The agricultural sector is constantly evolving and as a result the consumers demands keep changing. Continuous innovating is therefore a necessity. Innovation is driven by questions that we receive from our (international) clients in addition to our own questions. We make these innovations effective by delivering reliable and precise data. Since 2003, we develop new technologies with our clients that support the evolving agricultural sector and eventually make this sector more successful.
Product development includes 4 phases: design, characteristics, prototype and market introduction. Botany is the flexible and reliable partner in all phases of product development. Our structured approach and expertise results in an optimal and efficient product development process. This ensures successful introduction of a new product or application into the market. Knowledge and expertise are combined to determine the effectivity and safety of the new products or applications.
Botany has its own R&D facilities. Our indoor facilities include greenhouses, climate cambers and multi-layer growth systems. Outdoor facilities include open field plots and container fields. The setup of the facilities is flexible and if necessary, adaptations can be implement on small (pilot) and large (research) scale.
Reliable and solid experimental setups are accomplished due to our expertise in plant physiology, plant health and cultivation techniques. Our own research facilities and R&D team provide the essential tools and knowhow for product development in the professional agricultural sector. We continue innovations and investments in our research facilities and R&D team. This ensures that our clients lead the way in innovating this sector.
Asperico: research company in fruit
Botany from Horst-Meterik and Hakkert Product Support from Enspijk are intensifying their cooperation in research in fruit with the establishment of Asperico. Asperico focuses on product development and research for the cultivation of fruit from its own location in Enspijk. The research fields concern crop health, plant physiology and cultivation technology.Uniting expertiseFor several years HPS and Botany Group have been working together in the field of research in fruit for professional horticulture. HPS has been active for 6 years in research and product development in fruit from its location in Enspijk. Botany Group is specialized for over 15 years in the development of products for professional greenhouse horticulture, open field horticulture and indoor farming. Asperico combines Botany and HPS expertise in fruit. The choice to join forces at this time creates a broader market approach fits with the strategic direction of both organizations.
Participation trial (outdoor farming): downy mildew in onion
For decades mancozeb has been stable factor in the control of downy mildew in onions. With the disappearance of mancozeb, this basis will disappear ad new compounds and spraying programs will have to be developed again to protect the crop.
Participation trials (outdoor farming): control of thrips
Tabacco thrips are a major problem in several crops. The insect is difficult to control, partly due to the difficult accessibility in the crop and the explosive population development at higher temperatures.