Netherlands, Wageningen

Protected Horticulture

when 22 August 2016 - 2 September 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1995

Wageningen University and Research centre is the “knowledge heart” of the Dutch Greenhouse Horticulture, which is the most advanced and productive in the world. After the huge success of the first “Summer School on Protected Horticulture”, Wageningen UR scientists will share again their unique knowledge with international students and researchers during 2016 Summer School on Protected Horticulture that will be held in Wageningen, The Netherlands, from August, 22nd through September 2nd, 2016.

After a general introduction on Protected Horticulture and a cursory review of important topics, we will explore crop, climate and root zone management in more detail, in a varied and attractive mix of lectures, practical case work, company visits and seminars by relevant actors and experts. The “social factor” will not be neglected: there will be joint dinners and a programme for the weekend can be prepared.

Course leader

Summer School leaders
• Prof. Leo Marcelis
• Dr. Cecilia Stanghellini
• Dr. Ep Heuvelink
• Ing. Erik van Os

Target group

This excellent and intensive Summer School is meant for MSc and PhD students, post-docs and junior scientists from all over the world. Particular attention has been given to develop a program that relates to and is interesting for protected cultivation with less technology than is usual in The Netherlands. So, basics will be learned to apply directly in your own country/situation.

Course aim

After successfully attending the Summer School, you will:
• Know the most relevant processes in protected cultivation ranging from plant physiology to economics.
• Understand how technology affects climate management, crop production and resource use efficiency.
• Be able to apply this knowledge to quantitatively address decisions about climate management, crop cultivation and nutrition.

Fee info

EUR 1995: Early-bird discount offer, sign up before the 29th of April and a discount of €175 is offered.


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