The global market for vegetables and flowers ask for cultivation methods that are sustainable. Soilless Culture systems play an important role in fulfilling this requirement. Growing horticulture plants on a soilless culture is a complex subject. In this global playing field the latest knowledge on growing media, plant physiology and water & nutrition management are important to make well-founded choices. By attending this Masterclass you will learn the basics of soilless culture and how to execute, report and evaluate the factors involved.
Why follow this Masterclass?
The aim of this course is to learn the basics of soilless culture and understand how to apply horticultural principles in the cultivation, use and management of plants in various soilless production situations. Examples for different horticultural crops are on the agenda.
For whom is this Masterclass?
This Masterclass is designed for professionals working in horticultural companies, consultants and technical suppliers with an interest in technical-, process- or crop related topics. For instance managers, supervisors, business operators and owners involved in making decisions and managing cultivation systems.
Programme and topics
The course offers an attractive mix of lectures, greenhouse and laboratory visits and practical experiments/ assignments. There is ample time to interact with the experts from Wageningen Univerity & Research and other participants. Together you will explore the world of soilless culture.
There will be an online preparation module before the start of the course. Each course day starts at 9.00h and finishes at 17.00h (local time). Besides the lectures and excursions there is time to work on your casus, the design of a soilless cultivation system for a specific crop.