R&D

The company’s R&D department carries out its research and development in conjunction with independent research facilities ensuring its clients that the TerraCottem soil conditioning technology remains at the forefront of the industry.

TerraCottem was born out of scientific research, with roots deep into the University of Ghent, Belgium and investigation that stretches across global research institutes.

It goes without saying that our research and development work continued after the original formula was commercialised in 1993 and is today stronger than ever. In fact, for the past 25 years over 550 products have been tested in our R&D department in search for better raw materials to increase our products’ performance, to develop new soil conditioners and to measure the performance of our products against competitors, to name just a few activities.

TerraCottem’s R&D department is continuously screening new products to improve its soil conditioners’ performances.
These trials (bioscreening) are carried out in the Belgian Experimental Station for Ornamental Plants in Destelbergen.
Plant growth is monitored, water consumption is measured, etc. All data is statistically analysed and a detailed report is made.
Over the years hundreds of products have been screened.
We aim at endorsing and certifying our product's benefits by Universities and independent laboratories - turf trial at UGent for European Turfgrass Society.
We aim at endorsing and certifying our product's benefits by Universities and independent laboratories - turf trial at Happy Golf, Waregem (Belgium).
We aim at endorsing and certifying our product's benefits by Universities and independent laboratories - flower trial at Belgian Experimental Station for Ornamental Plants in Destelbergen.
We aim at endorsing and certifying our product's benefits by Universities and independent laboratories - master thesis study at ILVO, Belgium.
Our technical expertise is transferred to the public through our commercial department - co-organisation of the Belgian National Grass Day
Our technical expertise is transferred to the public through our commercial department - co-organisation of the Belgian National Grass Day
Technical assistance on site: before (soil sampling), during (project supervision) AND after the project (follow-up).
In 2018 we are celebrating 25 years of TerraCottem soil conditioning technology.

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