Soiltech has started building a high-tech test and innovation center at its head office in Biesenmortel in North Brabant. The construction of the Research Fund involves an investment of around 1 million euros.
A manufacturer of liquid foliar products and biostimulants has been testing crops in a rented greenhouse in Limburg since 2016. “This choice for our own research greenhouse is driven by the desire to be able to perform better and more sophisticated crop testing. That is why the greenhouse will immediately be equipped with a variety of high-tech facilities,” Soiltech said in a press release.
The installation of screens and special climate control should ensure that conditions in the greenhouse can be fully simulated in practice. The extreme weather conditions that the agricultural and horticultural sector is increasingly facing must also be simulated at the New Soiltech Test and Innovation Centre.
The results of the research should contribute to the development of new products that will help agricultural and horticultural crops survive extreme periods. “In fact, we are looking for solutions to enable food companies to adapt to the climate,” Soiltech writes in a press release.
Soiltech has recently started building a research greenhouse that will measure 30 meters by 20 meters. This space is used for both greenhouses and test rooms.
Soiltech has recently started building a research greenhouse that will measure 30 meters by 20 meters. This space is used for both greenhouses and test rooms. About Soiltech
The new test and innovation center will also be built as sustainable as possible. “The greenhouse is heated completely without gas. Heating is provided by heat pumps that are powered by solar panels that we installed last year,” says Soiltech. Part of the testing and innovation center behind the greenhouses will also be equipped with solar panels.
Soiltech has announced that the goal is to have the facility operational by May 1, 2023.