Flower Research

The method we use to carry out flower map­ping can be applied to a wide vari­ety of plants.

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Grow­ers

Flower map­ping provides grow­ers with more cer­tainty about the qual­ity of mater­ial being offered for sale. In addi­tion grow­ers and their con­sult­ants can use research res­ults to take meas­ures that will enable them to bet­ter respond to the char­ac­ter­ist­ics of the plants dur­ing cul­tiv­a­tion.

Propag­at­ors

Propag­at­ors are keen to know the devel­op­ment status of their plants. The inform­a­tion that Planta­logica offers can — if neces­sary —  be used to steer the devel­op­ment of the plant to a desired out­come.

At the same time propag­at­ors can use flower map­ping at the end of the propaga­tion period to determ­ine the final res­ult. For straw­ber­ries, for example, this can provide an indic­a­tion of the poten­tial num­ber of trusses.

breed­ers

Breed­ers can com­mis­sion research into the char­ac­ter­ist­ics of their new vari­et­ies. For example, in how far they are suit­able for par­tic­u­lar cul­tiv­a­tion object­ives such as a short har­vest­ing period or a longer period for ever­bear­ing vari­et­ies that thus pro­duce through­out the year.

By mon­it­or­ing vari­et­ies over time it is pos­sible to determ­ine dif­fer­ences in devel­op­ment pat­terns. Fur­ther­more dif­fer­ences in the trans­ition from veget­at­ive (leaf form­a­tion) to the gen­er­at­ive (flower form­a­tion) come to light in this way.

Advisors and Mar­ket­ing organ­isa­tions

On the basis of flower map­ping, advisors can provide inform­a­tion on propaga­tion, the acquis­i­tion and sale of plants as well as their cul­tiv­a­tion.

Com­pre­hens­ive flower map­ping enables mar­ket­ing organ­iz­a­tions to provide their grow­ers with advice and in this way enables them to optim­ise sup­ply plan­ning.

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