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”.
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.
Preliminary programme and topics
This programme consists of an attractive mix of lectures, practical case work and evening seminars by renowned experts. It also includes 2 days of field visits to leading international companies in the Greenhouse industry.
- Introduction to protected horticulture
- Passive greenhouse (light and functions of the cover)
- Potential crop yield
- Basic principles of crop physiology
- Water quality, growing systems and nutrient solutions
- Crop management
- Climate management
- Plant nutrition and its management
- Crop protection and integrated pest management
- Overview of protected horticulture and wrap-up
Leading international experts from Wageningen University & Research are engaged in this programme. The live Q&A sessions give you the opportunity to interact with the experts and between participants.
Summer School leaders
The course leaders are Dr. C. (Cecilia) Stanghellini and Ing. E. A. (Erik) van Os, both Wageningen Plant Research, Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture as well as Prof. dr. ir. L. F. M. (Leo) Marcelis and Dr. ir. E. (Ep) Heuvelink, both Wageningen University, Department of Plant Sciences.