Juan Cruz Tubio (VU): MycoFarming

Juan Cruz Tubio (VU): MycoFarming, domesticating fungi

At the root of the Dutch farmer’s crisis, lie far too high emissions of nitrogen in the soil. Nitrogen is a critical element for a plant to grow, but in excess, it’s damaging to the underground and leads to biodiversity losses. By way of developing nitrogen sensors and using AI, areas of high emissions in farms can be detected and quantified. Combining technology and biology, MycoFarming aims to use fungi (that use high quantities of nitrogen for their growth) to reduce nitrogen emissions. Collaborating in research with Wageningen University and the University of Benin, MycoFarming  aims to bring a mycological solution to agriculture that reduces agricultural emissions by up to 86% and creates a more sustainable future. 

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