Research and Development
Our major concern lies on the selection and breeding of the established saline crops : Salicornia and Aster tripolium lines as well as the new crops under investigation.
New crops have been established and are waiting for up scaling or are still under investigation : Salsola, Crithmum, Beta maritima, Spergularia, Crambe ...
Different applications in 'animal feed' , 'environmental issues' or 'cosmetics' are considered.
Several types of cultivation technologies have been built up for open soil cultures and greenhouse cultures.
Saline Phytotox kit
Intellicrops bvba and Microbiotests bvba are researching the use of Saline Seeds for the development of a phytotoxicological test of saline soils. The research program is supported by a grant of IWT
Cultures were established in natural saline soils or artificial systems (hydroponics) Automation in harvesting sea vegetables has been setup.