Cultivation above the ground: tree nursery

In many areas with sandy soils, the European water quality standards are not met.

The Netherlands has been given until 2015 to come with solutions. The challenge is to develop profitable farming systems for the tree nursery sector in the Netherlands whereby the leaching of nutrients and pesticides is reduced.

The aim of this project is the development of innovative farming systems for sustainable production of nursery trees. The results obtained until now show that the cultivation in large containers and gutters is economically viable. Besides the financial benefits also the working conditions improve.