The research possibilities of the companies, which are members of OVTO, extend from elementary research such as analysing macro and micro nutrients to scientific research on the causes of plant diseases up to cultivation experiments at market gardens. The research is based on information from literature, laboratory research (chemical and microbiological) or cultivation experiments in experimental greenhouses or in practice, and depends on request and subject. On utilising the specialisms of the member companies it is possible to offer complete solutions to the various sections in glasshouse horticulture.
An example of a demonstration project is the project "guided
control" implemented for PT within the framework of MJPG. Laboratory analyses
of fungi in root environment were used in the project. The growers were advised
on how to carry out control and which means could be used. The advice was based
on the results acquired from analyses. It turned out that considerable savings
on means could be realised with this way of working. Information about the results
of the project were given in lectures and in professional literature.