Soil analysis, metagenomics, and metabolomics are invaluable tools that aid farmers in making informed decisions to optimize agricultural practices.

Our objective is to use genetic and metabolic diversity to develop biotechnological applications reflected in agricultural products of high nutraceutical and agronomic value, which have a positive impact on human health.

“An agriculturist who comprehends their soil’s chemical and biological status gains a strategic advantage in effectively managing their crops and achieving high yields.”

NGAlab, Atens Multi-omics platform

Multi-omics platform for cutting-edge research on microorganisms, soil diversity, and their crucial interactions with crops.

Our mission is to delve deep into the intricate mechanisms by which the microbiota reshapes plant metabolism and physiology.

We are committed to harnessing the power of genetic and metabolic diversity to pave the way for groundbreaking biotechnological applications

Our services for agriculture

Metabolomics: Unveiling Soil Secrets

Metabolomics uncovers the chemical intricacies of the soil ecosystem. By analyzing metabolites produced by plants, fungi, and bacteria, this advanced technique reveals valuable insights into soil microbial activity and relationships between compounds. Discover how measuring plant defense and siderophore metabolites improves crop yield and iron nutrition, revolutionizing sustainable agriculture.

Elemental analysis: Decoding Soil Composition

Elemental Analysis is a key to unraveling soil composition and nutrient dynamics. By examining the elemental makeup and organic matter content, this technique optimizes fertilization strategies, enhancing agronomic efficiency. Learn how precise measurement of essential nutrients and organic matter improves soil health and supports sustainable agriculture for increased crop productivity.

Metagenomics: The Hidden World Beneath

Metagenomics unveils the rich diversity and functionality of soil microorganisms, shaping plant development and productivity. By analyzing soil DNA sequencing, this approach provides valuable insights into the presence and abundance of fungi, bacteria, and nematodes. Learn how Metagenomics empowers farmers to optimize agricultural practices for improved crop performance and environmental sustainability.

Pathogens PCR: Detecting Soil Threats

Pathogens PCR is a cutting-edge technique to identify and quantify soil pathogens, safeguarding plant health. By detecting usual pathogens, this method aids in implementing targeted management practices and mitigating soil-borne diseases. Discover how Pathogens PCR empowers farmers to protect crops and maintain a healthy soil ecosystem for sustainable agriculture.

Factores Clave del Suelo para el Éxito de las Plantas

Fertility of soil

Soil contains essential nutrients crucial for plant growth and development. Elemental soil analysis helps determine if these nutrients are present in the right amounts. Proper nutrient levels are vital; too low can lead to nutritional deficiencies, while excessive amounts can cause toxicity.

pH and conductivity

Soil pH affects nutrient availability for plants. Some nutrients are only accessible within specific pH ranges. Elemental soil analysis provides valuable pH information, indicating the likely nutrient availability for plants. Soil salinity impacts a plant's ability to absorb water. High soil salinity can induce water stress in plants, even in water-rich environments. Elemental soil analysis measures salinity levels.

Structure of the soil

Soil structure affects water retention and root development. Well-structured soil with the right balance of sand, silt, and clay particles facilitates water movement, retention, and root aeration.

Microbial Diversity

A high and healthy biodiversity in the soil can be beneficial for the plants. It is valuable to understand what populations of fungi, bacteria, and other microbials we have n the soil, and its quantification and interactions between each other.

Omics in Agriculture

Precision Farming: Empowering farmers with Metabolomics and soil analysis for precise nutrient application and crop protection, optimizing yields sustainably.

Early Disease Detection: Identifies pathogens and plant metabolite changes for early disease identification. Minimize crop losses and reduce chemical reliance.

Quality Improvement: Evaluates agricultural products for superior traits like flavor, aroma, nutrition, and shelf life. Enables better crop selection and improves nutraceutical value.

Environmental Impact Reduction: Better understanding of plant responses to stressors like temperature, soil, and pollution. Farmers can adopt practices for minimal environmental impact.

Crop Stress Tolerance: Reveals metabolic changes in plants under biotic and abiotic stresses like drought, extreme temperatures, or salinity, enabling the development of stress-resistant protocols.

Data-Driven Decision Making: Integrating omics data with other sources enhances decision-making, leading to efficient resource allocation, risk management, and sustainable strategies.

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