INTRODUCTION OF NEW BULBOUS CROPS IN THE NETHERLANDS
More than 1000 genera are known of bulbous, cormous and tuberous plants.
Although much literature is available on these plants, only limited information can be found with respect to the potential value as cutflowers, potplants or garden plants.
One aim of the project is to collect and arrange the relevant literature and to extract knowledge for the potential horticultural applications of these plants.
A second aim is to find ways to collect the interesting plant material, to study their characteristics under Dutch culture conditions, and to advise the growers on growing, breeding and introduction of this new crops.