Vision and Mission

"A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882. U.S. poet, essayist, and lecturer.

Among the several hundred thousand of plants less than 200 species have been brought into an agricultural practice and about twenty species are predominantly present as world crop (wheat, soya, rice .) As we become numerous on this globe the pressure to explore new cultivable land is high. We believe that among the vast number of plants there exist some species that fit in reclaiming marginal land and to transform into a sustainable agricultural practice. With the appropriate cultivation techniques novel crops can be turned into profitable crops that fit into a competitive market.

Mission Serra Maris

Serramaris

The activities of Serra Maris are related to seed production, development of new crops and an ongoing improvement of the plant material through plant breeding and selection. Activities are focused on "sea" vegetable production. Serra Maris is owned by Intellicrops bvba a spin-off of EU research.

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Mission Intellicrops

Intellicrops

The mission of Intellicrops is to develop novel crops for food, feed and industrial applications that grow on marginal land (too saline, too dry, too polluted.) or who need peculiar growth factors. The core activities of the company consist in transferring the appropriate cultivation techniques for the novel crops (agricultural consultancy) and developing novel techniques with saline crops for non-food applications (e.g. feed additives, phytoremediation, biomass.... )

Management

The Intellicrops company is a spin-off from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the University Szeged (Szeged, Hungary) resulting from a 5 year long collaboration between the departments of Plant Physiology mainly supported by EU funding (AIR3 and PHARE).

Daily management is in hands of Dr. Joost BOGEMANS

The management of Serra Maris bvba is in hands of Intellicrops bvba

 

    halophytes

    a term referring to the native flora of saline soils. Halophytes resist concentrations up to 35 g salt/l (sea water)

    saline crops

    a number of halophytic crops with potential as cash crops. The marketing of sea vegetables is one aspect of such a development, but innovation is already ongoing in areas of feed and environmental issues (recirculation systems in aquaculture, phytoremediation)

    ScropS

    the combination of Saline crop Seeds and the appropriate know-how for a successful cultivation. All about this website ...

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