- About us
- Experimental greenhouse
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- Product development
- Advice and Support
- Biological cultivation
Part of the furniture at PlantResearch, a Higher Laboratory Education graduate. At the lab, Sundy has been the elongation of the greenhouse trials and product development for years.
Sundy is responsible for quality controls both at PlantResearch and externally, on client production sites.
In her private life Sundy is all about music: her radio can frequently be heard across all greenhouse compartments. The end product doesn't suffer from this, maybe even the opposite...
Ron has a Masters degree in Biology, and is specialized in biochemistry and plant physiology. As Senior Researcher he is responsible for devising, planning and managing projects in both the trail greenhouse and the lab. In addition to his research, Ron regularly writes popular scientific articles for our clients.
Nicolette, the Registrations Manager at PlantResearch, is responsible for product and name registrations for our clients. Furthermore she is the contact person arranging documents for countries with very strict import legislation, such as Australia, New Zealand, Japan, or Brazil. If the authorities say something can’t be done or is impossible, that’s where the challenge starts for Nicolette!
Nicolette also prepares safety information sheets, product specifications and label texts for clients, and she advises them on legislation and regulations regarding import and export.
Nicolette is a crack at chemical and biological crop protection. Everybody in the business knows her, and she knows the whole business.
At home Nicolette is also happy with her two competition Border Collies and a mixed flock of Drenthe moorland and Scottish Blackface sheep.
With years of horticulture experience in both flowers and vegetable, both in the Netherlands and Africa, Stan is the one with the greenest fingers at PlantResearch. In our greenhouse Stan supervises the cultivation, planning, and everything else that needs to be done. He is also responsible for leading our greenhouse team and keeps a close eye on the plant development in the various trials.
After his graduation from Wageningen University, where he studied agricultural technology, Pieter Blok started in farm research in 2011. That makes sense if you grow up on a mixed dairy- and agriculture farm in Zealand. Early 2012 he joined PlantResearch as a junior researcher and he is now the 'jack of all trades' of the research team. With his enthusiasm, dedication and technical insight he has shown to be a great asset to PlantResearch.
In his spare time Pieter is a keen football player and football fan, who also wants to score on behalf of PlantResearch in the near future.
Ans van Gestel started early 2012 at PlantResearch as a trial greenhouse worker. She has years of experience in greenhouse horticulture. Be it potplants, cutflowers or greenhouse vegetables, she has experience with all.
At PlantResearch Ans assists with the preparation, initiation and execution of trials, taking care of crop maintenance and makes sure that the greenhouse areas and the central hall all stay spotless.
In her spare time Ans likes company. She is very active in the community of her hometown Dorst, as a member of the carnival association and volunteering at the local football club on a regular base.
28 year old Diek belongs to the younger generation at PlantResearch. As greenhouse worker he makes sure that the plants are in top condition. He is responsible for everything that blooms and flourishes at PlantResearch, and it shows. Because of his care and attention little plantlets grow into healthy and flourishing crops in no time.
Diek helps setting up greenhouse trials and collects the ever important research data. He is also helps to keep the greenhouses free of pests through the application of biological crop protection.
In his spare time he is an active tennis player and he finds peace fishing by the waterside.
With Martien, PlantResearch has its own in-house expert for setting up and executing greenhouse trials. Martien is a jack-of-all-trades. In addition to his education as a chemical analyst, he has years of experience as a grower and is an expert in greenhouse technology. If required for a trial, Martien will install all kinds of electrical, climate and irrigation systems. He also regularly consults with the suppliers of our technical systems and will see to it that all necessary adjustments and settings are in place. Thanks to Martien and our multifunctional greenhouses, we are able to perform almost every imaginable plant trial.
Diaz has a Masters degree in Plant Sciences and is specialized in crop ecology and plant protection. As Senior Researcher he is responsible for devising, planning and managing research projects in both the trail greenhouse and the laboratory Over the years Diaz has developed a huge knowledge of plants, fertilizers, plant biostimulants and crop protection. With his creativity and research discipline he has helped to further elevate the research at PlantResearch. Diaz' greatest passion inside and outside of his research work is to investigate and create.
As Registration Officer at PlantResearch Arianne is a great support for Nicolette when it comes to product registrations en import licenses. In addition to that she's a true all round secretary, is responsible for the purchase of office materials and takes meeting notes if and when required. Although she living in Heesch in Brabant, she never lost her Utrecht accent and is always in the mood for a little joke.
Ellen is our conscience and our little sunshine at PlantResearch. Ellen is the unseen power in our organization and provides everyone with a portion of energy.
She is primarily responsible for administration, but does so much more.
Thanks to Ellen everything runs smoothly and everybody feels at home and welcome.
Julia has years of experience in chemical and biological analysis, both in the plastics industry and in a medical environment. As you would expect from a professional laboratory assistant, 'precise', 'clean' and 'safe' are words that really describe her work. Together with Sundy Julia is responsible for carrying out analysis and other laboratory work at PlantResearch. The two make a great team, although it took Julia some time to get used to Sundy's musical interests.
During the summer Julia just loves to work in her garden as well as always spend time with her grandchildren.
Peter is the General Manager of PlantResearch and takes care of running the organisation. His strength is listening to the customer, understanding their needs, and subsequently provide a solution that satisfies everyone. His other tasks are the acquisition and execution of projects, communication, marketing, and HR management. He also leads the administrative and registration team and he consults with the Green House Supervisor and the Research Project Manager about the optimal utilisation of the greenhouse and research capacity. Peter graduated from Wageningen University and when not at PlantResearch, likes to run, play baseball and ski. Furthermore he loves to travel, with a preference for Italy and Central America, and he is interested in history.
Although she grew up on a dairy farm, Tanja choose to study horticulture when she went to Wageningen University and she never looked back. Tanja is specialized in horticultural production chains and has built ample experience with harvest predictions, variety and substrate trials on tomatoes and sweet pepper, as well as trying to find long term solutions for quality and shelf life issues. This is a great asset in her work as a Senior Researcher at PlantResearch.
Apart from her job at PlantResearch, Tanja is a member of the local council of the municipality of Oosterhout, where she is the spokesperson for area planning, environment and housing.
Petra is a member of the greenhouse team at PlantResearch. She assists at the preparation, initiation and execution of trials, takes care of the crop maintenance and makes sure that the greenhouses, the technical area and the central hall stay spotless.
In her spare time Petra loves having coffee or shopping with friends. She likes spending her vacations in Croatia, to go sightseeing or just relax on the beach. Furthermore she dreams of making a balloon trip one day.