The idea for Agricola 2000 is born in 1983 from a group of students who were writing their graduation theses at the Bergamo branch of Istituto Sperimentale per la Cerealicoltura (ISC, Experimental Institute for Cereal cultivation), now known as CREA.
With the support of Prof. Francesco Salamini, in those years director of the Department of Maize Cultivation at ISC, the passion and the ambition of those students was transformed into reality and Agricola 2000 was founded, a cooperative whose primary focus is research aimed at educating and informing all the agribusiness players.
If, at its birth, 2000 was considered the goal to reach, very soon the horizon moved ahead and Agricola 2000 grew and evolved, thanks to the desire of its members to protect the planet and participate in serving food safety.
It specialized in different divisions, to guarantee an ever-greater reliability and expertise and to reach its goal of being a point of reference for the market. It develops with the organization of GEP tests GLPstudies, with activities related to the Seed department and, simultaneously, the Biostimulants & Nutrition, the Biocontrol and the Training & Projects departments are created.
In 2014, the first Campo Demo is organized. In other words, they are demonstrative fields aimed at evaluating both the efficacy of new Plant Protection Products and the yield of different crop varieties. The fields are open to the public and immediately become an important opportunity for discussion with agricultural products companies, distributors and consumers, as well as the academic world. In fact, prof. Aldo Ferrero from the Univerisity of Turin is involved in the project as the scientific supervisor.
Selection of the territory where to operate has always been a distinctive and precious factor for the work of Agricola 2000. In addition to a vast and structured coverage of the entire national territory, which allows for experimentation and research on several crops, the first facility in Spain was opened in 2022, in Torrox (Malaga), a region characterized by horticultural crops and tropical fruits and not too far away from relevant cultivation areas for pome and drupe fruits, as well as seed crops inland.
In Agricola 2000’s DNA there is an innate desire for research and innovation, a push for constant improvement of its own skills and a continuous upgrade in the techniques and methods adopted that make Agricola 2000’s services synonymous with quality, efficiency and reliability.