Intra radice S.L.
INTRA RADICE is a laboratory specialising in development of microbiological procedures that provide key knowledge and information for the sustainable growth of companies in the agroforestry sector.
We are leaders for technology integration and transfer for the development of a working system to interpret microbial action occurring in soils and plants..
We actively participate to ensure the feasibility of our clients’ projects and offer services and strategies for the production and application of micro-organisms and their interactions with agroforestry products.
“The use of micro-organisms to improve crops and soil and plant quality is a new and growing trend worldwide, laying the foundations for a more environmentally-friendly future for both people and our planet.”.
Wide experience in the field of new technologies
Ever since obtaining my Microbiology Degree from the National University of Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina in 1978, I have always worked in areas related with soil microbiology.
I specialise in the fascinating world of beneficial fungi and bacteria and their incessant effects on plants, soils and other phytopathogenic micro-organisms, developing techniques to reveal these processes which are invisible to the human eye.
Since the 1980s my professional career has focused on mycorrhizae-forming fungi, with the support and supervision of one of the leading exponents in this field, Dr José Miguel Barea Navarro of the Zaidín Experimental Station in Granada, Spain.
I currently stand out as an expert in the recognition, use and interpretation of mycorrhizal colonisation in plant roots and quantification of spores and propagules in soils, substrates and inoculants.
I have also developed techniques to study the colonisation of other fungi and bacteria and their effects on soils and plants.
Another of my areas of expertise is the use of bionutrients such as amino acids, natural plant extracts, metabolic activators and biostimulants in general.
My interest in interpreting their effects on plants and soils has led me to develop evaluation strategies through experimental assays in climate chambers and greenhouses.
With the assistance of Mr Carlos Tesino Viel, this concept has been expanded to greenhouse assays, including construction of a phytotron for assays with specially controlled light, temperature and irrigation conditions.