With 5 generations of know-how in the cultivation of aromatic and medicinal plants in the Grasse region, the creation of JEX, Jean GAZIGNAIRE – MUL Group’s Experimental Garden, allows our agronomic team to conduct trials to innovate and improve our agroecological practices in regenerative organic agriculture. Pushing our thoughts, in a constant search for excellence, by detaching ourselves from our certainties, that is innovation.
Our studies on over-densification of Centifolia Roses have led us to take an interest in the ancestral practice of braiding or rolling roses. Identifying the advantages and disadvantages of this technique will help us to adapt to the challenges of climate change in the years to come.
At the same time, we are starting research and experimentation on natural treatments at JEX: fermented extracts, decoctions, hydrolats and essential oils will be tested within a rigorous scientific framework, in conjunction with our professional partners. At a time when farm autonomy is more important than ever, we must anticipate independence from inputs, while meeting the health requirements of our crops, and thus encourage sustainable agricultural models that protect the soil and biodiversity.
The first results of our experiments at the JEX are encouraging: quantities of carbon retained, quantities of green manure used, index of biodiversity and soil biological activity.
The aim of each experiment is to create a detailed cultivation itinerary that can be replicated by our partner producers.