Outdoor Experience Centre

Outdoor Experience Centre

Extensive demo for outdoor crops

The Koppert Outdoor Experience Centre is an extensive demo, located in Dronten, The Netherlands. At this demo field, we are showing our latest biological crop protection solutions for different pests and diseases in outdoor crops, like onion, potatoes, pumpkin, beetroot, parsnips, winter wheat and carrot. Our solutions are targeting various pests and diseases, like thrips, Fusarium, Phytium and Rhizoctonia.

During a visit, our specialists will be happy to show you around our demo field. This way you can view and assess all applications yourself. You can schedule a visit by clicking on the link below. A visit is possible on Wednesday or Friday. You can reserve a time slot during the booking process.

We look forward to welcome you at our Koppert Outdoor Experience Centre and to discuss how we can help you to maximize your yield.

Control soil-borne diseases with Trianum

Soil-borne diseases are a rapidly increasing problem for growers worldwide, causing severe crop losses.

At our Outdoor Experience Centre we are controlling Phytium, Fusarium, Rhizoctonia and Sclerotinia in potatoes, parsnips, onion and chicory with Trianum-G.

Trianum is a biofungicide, based upon the unique fungus Trichoderma harzianum T-22. Trianum is offering many positive characteristics that are beneficial for growers, as it not only controls soil borne diseases, but also improves growth which results in a stronger and more resilient crop.

Better fruit,- and tuber set with Vidi Terrum

Vidi Terrum supports the plant’s metabolism leading to better tuber, - and fruit set and size. The Product consists of free amino acids in herbal extract that provides the plant with extra energy for the formation of bulbs and fruits. Direct available energy is provided by the free L-amino acids in the product. Plants can take up Vidi Terrum both through their roots and leaves. Vidi Terrum can be sprayed on the plant canopy. Vidi Terrum can be tank mixed with most soluble fertilizers and pesticides.

At our Outdoor Experience Centre we are showing the benefits of Vidi Terrum in crops like wheat and potato.

Combat thrips in allium with Orius

Thrips are an important cause of damage in allium.

Orius is a predatory bug which can control these thrips. The adults and nymphs pierce thrips larvae and adults with their sucking mouthparts and suck out the contents. Over the last couple of years we have seen very positive results in various trials in Europe.

We are happy to present the efficacy of Orius against thrips at our Outdoor Experience Centre.

Increase your yield with Natupol Booster

Natupol Booster is designed specifically for outdoor crops with a flowering period up to four weeks. The hive contains a very large colony of bumblebees and is designed for use in in crops producing much nectar. They are suitable for mild and warmer climate zones

Field trials and long term commercial experiences in cucurbits in various regions around the world, have proven that our bumblebees can improve yields by 5 to 40%.

At our Outdoor Experience Centre we are presenting the effect of the usage of Natupol Booster in pumpkin.

Control onion fly with benefical nematodes

The onion fly (Delia antiqua) is a common pest that damages various allium plants and are a major concern for growers.

Biological control with beneficial nematodes can be an effective strategy to control the onion fly (Delia antiqua). The beneficial nematode species Steinernema feltiae (Capirel) is an effective natural enemy of onion fly larvae. These nematodes are applied by spraying. After application, the nematodes go in search of the larvae, which they eventually kill. The fact that this biological control strategy is safe for humans and non-target organisms offers several advantages over chemical control. At our Outdoor Experience Centre we happy to tell you all about it.

In control with Koppert

To make our world more sustainable, we need ways of growing that are both safe and healthy. We believe the answers to these agricultural challenges lie in nature itself. So we partner with nature. And help our planet to find its balance. Using natural enemies to combat pests, bumblebees for pollination, microbials, and biostimulants that support, protect, and strengthen crops. Improving plant health both above and underground.

We were founded in 1967 by Jan Koppert, a Dutch grower with a clear vision; the world needed an alternative for chemical pesticides. He was the first to find a natural solution to combat the pest in his crop. Setting in motion a major transformation towards sustainable agriculture. For over 50 years, we have been pushing agricultural innovation, and these efforts have impact. Growers worldwide use our products and knowledge to restore the natural balance in their crops. Improving crop health, resilience, and yield.

Together we are meeting the highest food safety demands on our way to our ultimate goal: 100% sustainable agriculture. A clear goal we can’t complete on our own. That’s why we team up with growers, partners, universities, research stations, and governmentalbodies worldwide. Together we contribute to the better health of people and the planet. So let’s continue to move forward and Partner with Nature.

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