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 24 March 2025 until Fri 28 March 2025

Duration 5 days
Venue Bleiswijk
Price EUR 3,095.00

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.

The Masterclass has been a great way for gaining in-depth knowledge on greenhouse growing and fertigation in particular. It was fun to implement it as a team effort.

Is this Masterclass for you?

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.

The Masterclass really lets you think about the situation at your company. It opens your eyes for some problems that are there.

Programme & 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.

It has enhanced my understanding of nutrient and water quality, so that I can apply these principles’

Practical information

€3095,- per person, including materials, coffee/tea/water, lunches and one network dinner.
Maximum of 30 participants.
Based on your attendance you will receive a certificate at the end of the programme.

More information and registration

An excellent week long program to reconnect theory & practice on substrate growing.