Technology offer : Alternative to traditional lawn

Technology's description

The IRD and the Laboratory of Tropical and Mediterranean Symbiosis (LSTM) have developed an innovative composition which consists of grasses ,clover ,symbiotic bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi.

This "grass" of a new kind has been developed in partnership with the city of Montpellier to be turfed on the tram line in the city. It is highly resistant to water stress and pollution and requires little maintenance and inputs. Its new composition guarantees a green color throughout the year.

This technology is suitable for several uses:

  • Tramway
  • Green roof
  • Lawned Parking
  • Urban green space
  • Road & highway grass
  • Planting grass turf for orchards and vineyards

This environmentally friendly technology is particularly suited for Mediterranean climate.


  • Inexpensive maintenance
  • Broad spectrum of Use
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Particularly suitable to urban / peri-urban areas
Ref : OT-00059

Area of activity : AGRONOMY

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Industrial applications

  • Urban planning, turf farm

Intellectual property

  • This technology is patented

Technology transfer

  • License


Jean-François BIELA
Business developer
P: +33 (0)4 91 99 94 73