Summer School

Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture

Wageningen University & Research is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture, which is the most advanced and productive in the world. Scientists of Wageningen University & Research will share their unique knowledge with international students and researchers during this “Summer School”.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 23 August 2021 until Fri 3 September 2021

Duration 10 days
Location Wageningen Campus

Registration deadline: 1 July 2021
Register directly or download the flyer.

Important information
We aim for a Summer School onsite. However if this is not possible due to corona outbreak regulations we will organize an online edition, with reduced course fee (€ 1570.- for the industry and € 1270.- for academia (PhD students)). This decision will be made on 1 June 2021. Directly after this date all registerted will be informed and asked to reconfirm their registration.

Why join this Summer School?

After successfully attending the Summer School, you 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.

For whom is this Summer School?

This excellent and intensive Summer School is meant for 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 programme 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.

Programme and topics

After a general introduction on Greenhouse Horticulture and a cursory review of important topics, we will explore crop, climate and root zone management 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.

Participants will receive the book Greenhouse horticulture – Technology for optimal crop production.

Summer School leaders

The course leaders are Dr. C. (Cecilia) Stanghellini and Ing. E. A. (Erik) van Os, both Wageningen Plant Research as well as Prof. dr. ir. L. F. M. (Leo) Marcelis and Dr. ir. E. (Ep) Heuvelink, both Wageningen University, Department of Plant Sciences.

More information & registration

You can register for the Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture or download the flyer. Questions? Contact programme manager Liesbeth Vallinga.