decision support systems, IPM, agriculture, horticulture
Inagro has extended expertise on best practices for IPM in agriculture and horticulture. In these crops, Inagro is responsible for the management of several DSS.
Inagro had several research projects on sustainable crop protection methodologies in conventional and organic farming systems. We collaborate in several relevant international projects such als Ecopad (Interreg), Bioprotect (Interreg), Elatpro (eranet C-IPM).
Our strength is dat we work and interact with farmers on daily basis. Related to IPM, we are involved in several regional EIP operational groups, and we coordinate the H2020 thematic network 'Smart Protect'.
Inagro is a non-profit spin-off agency of the province of West Flanders (Belgium). At its location, the province organizes since 1956 activities on research and advisory in primary production. Geographically speaking, Inagro is located in the very intensive and innovation-driven agricultural and horticultural heart of the province of West Flanders.
At Inagro, more than 220 scientific and technical employees dedicate themselves to research and consultancy on a daily basis.
Within its own research infrastructure and on farm, Inagro develops innovative farming techniques ready for practical use. Inagro's advisors take the new know-how to the farmers and other compagnies in de agrofoodbusiness to implement these insights. Fast and direct communication with growers and stakeholders is a key mission of Inagro.
Today, Inagro is active in arable crops, open-air horticulture, greenhouse vegetables, edible mushrooms, belgian endives, intensive stockbreeding, dairy farming, aquaculture and insect farming.
Our aims are
- to introduce innovative production systems,
- to develop profitable innovative agrifood chains,
- to start up precision farming in Flanders,
- to contribute to climate resilient agriculture,
- to develop circular economy,
- to achieve sustainable and integrated crop protection and
- to promote a good relationship between agriculture and its environment.