The Natural Resources Institute of Finland produces tailored research and specialist services, research data and solutions built on research data for Finnish primary production. We are a neutral, multi-disciplinary research institute of bio economy. Our research projects are of high international standard.

Expertise on the entire production chain, versatile infrastructure and multidisciplinary activities ensure that the Natural Resources Institute of Finland is a worthy partner in development processes for companies in this sector.

The solutions and services offered by Luke are based on scientific research and they are carried out with expertise. During it’s over centennial history, the Natural Resources Institute of Finland has accrued a substantial database of various monitoring activities, which can be useful in client projects either directly or indirectly. As a result, the traceability and safety of primary production are improved, the aromatic properties, quality and harvest potential of produce improve and the resource efficiency of the entire production chain grows.

Milk production, meat production and hydroculture

Sustainable and profitable systems of primary production are the core of our expertise, and the most recent applications of automation and the possibilities it entails are used. The Natural Resources Institute of Finland helps to improve the competitive advantage of primary production and to establish the factors that will enhance the sustainability of Finnish primary production. We have access to unique infrastructure and notably extensive expertise base in our use with regard to milk and meat production and hydroculture. The Natural Resources Institute of Finland has unique expertise in client-oriented research and development of the entire production chain of beef, pork, chicken, fish and reindeer, focusing on all aspects of the value chain. There are Finnish and international top experts in the fields of refining, nutrition and feed, production conditions and animal welfare, etc.

Vegetable and berry production

The vegetable and berry production sector has Finnish and international top experts in the fields of refining, integrated plant conservation, nutrient use, soil and growing conditions. The research and development of greenhouse technologies is another strong area of expertise. The Natural Resources Institute of Finland holds a strong practical expertise in the clean northern conditions (air, water, soil).