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Matching maize and soil Microbiome

to boost seed production sustainability

Matching maize and soil Microbiome to boost seed production sustainability


University of Modena and Reggio Emilia & Corteva have taken action to recover soil health through the project Matching maize and soil Microbiome to boost seed production sustainability.

In this webinar, you can learn more about:

  • Comparison of management practices

  • Importance of soil microorganisms networks

  • Soil bio-sustainability

  • Soil microbiome and crop yield

  • Nutrient pathways

Enrico Francia (U. of Modena and Reggio Emilia), Roberto Gatti (Corteva) and Phillip Gehlen, one of our in-house specialists have explained the results and conclusions found in this Fields4Ever action, where BeCrop technology has been used to boost seed yield and quality, matching maize and soil microbiome.

Fields4Ever is a soil health restoration initiative promoted by more than 180 actions worldwide with the goal of using BeCrop technology to promote sustainable farming. 



Prof. Enrico Francia, Ph.D.

Associate professor in Agronomy and Crop Science, he is the Principal investigator of the Crop Production group since 2014. He firmly believes that a balance of research efforts between genomics and the applied agricultural sciences will be a key driver of change affecting the global sustainability of food and farming. Only with a strong link among research on agronomy, soil science, plant breeding, and plant physiology, the contribution of genomics to future crop production will reach expectations.


Dr. Roberto Gatti

Production Research Sr. Agronomist. He has several years of experience in production and research applied to seed crops, in an international context. He works on constantly improving the seed production process for corn and other industrial crops in the Southern European region. Committed to advancing sustainability in agriculture, he’s currently pursuing an industrial Ph.D. program with the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, about the study of corn root microbiome.



Philip Gehlen_c

Phillip Gehlen

EU Business Development Manager at Biome Makers

M.Sc. (c) Agribusiness, University of Hohenheim (Germany) Agricultural engineer with a long track record in the agribusiness sector in LATAM and Europe and passionate about agtech driving the food value chain into a more sustainable and profitable ecosystem.