After discovering that UV-C flashes increase the resistance of plants to various pathogens, researchers Laurent Urban and Jawad Aarrouf filed a first patent in 2015. They then met Yves Matton, co-founder of Technofounders, with whom they worked. associate and create together UV Boosting in 2016.
This innovative technology consists in stimulating the natural defenses of the plant thanks to UV-C flashes, causing the triggering of a defense mechanism even before the appearance of a pathogen: the plant is thus more resistant and the damage of the pathogen is limits. The equipment offered has various advantages, including allowing a flexible processing rate, adapting to most standard agricultural machinery and requiring no consumables.
While regulatory restrictions have become increasingly stringent in recent years, UV Boosting aims to considerably reduce producers’ dependence on fungicides, mainly on vines and strawberries.
To date, more than fifty wine growers use UV Boosting equipment in several French wine regions and several meetings with players in the wine industry have taken place abroad.
At UV Boosting, we are convinced that technology and scientific research are sources of solutions for sustainable agriculture that is more respectful of the environment.