Seagriculture EU

21 - 22 June 2023

Trondheim, Norway

Exploring the potential of biostimulants in agriculture and sports turf: seaweed variants and beyond

Luke Davidson, Founder, Abundigro, The Netherlands

About the speaker: 

Luke Davidson is the Founder of Abundigro and Co-Founder of Makro Organics Europe, biotechnology companies that specialize in sustainable solutions for agriculture and sports turf management. With a deep understanding of plant biology, genetics, and microbiology, Luke has led Abundigro to become a leading player in the biostimulant market. Through his leadership and expertise, Abundigro has created high-performance products that improve crop and turf health while minimizing environmental impact. Prior to founding Abundigro, Luke gained extensive experience in the field of agriculture and biotechnology. He is passionate about advancing sustainable agriculture and promoting the use of innovative technologies and practices to create a healthier planet.t.

Company info:


Abundigro envisions an agricultural and sports turf world supported and enriched by plant based solutions. We believe that the wisdom of the earth has all we require to bring about high yielding rich crops and playing surfaces.


  • Biostimulants have great potential to enhance plant and soil health in agriculture and sportsturf management, including seaweed extracts, protein hydrolysate, fulvic and humic acids, silicic acid, biological surfactants, chitosan, and saponins. We will focus on the advantages Ecklonia Maxima Kelp Seaweed has on root and plant health as well as crop yield in depth and then give an overview of a complete portfolio.
  • Biostimulants can improve nutrient uptake, root growth, stress tolerance, and pest and disease resistance, while reducing the need for synthetic inputs and their associated environmental impacts.
  • Careful selection and optimization of biostimulants is crucial to maximize their benefits and minimize their costs, taking into account factors such as product quality, application rates, and plant species and stage.