Most annual, and some of the perennial herbs, can be harvested over several cuts during the season. It is important to maintain healthy crops at all times, and disease resistant varieties help to achieve this.
Investing in knowledge and innovative technology
Our growing techniques are continually evolving. In our basil crop, we recently increased the distance between the rows in which our crops are sown. Our new row spacing encourages the circulation of air between the plants. This limits the development of diseases, gives the plants enough room for optimal development and facilitates mechanical tillage. We have invested in state-of-the-art mechanical inter-row cultivators, guided by GPS and cameras, to achieve a level of precision weeding that was unimaginable until recently. This precision weeding provides a way to reduce the use of herbicides and also hand labour.
The use of natural bio-stimulants has proven to be a very efficient way to control diseases like mildew. These natural substances enhance the healthy growth of the plant and make it more resistant to diseases.
Water is a precious resource.
Ardo is in a continual search for transport & logistic partners with the same philosophy on sustainability as Ardo. Therefore, we initiate and support several sustainable projects with transport contractors worldwide. These are only a few examples: