Team Delphy Innovative Soft Fruit Centre (Delphy ISFC)

Delphy ISFC functions as accelerator for knowledge development and innovation in soft fruit but also as the central meeting place of the international soft fruit sector. We bring knowledge development and knowledge implementation together in a unique way on international scale. This way Delphy ISFC connects research, innovation and practice in soft fruit.

Knowledge development
At Delphy ISFC in Horst knowledge is developed specifically for soft fruit. We do this through research and demonstrating innovations and development of knowledge. These activities contribute to an innovative soft fruit sector and help optimization of soft fruit cultivation. This is carried out at our new high-tech greenhouse complex, tunnel systems and on propagation fields.

Examples of ongoing research:

  • Resilient trayplant cultivation;
  • Optimization everbearer cultivation;
  • Application of sensor techniques in soft fruit;
  • Nutrition trials in raspberry cultivation;
  • Implementation of variable LED lighting in strawberry.

Knowledge implementation
Delphy ISFC develops new knowledge together with various partners. We share this knowledge at (international) events and knowledge days. Everything we do at Delphy ISFC aims further development the soft fruit sector. We are close to research and practice which offers opportunities to make the connection between research and the soft fruit industry.

Our events:
International Soft Fruit Conference in January;
Field day in June;
Knowledge events spread throughout the year.

Innovation partners
Beside private and public research Delphy ISFC works with Innovation Partners. This is a unique initiative to boost innovation in the soft fruit sector. Innovation partners are the innovators of the soft fruit sector because they invest in projects that contribute to an innovative soft fruit sector together. The focus of the Delphy ISFC Innovation Partners is for instance laid on resilient cultivation, the development of new cultivation strategies, optimization of the cultivation of soft fruit and themes such as cultivation under LED lighting and digitization.

More information about Innovation Partnership and the benefits for your company? Contact Bart Jongenelen, manager Delphy ISFC, +31653151412

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    Bart Jongenelen
    T:  +31 (0)77-398 7500
    M:  +31 (0)6-5315 1412