Exclusive site visit to a manure treatment installation in Flanders and demonstration of the NIR-system

On Wednesday (afternoon) December 2 a guided visit to the largest manure treatment company ‘Fertikal’ in Flanders will be organised.
Visit to Fertikal: Fertikal is manufacturer and seller of organic and organo-mineral NPK fertilizers worldwide. Fertikal processes Flemish (Belgian) and Dutch manure into composted soil conditioner and granulated organic fertilizer for both agricultural and horticultural markets. Fertikal's offices and production site are located in the center of the Port of Antwerp, an obvious logistical advantage in terms of transport and accessibility. The production plant has been completely modernized in 2014 and is one of the largest in Europe.
All information see http://www.fertikal.be/

Next to this visit, the NIR(Near Infra-Red)-system will be demonstrated.
This mobile system offers the farmer the possibility to register on-line the composition of manure in the slurry tank, this by using a NIR-sensor. This concept has been picked up by the Dutch company ‘D-TEC’ and will be demonstrated during the visit on December 2. Today the Dutch government investigates if Near Infra-Red could be used as registration system for manure transports.
More information see http://www.d-tec.nl/sampling-agr/grp/38

PROGRAMME

12u40 Meeting point at ‘Poel Ghent’ (see route description)
13u Departure by bus
14u Arrival at company Fertikal
14u10 Introduction by the Flemish Coordination Centre Manure Processing (VCM)
14u25 GROUP 1 – visit of the production site of Fertikal
focus on the production of granulated organic fertilizers for the export market
GROUP 2 – demonstration of the NIR-system by D-TEC
15u15 GROUP 2 – visit of the production site of Fertikal
GROUP 1 – demonstration of the NIR-system by D-TEC
16u Drink offerend by our golden sponsor Best Hall
16u30 Return to Ghent by bus
17u30 Arrival at Ghent (Poel Ghent)

Adress of the site visit:
Fertikal N.V.
Molenweg Haven 1938
9130 Kallo
Belgium