Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture

Wageningen University & Research is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture. This 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 26 August 2024 until Fri 6 September 2024

Duration 10 days
Venue Wageningen Campus
Price EUR 3,249.00

Why follow this Summer School?

After 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 me, participating in Summer School Greenhouse Horticulture 2022 was an extraordinary experience to enhance my insight about the last trends in the topic and to get in contact with world-class experts. It opened a world of possibilities of what can be adapted to be used in my own country to contribute to improve the way we produce our food.
Marisol Osorio Cardenas, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

Is this Summer School for you?

The Summer School is open to PhD students, post-docs, junior scientists, and professionals from all over the world. It is an intensive program designed to advance knowledge in the field.

Particular attention has been given to developing a programme that relates to and is interesting for protected cultivation. Using less technology than is usual in The Netherlands. So, basics will be learned to apply directly in your own country and situation.

Programme & topics

This programme consists of an attractive mix of lectures, practical casework and evening seminars by renowned experts. It also includes 2 days of field visits to leading international companies in the Greenhouse industry.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Overview of Protected Horticulture
  • Passive Greenhouse (light and functions of the cover)
  • Climate Management
  • Basic Principles of Crop Physiology
  • Potential Crop Yield
  • Crop Management
  • Plant Nutrition and its Management
  • Water Quality, Growing Systems and Nutrient Solutions
  • Crop Protection and Integrated Pest Management

I came to Wageningen Summer Greenhouse School as a novice without practical experience in greenhouse growing but a lot of interest in learning about it as much as possible. The course was excellent, concise and informative, packed with knowledge for all levels of expertise. It gave an overview of the most important aspects of greenhouse growing and therefore a stable grounding for further work. Overall, a useful and pleasant experience.
Andrea Hossó, economist and finance professional

Practical information

The price is € 3249 per person and covers tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments. The adjusted price for PhD'ers is € 2869.

We allow max. 35 participants for this programme.

More information & registration