15th of November 2017
12:45 – 13:15 Registration and welcome drink
13:15 – 13:30 Welcome and introduction
13:30 – 14:00 Outcomes of the FERTINNOWA project: Irrigation and fertigation practices and technologies all over Europe and how we can learn from each other (Esther Lechevallier)
14:00 – 15:00 Interactive technology tour 1 or Policy working session
15:00 – 15:30 Refreshment break at the technology market
15:30 – 16:30 Interactive technology tour 2 or Policy working session
16:30 – 16:50 Closing session with Innovation award ceremony
16:50 – 18:30 Networking drink at the technology market
During this session, you will find out more about the so far outcomes of the FERTINNOWA project. We will present the results of the grower survey we carried out in 2016 related to fertigation practices and the bottlenecks experienced. This session will focus on the most common fertigation problems, technologies applied and the possibilities and benefits to exchange knowledge and technologies.
The presentation can be found here.
Policy Working session
One of the FERTINNOWA´s aims is to give a clear picture of the State of the Art of Fertigation in different European regions. Therefore, attention is given to the role that policy and legislation play in aspects related to sustainability and the future of improved agricultural systems designed to optimise the use and water and nutrients for plants, as well as the concomitant environmental costs. Experts from different locations and fields will present their thoughts on questions like how to implement the Polluter Pays Principle or to what extent legislation supports the implementation of innovative technologies.
Policy Session will take place on the afternoon of the 15th of November, from 14:00 to 16:30. During the first hour guest speakers will give their vision on these aspects with a multi-actor philosophy: policy makers, NGOs and growers´ organisations. After the coffee break, a round table will try to summarise the different points of view and comment on questions and observations from the audience.
Policy session presentations
- Framework, bottlenecks and solution routes (Wilfred Appelman, TNO the Netherlands)
- An integral insight of the efficiency of the use of fertilisers in the agricultural sector (Ruth Pérez, FNCA Spain)
- Sustainable water management in intensive agriculture and environment (Sébastien Guéry, Ferdoñana Spain)
- Role of the Flemish Land Agency to implement innovative techniques for growing media (Koen Cochet, VLM Belgium)
- Water in the Netherlands (Guus Meis, LTO The Netherlands)
For more information about the outcomes of the policy session click here
Interactive technology tours
Get to know more about water and fertilisation tools and technologies from all over Europe during one of the interactive technology tours! We will guide you along technology suppliers and researchers that will show you their recent developments and project outcomes. FERTINNOWA partners will tell you more about their experiences with the technologies and how they have been exchanged the past year. The tours will give you the opportunity to discuss the pros and cons of these technologies
More information about the tours can be found here
16th of November 2017
8h00-8h30: Registration and departure at the World HortiCenter
9h00-13h00: Guided tour to:
- Van der Lans
- Ter Laak
13h00-14h30: Closing lunch at Priva
14h30-15h00: Transport to World HortiCenter
Van der Lans
Take a look behind the scenes of Van der Lans. With 52 hectares of greenhouses, this company is one of the biggest tomato growers in the Netherlands. At the farm, you will find out more about the use of geothermics and their water and nutrient management practices. More info…
Ter Laak Orchids
At the company of Ter Laak Orchids, you will have a look at one of the most automatised production systems in horticulture. More info…
Grab your chance to have a look behind the scenes in Priva and see where the new technologies are designed and constructed. Moreover, you will have the chance to enjoy your lunch in the fascinating building at the Priva Campus.