The trend of eating fresh and healthy continues since several years and lettuce acquires a special position since it is most likely the fresh vegetable par excellence for the vast majority of people. Composing and eating salad automatically means choosing lettuce as a main component.
People want lettuce to be crunchy and tasty. That is why agro-TIP has focused on romaine types as one of the most demanded lettuce types world-wide. Romaine or cos types offer a wide range of required properties such as a crunchy bit, easy preparation and versatility in use.
There are only a very few species that are as dependent on the growing area, local and micro-climate in the field as well as the correct sowing and harvest time. Sometimes the success of a cauliflower crop already starts in the nursery. Summarizing all these factors, transfering them to the breeder side, versatile and robust varieties are potentially successful.
At agro-TIP we are working on varieties that comply with these defined requirements of market and climate. Today we offer a range of varieties for each growing period all the year round whenever cauliflower is produced regionally. agro-TIP likes to bring growers in the position to schedule their crop precisely and obtain high quality from the field.
Carrots are one of the most consumed vegetables world-wide with beneficial health traits and being easy to grow at the same time. Good robustness and adaptability to different growing conditions make carrots to be a thankful and profitable crop.
Carrots are a young crop in the agro-TIP R&D program and product portfolio. But with an emphasis on Nantaise types agro-TIP has successfully developed excellent carrot hybrids as an entry ticket to this market. Our Nantaise carrots are characterized by uniformity in shape and size, color, health, mechanical harvest and storage ability.
Cabbage itself is more a traditional crop and tradition has defined markets into distinct segments. Thanks to the ability of cabbage being able to be grown under any condition. Cabbage production takes place in all parts of the world in any climate zone.
agro-TIP’s productrange offers all kinds of white, red, pointed and savoy cabbages with an emphasis on white cabbage hybrids being the most required cabbage type world-wide. Very early to late maturity, small to big head size, top-round to real flat head shape; we have varieties for any demand.
Biofumigation is modern but still quite unknown to most vegetable growers and stakeholders along the supply chain. This is surprising since biofumigation offers a wide range of beneficial effects on soil and plant health which finally might result in lower application rates of pesticides.
Biofumigation has two mechanisms of action. The mechanism of catch crop is used to defeat nematods. By breeding special lines, nematods do not get the nutrient they required to build up the next generation. The nematods die and the population cycle is interrupted. The second mechanism uses natural ingredients of certain brassica species and generates gases called isothiocyanates. They are toxic to many soil-borne fungi and bacteria but safe beneficial soil organisms.
As previously mentioned, biofumigation is new and the entire crop needs special handling and management. We are pleased to offer you our service and training in using biofumigation in the right way.
We process and condition our seeds with modern and advanced technologies. In cooperation with our partners we develop innovative treatments and application technology to react to any customer or market requirement.
We supply all seeds untreated, dust treated or fungicide and/or with insecticide film coating in different colours.
Filmcoating: Your individual needs can be fulfilled with our technology; a variety of colours and treatments produces seeds that meets your specification:
- no abrasion
- no loss of active substance
- no uncontrolled release of dressing
- full effectiveness
Pillcoating: New ways in coating seeds as minipill or lightpill – please contact us for more Information!
What is Grafting?
Grafting is another way of overcoming disease problems which causes enormous damages to crops. This method is commonly used in certain areas and countries, especially for fruit crops. We are now offering various choices of rootstock varieties, which are bred or selected.
Grafting is becoming more and more important worldwide. The challenges many growers are facing is that pathogens are becoming more aggressive and more tolerant to available chemicals. At the time permissions of chemicals are fading out, thus threat of pathogens have been risen.
Our mission is to provide our clients with innovative, approved high resistant rootstock varieties as quick as possible, in order to overcome the threat of soil borne pathogen.
Focussing only on resistances, our rootstock breeding program works efficiently. Beyond that, unique features of the grafted variety must be supported rather than suppressed.
Further information is available on your request.
Breeding is the foundation of product success. It requires a lot of patience, care, imagination and attention.
It requires traditional basic know-how together with modern techniques and continuous testing and variety evaluation to discover the very best characteristics of each variety.
Any new variety must match the current needs and future developments in the food chain and offer added values to growers, industrial processors, seed dealers and the consumers.
All our efforts in product development focus on this aim.
Since agro-TIP is working worldwide in many different markets, the portfolio offers a wide array of varieties.
Responding to diverse and unequal requirements is one of our strengths that makes us proud in a competitive business.
Innovation is the driving force nowadays in vegetable seed business and the subsequent supply chain.
Thinking outside the box and bringing science, consumer needs and market trends together in a breeding project is the way for innovative and marketable vegetable variety.
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With seeds & service the agro-TIP group is offering global resources and partners to work locally for maximum customer satisfaction.