IPM Impact specialises in protecting crops in the horticulture and agriculture sector. They’ve got their own workshop at Agropolis, and they use multiple test fields. Curious to find out more? Read all about it here!
IPM Impact specialises in protecting crops in the horticulture and agriculture sector. The abbreviation ‘IPM’ stands for ‘Integrated Pest Management’, which is entirely self-explanatory. A combination of useful organisms, selective pesticides, monitoring and other measures results in a unique culture management system, meaning the number of chemical treatments can be reduced. The number of pest levels is also significantly reduced as a result.
“IPM Impact’s has a solid focus on integrated and organic pest control. High-quality and largely natural crop protection is the end goal. I’ve been specialising in this area for over 30 years”, manager Guido Sterk explains. “At the start of the 1980s, for example, pear sucker and apple rust mite started to develop resistance. The protection products used at the time suddenly had little use. From that moment onward, I started focusing on natural enemies. In 2014, I also turned my attention to organic control methods in field crops. The results were very positive straightaway.”
“We’ve got a team of four scientists working here at the Agropolis site, in our own workshop containing six cleanrooms we use as laboratories. On top of that, we’ve also got our test fields, on which we’ve set up three polytunnels for our research. Agropolis offers all the facilities we need: the place is bustling with energy, the team is always more than happy to help, there are modern meeting spaces and the location is perfectly central for us and our customers”, Guido concludes.