Friday 17 August an open day will take place where a number of trials an demonstrations will be shown about the fruit research of WUR which takes place at the experimental garden Proeftuin Randwijk in the Netherlands. This day is meant for professional topfruit growers and companies within the fruit supply chain. It will also be possible to visit an exhibition with nurseries, machinery companies and other supplying companies.
From 10.45 until 12.00h several technical demo’s can be visited. WUR researchers will be showing a drone – precision root pruning demo, a Fruit 4.0 flower and fruit counter can be visited and several spraying machines are being demonstrated.
From 13.00 until 16.00h the following research topics of WUR can be visited:
- Research on pear psyllid and ear wigs, Karin Winkler
- Drought in pear, Rien van der Maas
- Small fruits research, Dalphy Harteveld
€ 50,- per person. This includes all snacks and drinks. Entrance is free for all farmers that are ‘supporter of Proeftuin Randwijk’ One can become supporter of Proeftuin Randwijk. Supportership costs €175,- per topfruit farm. Supporters do have access to all results of Proeftuin Randwijk.
About Proeftuin Randwijk
Proeftuin Randwijk is a private and independent research and demonstration orchard in Holland. The partners in the orchard are Fruitconsult, Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Centrale Adviesdienst Fruitteelt (CAF) and the Dutch Fruitgrowers Organisation (NFO).
Proeftuin Randwijk shows an interesting mix of fundamental research and practical demos in the field of sustainable fruit cultivation, modern varieties and rootstocks, efficient production systems, and new tecnologies. Proeftuin Randwijk is thus the central place in the Netherlands where independent research takes place and where innovations in the form of demos can be shown.