|Profil Title||Smart and sustainable growing system for potato seed production using hydrophonics|
|Reference Nr.||11 NL 60AH 3L7F|
|Country of origin||Netherlands|
|Entry/Update||2011-05-17 / 2012-05-30|
A Dutch company is specialized in developement and production of smart and sustainable cropping systems for minitubers. The company has developed an automated system for potato seed production using hydrophonics. This system provides rapid and pathogen free propagation of minitubers. The company is interested in commercial agreements with technical assistance with seed potato growers, potato breeders and agricultural institutes.
An innovative Dutch company is specialized in development and production of smart and sustainable cropping systems for growing crops in the horticultural and agricultural sector. The company has special focus on cropping systems using hydrophonics.
The company has recently developed a compact and fully automated system for potato seed production using hydrophonics. This system provides rapid propagation of pathogen free potato minitubers. The system aims at potato growers who want to grow their own source material and is suitable to combine with the regular activities in the field.
Traditionally, the propagation of potatoes and the development of new varieties are made on basis of selection in the field. This whole process takes many years from the first cuttings to a commercial quantity of seed potatoes. The proposed technology enables to reduce the whole cycle of seed potatoes propagation significantly.
-High number of tubers per plant (average of 40-60 tubers per plant);
-Several crops per crop year;
-Lower risk of infection, because the closed system of the greenhouse;
-Rapid increase in one year can be saved field propagation;
-Low cost per mini-tuber;
-No drugs or leaching of fertilizers into groundwater, significant reduction in use of resources and fertilizers;
-Vital plants by optimal growing conditions;
-Virus-free tubers with excellent storage properties and good field emergence in second year:
-Small crop area required (160 to 250 M2)
-Expert guidance and advice during the first crop (s)
-High degree of automation with Remote Control On-Line Services
- Biology / Biotechnology
- Agriculture Machinery / Technology
- Crop Production
- Technologies for the food industry
- Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Stage of development
Already on the market
Patent Rights (IPR)
- Joint further development
- Testing of new applications
- Adaptation to specific needs
- Technical consultancy
- Quality control
# Type of partner sought
industry and seed potato growers.
# Specific area of activity of the partner
systems and automation for the agricultural and horticultural sector.
# Task to be formed by the partner sought
implementation of the proposed technology and the adaptation for specific needs. The Dutch partner will provide technical assistance.
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