PCG – Provincial Center for Vegetable East Vlaanderen

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Place Category: Research OrganisationPlace Tags: bass, belgium, research, and tomato

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  • The PCG (Provincial Center for Vegetable East Vlaanderen) is active in the field of public and private research and education, in open or closed knowledge system as the client prefers. Their activities take place in cooperation with the government, private companies and other research centers  at home and abroad.

    PCG is a practice centre for “research and education in the vegetable”. The PCG activities are grouped into 4 knowledge units:

    1. outdoor Vegetable
    2. Vegetable crops under shelter
    3. Taste and consumer research
    4. Innovation

    Additionally PCG also provides services such as information about water management Businesses Water Portal , an East Flemish info counter with PCG as coordinator, soil analysis and fertilization advice and operation of CVBB where PCG is coordinator for East Flanders. The Department of flavor – and consumer research – PCG specialized in the sensory analysis of fruit and vegetables , the quality of fruits and vegetables measured by the human senses. In addition, the PCG conducts qualitative and quantitative consumer research through focus groups and surveys .

    The Aquaponics Setup – PCG’s System consists of:

    Aquaculture area

    •    9 fish tanks in an isolated area outside the conservatory;
    •    9 drum filters for automatic mechanical water treatment;
    •    9 bio filters for biological water treatment;
    •    9 catch basin for nutrient-rich process water.

    Water technical area

    •    Fertilizer unit with three selections A and B basins, acid base and dietary element basin;
    •    9 daily stocks;
    •    Chlorine dioxide dosage installation for water sanitation based on online measurement.

    Horticultural area

    •    9 hanging gutters for substrate cultivation of tomatoes under glass;
    •    9 drip systems controlled by the climate computer;
    •    9 catch basins for drainage water.
  • Address: Karreweg 6
    Kruishoutem
    Vlaanderen
    9770
    Belgium
    Scale: Microsystem
    Fish Production Type: other
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  • Scale: Microsystem
  • Fish Production Type: other
  • Plant Production Type: tomato