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Accreditations and Distinctions

Welcome to InnovPlantProtect

InnovPlantProtect (InPP) is a collaborative laboratory (CoLab), a public-private non-profit association, created to develop biobased innovative solutions to protect crops from pests and diseases, and provide monitoring and diagnosis services, thus contributing to the sustainability of agricultural systems. Its main focus are Mediterranean crops, specilly their protection against emergent pests and diseases associated with climate change, whose harmful effects are already visible in many countries, including Portugal.

InnovPlantProtect was on RTP 1’s “Portugal em Direto” program

InnovPlantProtect was on RTP 1’s “Portugal em Direto” program

On the 3rd of August 2022, InnovPlantProtect (InPP) was featured on RTP 1's national television program, “Portugal em Direto”. RTP 1 issued a Special Report, carried out by journalist Teresa Marques, which disclosed the solution that our team has developed to inhibit...

InPP inaugurates new facilities in Elvas today

InPP inaugurates new facilities in Elvas today

The new InnovPlantProtect (InPP) facilities, which involved an investment of 2.8 million euros, were officially opened this Thursday, 28th July, at 2:30 pm, in the building of the National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV) - Polo de Elvas, in...

Our Products

New biopesticides

Based on oligopeptides/ RNA interference

  • Produced by GRAS (generally recognized as safe) microorganisms or from the phytomicrobiome
  • Formulated with biocompatible micro/ nanoparticles

New plant varieties

  • Through selection assisted by molecular markers
  • Through genome editing

InnovPlantProtect was on RTP 1’s “Portugal em Direto” program

On the 3rd of August 2022, InnovPlantProtect (InPP) was featured on RTP 1's national television program, “Portugal em Direto”. RTP 1 issued a Special Report, carried out by journalist Teresa Marques, which disclosed the solution that our team has developed to inhibit...

InPP team collects samples of infected rice in Mondego to learn more about the fungus that attacks this crop

On the 1st of August, researchers at InnovPlantProtect (InPP), Cristina Azevedo and Rupesh Singh, traveled to the Mondego area, in Montemor-o-Velho, to collect samples of rice infected with fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae, that causes rice blast disease, one of the...

InPP inaugurates new facilities in Elvas today

The new InnovPlantProtect (InPP) facilities, which involved an investment of 2.8 million euros, were officially opened this Thursday, 28th July, at 2:30 pm, in the building of the National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV) - Polo de Elvas, in...

Our Services

Laboratorial

  • Molecular identification and diagnosis of pests and diseases
  • Characterization of matrices using FT-NIR (Fourier-transformed – near infrared spectroscopy)
  • Molecular identification of plant varieties
  • Development of agricultural formulations

Digital

  • Digital Monitoring of pests/ diseases
  • Prediction models for pest and disease dissemination based on remote sensing
  • Risk models for emergent pests and diseases based on remote sensing an artificial intelligence
  • Microbiome analysis
  • Comparative genomics

Our Departments

InnovPlantProtect was on RTP 1’s “Portugal em Direto” program

On the 3rd of August 2022, InnovPlantProtect (InPP) was featured on RTP 1's national television program, “Portugal em Direto”. RTP 1 issued a Special Report, carried out by journalist Teresa Marques, which disclosed the solution that our team has developed to inhibit...

InPP team collects samples of infected rice in Mondego to learn more about the fungus that attacks this crop

On the 1st of August, researchers at InnovPlantProtect (InPP), Cristina Azevedo and Rupesh Singh, traveled to the Mondego area, in Montemor-o-Velho, to collect samples of rice infected with fungal pathogen Magnaporthe oryzae, that causes rice blast disease, one of the...

InPP inaugurates new facilities in Elvas today

The new InnovPlantProtect (InPP) facilities, which involved an investment of 2.8 million euros, were officially opened this Thursday, 28th July, at 2:30 pm, in the building of the National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV) - Polo de Elvas, in...

InPP’s researchers submit the first provisional patent application

InnovPlantProtect’s researchers have just submitted the first provisional patent application for the industrial protection of a bacterial strain, isolated from nature and ecologically safe, which has high efficiency in controlling fire blight. Fire blight is a disease...