Wageningen University & Research is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture, which is the most advanced and productive in the world. During the “Summer School on Greenhouse Horticulture”, from August 25 till September 5, 2019, scientists will again share their unique knowledge with international students and researchers.
After a general introduction on Greenhouse Horticulture and a cursory review of important topics, crop, climate and root zone management will be explored in more detail, in a varied and attractive mix of lectures, practical case work, company visits and seminars by relevant actors and experts. The “social factor” will not be neglected: there will be joint dinners and a programme for the weekend can be prepared.
This excellent and intensive Summer School is meant for MSc and PhD students, post-docs, junior scientists and professionals working in the field from all over the world. Particular attention has been given to develop a program that relates to and is interesting for protected cultivation with less technology than is usual in the Netherlands. So,
basics will be learned to apply directly in your own country/situation.
After successfully attending the Summer School, participants will:
- Know the most relevant processes in protected cultivation ranging from plant physiology to economics;
- Understand how technology affects climate management, crop production and resource use efficiency;
- Be able to apply this knowledge to quantitatively address decisions about climate management, crop cultivation and nutrition.
Programme & topics
For the full topic outline, speakers and more background information, please visit the Summer School website.