Hydroponic cultivation on stone wool growing media results in a higher yield per square meter compared to cultivation in soil. In a greenhouse the ultimate climate conditions can be created for plants. This, in combination with Precision Growing, enables growers to give the plant exactly the amount of water and fertiliser it needs. This leads to a strong plant that carries more fruits.
Gernert Jungpflanzen, a nursery in Germany, works with 100 umol LED for cultivation. Owner Achim Gernert gives a hands-on presentation sharing his own experiences.
As rules and regulations for the use of pesticides increase, specialists in plant protection at Biobest Marvin Koot & Arjo van Lenteren share the Go's & No Go's for biological control in propagation.
Plantosys advisor Erik Jaspers gives his view on how to create resilient plants by protecting them against insects with beneficials, using the right plant growth enhancers / biological enhancers.
Ines van Marrewijk, Product manager agribusiness at Groen Agro Control, explains the importance of hygiene in relation to viruses and bacteria.
Marcel Janssen, Manager Sales at Gipmans Planten, shares his experiences LED in plant propagation, as daily radiation is an important aspect in propagating young plants.
Because organising international meetings and events was not possible due to the Coronavirus, we decided to change the setup of the International Propagation Seminar on 23rd of September. On this day, we organised our first online International Propagation Seminar. This means we facilitated a content webinar of approximately 1.5 hour instead of the original 2-day program. The theme remained unchanged:
BACK TO THE ROOTS
The biggest change is of course that we are not able to facilitate the networking part and the practical visits. Nevertheless, we guarantee an inspiring program with fascinating speakers from different areas (eg. science, plant breeding, crop specialist) who will shine their light on the latest developments in the area of root zone management.
Director Marketing Vincent Deenen of Grodan opens the Seminar, and shares his vision on the impact of digitalisation in the horticultural industry and in particular professional propagation.
Director Sales North West Europe of Koppert gives his view on developments regarding biological crop protection and natural pollination in propagation.
Jack Mooney (nursery manager Costa Group, tomato grower in Australia) gives insight in his extensive knowledge about healing techniques with grafted seadlings.
Eric Hegger of Nova crop control gives insight in how plant sap analysis can be used to optimize nutrition strategy
Presentation of Mike Poodt of vegetable breeding company Rijk Zwaan. In this presentation Mike shares how Rijk Zwaan is looking at innovative ways to speed up classic breeding processes
Thomas Peters, is crop consultation propagation at Grodan and shares in his presentation how data of the rootzone results in new product development at Grodan