RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & EXPERIMENTATION ACTIVITIES
Promotion of the economic development and competitiveness of the Ligurian system of floriculture and nursery businesses.
The IRF aims to support sector companies through lab and field research demonstrating technologies and new production systems that are environmentally friendly and economically sustainable.
Agronomic assessments, at the IRF and at local flower producers, of crops with low energy, water and fertilizer input, resistant to annual temperature and humidity changes.
Integrated and biological control testing for the most widespread flower species diseases.
Cultivation tests introducing environmentally and economically sustainable techniques, with a particular focus on the use of renewable energies (e.g. photovoltaic solar panels), innovative lighting systems (LED) and crop cooling and heating systems.