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An innovative approach to enhance resource efficiency and safeguarding by using biostimulants and innovative sensors in horticulture

Priority Axis

Resource Efficient Economy

Specific objective

Efficient Use of Resources and Materials

Belgium/Flanders

Proefcentrum voor Sierteelt

Lead partner

address

Schaessestraat 18
9070 Destelbergen
Belgique

Contact

Project budget

3 176 266

ERDF amount

1 905 760

ERDF rate

60%

Date de début

13/07/2017

Date de fin

31/07/2021

Common challenge

The 2 Seas area is known for its intensive horticulture which demands significant amounts of water and nutrients. Several EU directives aim to protect water quality by preventing N and P leaching, aim to enhance soil quality or anticipate on water shortage. Besides these legislative environmental pressures, also economic reasons force growers to reduce water and nutrient consumption. Biostimulants (BS) enhance nutrient and water use efficiency of plants. Today, every Member State has its own regulation on commercializing BS. By 2020, the EU will implement a common European legal framework for the commercialization of BS, but it remains unclear how they will implement the registration procedure and how technical information will be determined. Further, the majority of the growers does not know how to choose the most effective BS or how to use monitoring tools (Survey PCS). Thus, we need a consistent approach in assessing the performance of BS and we need to increase the use of BS and monitoring tools.

Partners

Belgium/Flanders

Universiteit Gent

England

NIAB EMR

France

Pôle Légumes Région Nord

France

Yncréa Hauts de France, établissement ISA Lille

Netherlands

Proeftuin Zwaagdijk

Netherlands

Stichting Noordzeeboerderij

England

Dove Associates

Observers

Belgium/Flanders

Belgische sierteelt- en groenfederatie (AVBS)

Belgium/Flanders

Federale Overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu

England

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)

England

PlantWorks

Netherlands

Seed Valley

Netherlands

Greenport Noord-Holland Noord (NHN)

France

AQUIMER

France

Olmix

England

RSK ADAS Ltd

Netherlands

LTO Graskracht

France

Institut agricole et horticole de Genech

Netherlands

Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland (ECN)

Netherlands

Huiberts Biologische Bloembollen

Belgium/Flanders

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen (KBIN), OD Natuurlijk Milieu

France

Agrauxine

France

La direction régionale de l’alimentation, de l’agriculture et de la forêt (DRAAF) Hauts-de-France

Belgium/Flanders

Greenyard Horticulture Belgium