The 2019 edition will be organized on 25 and 26 September in Nootdorp (the Netherlands), and the theme of the Seminar is "Welcome to Number-land".
During the knowledge day on 25 September several speakers from different areas (eg. crop protection, plant breeding, fertilizers) will shine their light on the influence of big data and robotics on international propagation.
On the practical visits day on 26 September two guided tours are planned at top-notch propagation facilities in the Netherlands.
Data in the greenhouse is growing in importance as a means for optimizing plants. In part 1 of this blog, Head of Chair Group Horticulture and Product Physiology of Wageningen UR Leo Marcelis spoke about the growing use of data and measurements by growers.
Optimizing plants is a grower’s daily task. Many growers make frequent use of Wageningen University’s knowledge for it. Professor Leo Marcelis has been researching plants in greenhouse horticulture at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
In the world of marketing terms such as data mining, AI or machine learning have gained a solid foothold. But their increasing use in horticulture is quite new. Not so strange, since the sector demands new business models in order to realize the transformation from green fingers to data management in the greenhouse. The nice thing is that it’s possible. Let us explain why.
When I return from a trip abroad flying over the Netherlands, I see the beautiful glass greenhouses often hundreds of meters long, below me. Our Dutch pride. Hypermodern production centers where growers, day in and day out, grow passionately beautiful, high-quality crops. Obviously, this is not an easy job. The industry is plagued by a chronic shortage of manpower. Production must be faster and cheaper. This also makes it difficult for growers to commit to volumes, prices and delivery dates.