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Valagro's research has resulted in an improved formula that is more effective in meeting the nutritional and productivity needs of crops in soil conditions with high salinity levels
Numerous events took place over the last few weeks to present the new RETROSAL® product, marking the Valagro Group's willingness to listen to the needs of its customers and to best satisfy them through an ever-increasing supply of innovative and sustainable solutions. In particular, in Spain, Egypt, Mexico and Italy the new RETROSAL® product have been presented to growers, technicians and major distributors from these countries, on the occasion of several Valagro Academy meetings and during some special events organised exclusively in collaboration with our best customers (such as Agricola El Moron e Servicio Agrotecnico In Mexico, And El Safa Fertilizers & Chemicals In Egypt).
In addition to calcium, which promotes the dispersion of sodium particles, restoring excellent physical and chemical conditions in the soil, the new RETROSAL® is enriched with a specific combination of active ingredients that can improve crop nutrition under conditions of salt stress, helping them to remain healthy and encouraging higher productivity and better quality.
The new formulation of RETROSAL® was created by GeaPower (GEA 216), Valagro's exclusive technology platform based on a combination of state-of-the-art research methodologies. In particular, the effectiveness of the new RETROSAL® has been demonstrated by genomic and phenomic tests on crops sensitive to salinity stress, conducted in collaboration with some of the best international research centres such as the University of Milan and the Agrobios Research Centre (Matera), which specifically collaborated in the field of phenomics research. In addition, these methodologies were supported by the microphenotyping platform developed by Valagro's R&D team, which was used for the first time. The use of this technology highlighted a significant increase of biomass in plants treated with the new RETROSAL®, confirming the biostimulant effect on plants under salt stress. Finally, the launch of RETROSAL® was preceded by a rigorous series of field tests conducted with the collaboration of the best experimental centres in the world (84 tests in 6 different countries). These tests were carried out on horticultural crops such as tomatoes, lettuce, melon and peppers, and fruit crops such as strawberry and drupaceae, under soil conditions with high salt levels.