Company for technological experimentation and agri-environmental research
ASTRA Innovazione e Sviluppo Srl (Agency for Technological Experimentation and Agri-environmental Research) is a service company that operates in the field of research, experimentation, innovation and dissemination in the agrifood sector.
Certification issued by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture and by the Italian Ministry of Health. The testing Facility carries out trials for the registration of active substances used in agriculture, demonstration trials and experimental trials.
In the ASTRA laboratories, chemical-physical, product and sensorial analyses are carried out on matrices of plant origin: fruit, vegetables, wine, oenological, fresh or processed.
It deals with the genetic improvement of fruit and vines, the evaluation of varietal characteristics, studies on the impact of agronomic techniques, fertilization and biostimulants on crops and soil.
ASTRA Innovazione e Sviluppo participates and coordinates projects funded by the public administration as a private scientific organization. Together with its parent company Ri.NOVA it implements as an active Unit in the Operational Groups for Innovation (GOI) and European partnerships.
National and regional projects
ASTRA manages about 45 hectares of irrigated and mostly flat land, divided between the farms of Tebano, Ex Mario Neri and Martorano 5. These correspond to the headquarters of the operating units and are home to orchards, vineyards, greenhouses, vegetable and arable field crops.