DISCOVER AGRIOM

breeding, breeding, marketing, marketing, research, research, consulting


about us

Agriom specialises in breeding plant varieties for the production of floriculture and soft fruit crops.

Located in the vicinity of the company’s central breeding facility in the Dutch town of De Kwakel are seven joint-venture companies, each of which excels in activities involving a specific crop. These companies are subsidiaries (most of which have internationally operating or foreign shareholders) which were established to promote the identity of their previously successful breeding efforts in the market in which each subsidiary operates. These shareholders are excellent companies with leading positions in the global market. Agriom participates in each of these joint ventures.

Together with its partners, Agriom follows the global developments in the floriculture and fruit production sectors. Responding to changing market demands regarding product characteristics or colours involves a continuous process of development and selection.

Breeding assistance as service
In addition to breeding activities implemented within the joint-venture companies, Agriom conducts breeding and research activities for other propagation and/or production companies and provides them with assistance regarding their breeding operations.

This assistance can range from consulting services to the complete design and implementation of a breeding project. Agriom also conducts breeding-related research.

 

Delphinium Dewi Dark Angel
best novelty at Proflora, Colombia

Dewi Dark Angel has become prize winner in the category Summerflowers. The beautiful deep purple double flowered elatum Delphinium with white heart gained the highest score of 9.95 in the Novelty contest. Joaquin de la Torre (center) received the prestigious prize for the novelty of breeder Nico Wigchert from the Netherlands. Ball Colombia is Agriom's agent in South America for the joint Delphinium breeding program of Nico Wigchert and Agriom. Ball Colombia was awarded the Best Stand Award as well.  Our congrats! More information about the joint Delphinium breeding program Or contact us at contact.

Date
Trade Fair /
Open days
Stand
Participant
8-10 Nov '17

FloraHolland Trade Fair
Aalsmeer

 

Agriom -
Delphinium
HBA -
Hydrangea
cutflowers

23-26 Jan '18

IPM Essen

 

HBA

 

To carry out its plant breeding activities, Agriom has 7000 m2 of greenhouse space in which each crop has its own section that provides excellent climate conditions. The keeping quality of the products can be tested under standardised conditions in a vase life testing facility. Agriom also has special areas reserved for disease-resistance testing and a tissue culture laboratory that enables the rapid propagation of new products when necessary. It can also be used for other activities to support plant breeding such as mutagenisis, the production of virus-free plants, ploidy modification and embryo rescue. These breeding activities are conducted by the academic staff (graduated from Wageningen University) and their assistants.

The breeding operations at Agriom are based on traditional methods of plant breeding. Making the best possible use of the natural genetic variation existing in every plant makes it quite possible to arrive at improvements in the assortment. The result is the generation of varieties displaying better production characteristics and a superior quality. Our programme complies completely with the registration requirements stipulated in the Nagoya Protocol.

In addition to assisting breeding projects and conducting research, Agriom has also acquired substantial commercial experience over the years, particularly in foreign markets. This international involvement in the commercial development of various products ensures an effective approach. The combination of extensive experience and excellent products - plus the close collaboration between the worlds of commerce and research - has already proven highly successful. Agriom's working methods have led to the introduction of new varieties in such crops as hydrangea, chrysanthemum, kalanchoe, rose, pot rose, hibiscus, spathiphyllum, begonia, Euphorbia fulgens, poinsettia and New Guinea Impatiens.


Service

Agriom provides expertise in a wide range of areas including breeding, consulting, research and market development.

Breeding

Agriom’s access to academic expertise and our extensive practical experience with many floriculture and soft fruit crops enables us to develop both small and large-scaled breeding programmes for many crops.

Consulting

Agriom’s comprehensive knowledge of subsidies for launching new projects plus our efficient and effective procedures for developing these projects makes us the ideal partner for assisting in the start-up of a new breeding programme. Professional consultants guide the various steps in this process towards achieving the desired results.

Market Development

Agriom’s extensive network of distributors and partners means that we are closely involved in international market developments and trends. By responding promptly to these turns of events, Agriom is able to develop the products for its partners that the market wants.

Research

Agriom has access to facilities needed to conduct various kinds of research related to the needs of the floriculture sector. These could range from keeping quality testing to literature reviews. Our close contacts with organisations such as Wageningen University keep us informed of the latest developments.


Process

The objective, development and implementation of a breeding programme are established in close consultation with the customer. Agriom’s international network and knowledge of both the Dutch and foreign markets guarantee success in the introduction of new varieties.

Plan

Agriom works with the partner in discussing the desired objectives. These are then used to develop a breeding programme which is followed step by step.

Breeding programme

The results of crossings are used when needed to adjust the breeding programme to attain the proposed objectives.

Market development

The varieties that meet or come closest to meeting the objectives are selected in cooperation with the partner. By sharing each other’s expertise, the most suitable promotional activities are then used to market these varieties.


Our Crops

Ever since beginning its breeding activities in 1985, Agriom and its partners have been successful in developing new varieties in a wide range of floriculture and soft fruit crops.


Hydrangea


Soft fruit


Kalanchoe


News

News from Agriom and its partners.


contact

The Agriom team will be pleased to welcome you.

Phone

+31 (0) 297-344078

Email

info@agriom.nl
or use the form below

Address

Achterweg 58a
1424PR De Kwakel
The Netherlands


Route

A4 Amsterdam - Den Haag: take the Aalsmeer (N201) exit.
Take the N201 towards Aalsmeer, follow the ring road around Aalsmeer, go through the Waterwolftunnel, and then follow the N201 to its intersection with the N231 (Legmeerdijk). Turn right towards Kudelstaart/De Kwakel. Follow the N231 for about 4.5 km until you reach an exit 100 m after the BP petrol station on the right hand side. Turn right and then left  onto: Achterweg.

A2 Utrecht – Amsterdam: take the Vinkeveen (N201) exit.
Follow the N201 towards Vinkeveen past Mijdrecht and Uithoorn, continue until you get to the intersection with the N231. Turn left towards FloraHolland/Kudelstaart/De Kwakel. Follow the N231 (Legmeerdijk) for about 4.5 km until you reach an exit 100 m after the BP petrol station on the right hand side. Turn right and then left onto: Achterweg.