Category: News
Date published: November 14, 2019

50 Years of Experience and a lot of R&D Efforts

The ongoing attempt to discover and utilize natural principles form the backbone of Koppert’s activities. Koppert has been following these principles for the last 50 years.

It all started when cucumber grower Jan Koppert and his son Peter decided to dedicate themselves to finding an alternative method to crop protection. Nowadays, we provide our biological solutions to more than 100 countries worldwide for a wide range of crops; including strawberries, cannabis, hops, protected vegetables, outdoor vegetables and arable crops, and we have R&D centers in every part of the world.

Continuous research brings new insights: the level of disease suppression in the soil, for example, is extremely important to achieve healthy, vital plants. This also accounts for strawberry growing. You can improve disease suppression in the soil with products from the NatuGro system. The beneficial bacteria and fungi, extracts, and acids in these products promote active and diverse soil life, which in turn improves the soil balance, making substances available to the plants that increase their resilience, and ability to absorb nutrients. The plants are more vital, their vigour is improved, and their resilience is increased.

Koppert’s extensive know-how in micro-organisms, biostimulants and pheromones has inspired countless solutions that have improved plant resilience to the point that diseases hardly stand a chance. This has strengthened Koppert’s commitment to microbiology. The identification of fungi and bacteria which naturally improve the growth and productivity of plants, while strengthening the natural resilience of crops against diseases that are mainly transmitted through the root, form the basis for a range of Koppert’s seed, soil and plant enhancement products.

Koppert is determined to continually discover and harness the potential of natural solutions.


Personal Custom Tailored Advice

There are more than six professional local Koppert consultants available, just to cover the 3 strawberry regions in California; Santa Maria, Watsonville, and Oxnard. Koppert consultants ensure that strawberry growers are supported in handling their challenges on a daily basis. Further, throughout the country we have consultants ready to visit and speak with growers in all regions and about any crop. Our consultants work with growers to develop a customized program specific to their soil conditions, production cycle and other factors. They help with planning (up front) of the introduction schedule over the growing season. Customizing the ideal integrated pest management (IPM) system to control pest and diseases for the current and future seasons. This way we ensure maximum result for each situation.