Keep knowledge growing
Since 2003, Botany is the flexible and reliable partner in plant physiology, plant health and cultivation techniques. Innovations and investments are made continuously to ensure knowhow in our areas of expertise. This results in reliable and precise data that we provide to our clients. The agricultural sector is constantly evolving. Providing new technologies results in successful innovations in this sector. We accomplish this by collaborating with our partners and clients.
Botany Group is the umbrella term for the joint ventures that operate in the areas of indoor framing (Botany), outdoor farming (Exploras) and vertical farming (Brightbox). Innoveins and Innoveins seed solution are also included in the Botany Group. Innoveins combines agriculture and technologies while Innoveins Seed Solutions focusses on seed technology.
Exploras to merge with Botany Group
From 1 January 2020 onwards, Exploras, based in Dongen will be part of the Botany Group.Exploras has extensive experience and expertise in outdoor crops. The agricultural experimental facility was established in 2010. Most activities of Exploras include conducting field trials and offering among others, services for the crop production industry, fertilizer industry and seed companies. Botany Group is a research group in the professional agriculture sector. The group is a contract research partner for companies in agrochemistry, agro-engineering, breeding and propagation. By collecting and supplying reliable research data, the Botany Group has set itself the goal to advance the horticultural chain with new technologies. The corporate viewpoint of Exploras fits in seamlessly with the corporate philosophy of the Botany Group. This makes Exploras a valuable enrichment of Botany's services in the field of outdoor crops.
New cultivation techniques
New cultivation techniques make cultivation easier. These techniques result in increased production and higher quality of the yield. Space can be used more efficiently and consequentially labor and production costs are reduced resulting in a higher revenue. For example, we test new light regimes, hydroponic systems and the benefits of cultivation in closed facilities or semi- open facilites.
GLITCH: Limburg and Vlaanderen strengthen innovative power in greenhouse horticulture
Twelve Limburg and Flemish companies and knowledge centers are joining forces to further strengthen greenhouse horticulture. It concerns innovations around energy consumption, less CO2 emissions and efficient use of resources. The consortium has received a European subsidy for this and has received intensive support from the Province of Limburg and the Province of Antwerp. The project runs from June 2018 to mid-2021.