP registered (related to the solution that you are looking for an investment)?:

No

Has your technology already been implemented in any field/sector?:

Yes, it has been implemented in fields like biodiversity, and conservation biology.

Which market and customer need(s)/problem(s) is (are) your products(s)/service(s) going to solve?:

Excessive use of chemical fertilizers has led to an increase in the acidity of tea cultivation soils. It is accompanied by problems such as high metal toxicity, decreased nitrogen-fixing bacteria activity and increased phosphorus immobilization; Soil biochemistry, which changes due to the plants'; inability to get enough nutrients from the soil, the decrease in the water holding capacity of the soil, the loss of biodiversity in the soil and the pollution of natural resources by harmful substances accumulated in the soil with precipitation, adversely affect the yield and quality of tea.

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