Intrahorti develops horticultural solutions for the challenges of tomorrow. "Working with our people in the field, we develop and create products that achieve sustainable growth, higher yield and significantly reduce the use of pesticides. This makes us pioneers in future-proof growing," they say - something that today, on Earth Day, they pay additional attention to it.
"Earth Day's mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Global challenges related to diseases, pathogens, and their prevention are more important than ever," they say, questioning themselves "How do we ensure healthy and safe growth together? "
"By 2050, the global population is predicted to increase to more than nine billion people, and the horticultural produce required to feed them will be almost double that of today. Close to four billion tonnes of fruits, vegetables and pulses will be required, in a world of increasing environmental pressures and decreasing land availability."
"Increased productivity is a key target for the horticultural industry globally. Better agronomic practices will allow growers to produce more food from less land with optimal use of increasingly scarce water resources. The industry also needs to address growing consumer and marketer demands for increased sustainability, using fewer chemical inputs and managing the health of the productive environment."
Sustainable yield improvement
"Our Intra Eco Shield empowers the natural strength of the crops. We make use of natural elements but we make them 100% plant-available. In this way we can make the plant thrive and increase yield," they say. "Intra Eco Shield literally creates a shield in the outer cell wall of the plant. Protecting them from any outside hazards. With Intra Eco Shield we offer a natural alternative for pesticides. By applying the product on a weekly base you will have less production losses and more yield up to 13%."