The Croyse loop and Reindonk strive for innovative but also sustainable developments that are good for future people.
This is summarized in the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We are involved in the neighborhood and support various local and national charities. Also, we are looking for ways to be more sustainable as a business and do not flinch for innovative projects.
We grow bee-friendly plants that make a positive contribution to food crops. Various beekeepers have for a number of years placed hives next to the plot. I (Pieter Verschure) also represented the board of the local NCB and later ZLTO farmers for a number of years. In addition, the Croyse Loop and Reindonk are involved in Bavaria’s Boer Bier Water project. In addition to the projects for soil improvement and water management, we also provided a new cycle route along all the companies involved in Laarbeek.
“In addition to the projects for soil improvement and water management, we also provided a new cycle route along all the companies involved in Laarbeek.”
But not only the machines have evolved. Many changes have also taken place in the field of pesticides. For a number of years, we have been expanding the use of biological agents as crop protection agents.
For example, we currently use Aphidoletes aphidimyza , the larvae of this gall midge eat a wide variety of lice. (Other solutions we are currently using during cultivation are listed in a table below.) Because we want to make the best choices for people and nature, we will only expand this further in the future.
” Because we want to make the best choices for people and nature, we will only expand this further in the future.
Ecological cultivation brings happiness “
Biological agents as crop protection agents
I Insect parasitic nematode Steinernema Feltië, this is cast on sciarid gnats and used against thrips pupae.
Ateta Coriaria (culture buckets)
The rove beetle sits in a culture bucket and has a run-out of 5 to 6 weeks, it is deployed against shore flies, sciarids, Duponchelia (caterpillar).
The larvae of the midge eat a wide range of lice.
The predatory mite eats the first 2 larval stages of the: thrips and whitefly eggs.
The predatory mite eats thrips pupae, fungus gnats larvae, oevervlig springtails larvae.
The bacterium Amyloliquefaciens based on biological fungicides has a very wide preventive effect, for example, it is used against a wide spectrum of fungi (botrytis, mildew, phytopthora, pithium etc).
The biological fertilizer based on amino acids is used as a plant enhancer.
Trap lamps with decoy pheromones
This is used to catch moths and flies.