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WBSO in greenhouse horticulture

In the ever-changing world of greenhouse farming, it is essential to keep innovating. New technologies, sustainable solutions and improved production methods can help your business stay competitive and take advantage of new opportunities. 

When we first entered greenhouse farming, we fell from one surprise into another. Almost completely automated with the most innovative machines and methods. 

The Dutch government supports innovation in the greenhouse horticulture sector with various subsidies, including the Wet Bevordering Speur- en Ontwikkelingswerk (WBSO). As a subsidy consultancy, we can help you take advantage of this subsidy and realize your innovative projects.

Automation

What types of automation do you encounter in greenhouse farming?

1. Climate control and precision agriculture

One of the most important aspects of greenhouse horticulture is creating an optimal climate for plant growth. Here factors such as temperature, humidity, light intensity and CO2 levels play a crucial role. Automation systems, often referred to as climate computers, provide accurate monitoring and control of these parameters. This allows horticulturists to maintain the ideal growing climate, resulting in better crop yields and quality.

2. Robotics in the greenhouse

The use of robots in greenhouse farming is steadily increasing. These robots perform a variety of tasks, from planting and harvesting crops to removing weeds and inspecting plants for diseases and pests. Thanks to advanced cameras, sensors and machine learning algorithms, these robots can work accurately and significantly reduce labor costs.

3. Water and nutrition management

Efficient water and nutrient management is crucial for greenhouse farming. Automatic irrigation systems with sensors measure soil moisture and deliver just the right amount of water and nutrients to plants. This minimizes water waste and increases growth efficiency.

4. Data analysis and decision making.

Greenhouse horticulture generates vast amounts of data, ranging from climate data to growth parameters. Advanced data analysis software allows horticulturists to use this data to make informed decisions. This allows them to continually optimize their cultivation processes and increase yields.

5. Sustainability and energy efficiency

Automation has also contributed to greenhouse sustainability. Smart energy management systems control the use of heating, lighting and cooling, leading to significant energy savings. In addition, automation makes it possible to grow crops in a more environmentally friendly way, with less use of pesticides and herbicides.

The WBSO

The Dutch government supports innovation in the greenhouse horticulture sector with various subsidies, including the Wet Bevordering Speur- en Ontwikkelingswerk (WBSO). As a subsidy consultancy, we can help you take advantage of this subsidy and realize your innovative projects.

The WBSO subsidy is a tax incentive scheme that supports companies in the Netherlands in developing new technologies, products, processes or software. The WBSO subsidy allows you to reduce labor costs and other expenses for research and development (R&D). For companies in the greenhouse industry, the WBSO subsidy offers an excellent opportunity to finance their innovative projects and thus strengthen their competitive position.

How can we help?

Applying for the WBSO subsidy can be a complex process, with strict criteria and requirements. As experienced subsidy consultants, we can guide and support you through the entire application process. Contact us to find out how we can support you in obtaining the WBSO subsidy for your greenhouse horticulture business. 


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Nila Luyten

Your WBSO partner.

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