ICL has signed a collaboration agreement to harness the latest sensor-based technology to test proposed fertilizers.
The agreement is with the Faculty of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the Hebrew University and the technology is called Plantarray.
Developed by Plant-DiTech, the process rapidly analyzes and quantifies a plant’s response to different fertilizers. Using Plantarray is expected to increase precision and very significantly reduce the timeline for developing new fertilizer solution.
ICL’s VP of Agronomy Hillel Magen says, “As a company that believes in a detailed agronomic-scientific foundation for every material we sell to customers, this system is an important and central tool in our ability to provide customers with science-based solutions.”
The testing will take place at the Hebrew University’s iCORE greenhouse. The most promising formulas and applications will be identified for further development and commercialization.