Cultivation

Cultivation

PLOT SELECTION AS THE FOUNDATION

During chicory root cultivation, the foundation is laid for the eventual production of a high-quality end product: the chicory head. This is why a lot of attention is focused on root cultivation. We start by assessing the plots that will be used for cultivation. The plot’s feasibility and risks are then extensively mapped out. During cultivation – together with arable farmers – we look for the optimum conditions to successfully cultivate a high yield of healthy and productive roots.

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Analyses, growth balance, and the NDVI

Plots are intensively followed-up using tools such as the growth balance curve, laboratory analyses, and normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) satellite images in order to control growth and ensure optimal conditions. Weekly monitoring of leaf-miner flies is linked to an alert service, so we can always stay one step ahead of chicory leaf-miner flies. Our Decision Support System (DSS) also earns us two bonus points with PlanetProof. All advice and observations are recorded and communicated directly from the ChicoSystem by e-mail to arable farmers and chicory forcers.

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ChicoGrow is part of the Chico group. ChicoGrow consults professional chicory cultivators and forcers all over the world.

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CONTACT DETAILS

    Julianastraat 4A
6065AM Montfort
   +31 (0) 475 549 004
   info@chicogrow.nl
   Kvk: 55845584

PARTNERS

ChicoGrow is part of the Chico group. ChicoGrow consults professional chicory cultivators and forcers all over the world.

CONTACT DETAILS

    Julianastraat 4A
6065AM Montfort
   +31 (0) 475 549 004
   info@chicogrow.nl
   Kvk: 55845584

PARTNERS

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