Research and demonstration

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The facilities provide opportunities for research on a wide variety of topics, such as:

  • Cultivation strategies.
  • Diseases and plagues.
  • Residue of crop protection products.
  • Fertilization.
  • Planting densities.
  • Biologic crop protection products.
  • Varieties.
  • Product quality Culture media.
  • Effects of aeration (oxygen enrichment), circulation and water temperature in cultivation on water.
  • Combination of plant cultivation and fish production (Aquaponics).

Artificial infection

A certain degree of pest or pathogen pressure is important for the success of crop protection trials. It differs from year to year whether a natural infection occurs. Artificial infection is a good way to increase the chances of a good infection. Vertify has the knowledge and resources for artificial infection of various diseases and pests. A good example is Sclerotinia in green bean.


Vertify offers you the option to also have your demo research carried out. Demonstration trials in the field of crop protection, variety comparison, fertilization, but also for alternative control methods with, for example, pheromone confusion or physical control methods can be carried out at different locations, depending on the crop, diseases, pests and any specific requirements for, for example, soil type.

In Zwaagdijk there is ample opportunity to conduct research in a covered and uncovered situation, such as container crops with or without artificial infection from various fungi and insects.