Omar Castaño finished his internship at Grupo Iñesta the 12th of June by expounding his end-of-degree project aiming to prove the effectiveness of btl Forte®. Thanks to the agreement with the University of Alicante the company continues providing the opportunity to UA students to investigate and develop the project needed to finish their degree.
Omar studied the benefits of btl Forte®, a self-defence inducer developed by Grupo Iñesta that drives the plant into an alert state, causing a rapid immune response against a possible pathogenic attack.
It has been proved that the application of btl Forte® increases the levels of the mail molecules that participate in the self-defence response against an infection. As an example, btl Forte® can increment significantly the L-proline level, phenolic compounds and pathogenesis-related proteins (PR).
On the whole, btl Forte® promotes the plant to defend itself in the best way possible against a disease and, in case of a pathogenic attack, to minor the incidence of the disease. This will let the plant having a great vigour, and efficient vegetative development and to improve productivity.