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Our expertise in plant physiology, plant health and cultivation techniques provides excellent support for your R&D questions. Each of our project leads is specialised in an area of expertise. For more information in specific areas of expertise please contact one of project leads. They are happy to provide you with information.
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 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.
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.