Explore the world of Greenhouse Horticulture and unlock the potential of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques. Join our comprehensive Crop Protection and Integrated Pest Management course, where you will learn the best strategies to manage diseases, insects, and mites in the greenhouse environment. Gain practical insights and theoretical knowledge in greenhouse technology, pesticide reduction, and plant supply. By implementing IPM practices, you can effectively control pests while minimising environmental impact and reducing costs.
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An investment in Crop Protection and Integrated Pest Management pays off:
- Learning about adequate crop protection and integrated pest management techniques can help improve the health and productivity of crops. This can lead to higher yields and higher-quality produce.
- Identifying and addressing potential pest and disease issues early reduces crop losses. This also minimises the risk of plant damage.
- Environmental sustainability is a significant concern. Adequate crop protection and integrated pest management can reduce the need for harmful chemical treatments. This promotes a more sustainable and environmentally friendly approach to greenhouse horticulture.
- Compliance with regulations: many countries have strict rules regarding the use of pesticides and other chemical treatments in agriculture. By joining our course, you will stay up-to-date on these regulations and ensure compliance.
- Professional development: investing in continuing education and professional development help you stay current with the latest industry trends and techniques.
Why follow this course at the WUR?
The Netherlands is the world's second-largest net exporter of agricultural products, after the USA, with a solid performance in the horticultural trade. The Netherlands leads the world in fresh fruit and vegetable exports, with a value of €13 billion in 2021.
Greenhouse-grown tomatoes are the most exported fruit and vegetable product, which is a reflection of the productivity of the Netherlands' world-leading greenhouse horticulture industry, which relies on advanced technology and sustainable production systems with low energy consumption, low water and pesticide inputs, and low emissions to achieve high productivity.
Examples of collaborations with China and The Netherlands
As urbanisation accelerates, more than half of China's population lives in cities, with 18 cities with 10 million people and over 130 cities with a million people. Greenhouse horticulture is an essential means of increasing urban food self-sufficiency, improving the efficiency and sustainability of agriculture, and providing safe and healthy products for a growing population with high-quality needs.
In recent years, greenhouse horticulture has proliferated in China, with imports of greenhouse equipment from the Netherlands valued at over US$100 million in 2021. This makes China the largest exporter of greenhouse equipment to the Netherlands.
For who is this course?
This online course has been developed for PhD students, post-docs, junior scientists and professionals working in the greenhouse horticulture and crop protection domain.
By attending this course, you will:
- Understand integrated pest management in greenhouse crops
- Get an overview of greenhouse pests and pathogens
- Learn about biological control and important groups of natural enemies
- Develop biological control strategies in greenhouse crops
- Understand the cultural control strategies and other non-chemical IPM tools
- Explore integration of different measures into an ecologically-based IPM strategy
- Be inspired by specific cases from practice
€ 650 per person, which covers tuition and course materials.
Max. 30 participants.
How to apply
Register via www.wur.eu/academy.
Based on your attendance and evaluation, you will receive a certificate after the programme is finished.
This course has been co-organised with SDDDC.