Inagro

Inagro is a research and knowledge center in agriculture and horticulture in the heart of the province of West Flanders in Belgium. With innovation and sustainability in mind, Inagro represents:

  • more than 60 years of experience in agricultural research and farmer advice, 205 specialized staff members, 170 demonstration and information activities, 410 field trials and over 60,000 laboratory analyses per annu

  • expertise in arable farming, vegetables, greenhouse crops, Belgian endives, edible mushrooms, aquaculture, organic farming, …

  • plant protection trials, variety trials, agrotechnical trials, fertilizer trials, …

In the domain of plant protection, Inagro performs GEP-trials for registration purposes of new products commissioned by companies and is partner in many national and international research projects. Subjects of investigation related to crop protection are epidemiology of new diseases and pests, development of decision support systems and control strategies for pests and diseases, validation of biopesticides, functional agrobiodiversity new application technologies and sustainable use of plant protection products.

Supported by the provincial government, Inagro has an extended program of research, demonstration and advisory services within the open knowledge system, what enables Inagro to play an important role in the local AKIS-system.

If you want to discover what they are doing, they invite you to visit Inagro. They will guide you through their infrastructure and show you their crop protection research during a 2 hours visit:

 

Welcome with coffee and sweets

20 min.

Inagro: general introduction

     
 

Option 1:
arable farming and vegetables

Option 2:
protected agriculture

25 min.

Research in vegetables and arable crops: visit of the experimental fields and research infrastructure.

Strawberry and lettuce research: visit of the greenhouse and research infrastructure.

25 min.

Research in vegetables and arable crops: demo DDS and precision farming.

Belgian endives research: visit of the production and research infrastructure.

25 min.

Sustainable use of plant protection products: visit of the bioremediation platform.

Growth chambers and plant diagnostics laboratory.

25 min.

Research in biological production and functional agrobiodiversity.

Edible mushrooms research: visit of the production and research infrastructure.

More information on Inagro can be found on the following website.