Recently we have partnered with UFO Supplies, the Netherlands based exporter of selected hardware for professional growers. UFO Supplies is a well known distributor with agents in Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Australia. They distribute our Soil Beacons and Air Beacons. Get in contact with UFO Supplies for professional advice and local support.
Proeftuin Randwijk is a collaboration between the Dutch Fruit Growers Organization (NFO), WUR, CAF & Fruitconsult. Within this collective of practical innovation and knowledge development for Dutch fruit growing, Beacon Fields contributes its part in making fruit cultivation more sustainable. During 2018 we will start a project in their testing fields where we will use our sensors for the detection of plant stress based on stem thickness and fruit growth monitoring. More innovative project are planned to come in the near future.
DUTCH FRUIT GROWERS ORGANISATION
Recently we added the Dutch Fruit Growers Organization (NFO) to our partnership program. The NFO is the organization of and for the professional, Dutch fruit growers. They represent the interests of fruit growers with special attention to crop protection, socio-economic issues, market-related issues, and knowledge sharing and innovation. As a sponsor, we make grateful use of their acquired knowledge, the network of fruit growers and the opportunity to contribute to the sustainability of the sector.
W.A.M. Pennings is one of the largest bulb growers in the ‘Bollenstreek area’ and also test partner of the first hour. Seven types of crops are now being cultivated on more than 160 hectares of land. The aim is to use as few pesticides as possible with the cultivation of flower bulbs. The better visualization of the soil and crop conditions helps to further reduce crop protection products. That is why, in addition to our enthusiastic collaboration, they are also members of ‘Milieu Project Sierteelt’; a project that is focussed on lowering the use of pesticides. Next to that, they aspire to work according to the ‘On our way to Planet Proof’ regulations.
Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
Through the University of Wageningen, Beacon Fields has stepped into a key knowledge group with several entrepreneurs working with precision farming. During various sessions we exchange new knowledge and contacts with businesses entrepreneurs and agricultural entrepreneurs. There are also guest speakers from politics, the university and from various project groups around the European Commission for Agricultural Subsidy that feed on new information about all developments in the sector.
Sensohive is our developing partner and supplier based in the Denmark
Tentacles Innovation is our developing partner based in the Tsjech Republic.