Masterclass Soilles Culture, 2020 edition

Training Programme

Masterclass Soilless Culture

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.

Organised by Wageningen Academy

Mon 3 February 2020 until Fri 7 February 2020

Duration 5 days
Location The Netherlands
Venue Bleiswijk
Price EUR2,945.00

Practical information
Price Per person and covers tuition, excursion day-trip, course materials, lunch and refreshments during the day and one network dinner.
Hotel accommodation is not included in the course fee. We offer pick-up services from a selected hotel nearby.
Registration deadline 15 January 2020
Min/Max participants 15 - 30

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.

The course gives participants an in-depth understanding of:
- Growing systems incl. technical lay-out in relation to required crop demands
- Growing media and its applications in practice
- Water quality and plant nutrition; learn to analyse repots and act accordingly
- Calculation of nutrient solutions and translate into fertilizer recipes
- Manage (execute, report and evaluate) water and fertilisation strategies

Target group

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.

Course deliverables

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.

Course leaders

The course leaders are ing. W. (Wim) Voogt, ir. C. (Chris) Blok and ing. E. A. (Erik) van Os, Wageningen University & Research, Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture.

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