On December 2, 2021 Prof. Eligio Malusa participated in a webinar “The soil is alive: microbiome, precision agriculture, climate change, holobiont, innovations”, organised by TerraEVita – a major Italian publisher in the agricultural sector.
The title of the presentation was “Integrated microbiological strategies for Agriculture 4.0: pre-, pro, post-biotic” (in Italian “Strategie microbiologiche integrate per l’agricoltura 4.0: pre-, pro-, post-biotici”). Agriculture 4.0 is a term that indicates the next major trends in the agri-food sector. It includes a greater focus on a more precise agriculture, the use of technology, Internet and databases as means to improve the agricultural efficiency in a climate change scenario and increase in the world population. In this context, the use of microorganisms can help to improve the productivity of crops in a sustainable way and also become a tool for mitigating growing environmental and climate concerns.
The recording of the webinar (in Italian) can be found here.