Dedicated "plaza" and seminar at Horti Fair will explain synergies in sustainable protected edible growing
18 September 2012,
A specialist section of the Amsterdam show next month will look at how the factors of plant genetics, physiology, water, nutrient and climate management contribute to yield quantity and quality, and to plant health.
Backed by consultancy DLV Plant, substrate supplier Grodan, biological control specialist Koppert and vegetable seed breeder and supplier Nunhems, the platform will highlight synergies between each of these aspects of protected cropping.
Coordinator Erik Titulaer explained: "A collaborative seminar will be held by all four suppliers to offer insight in the newest developments, solutions and methods in the area of sustainable growing."
Horti Fair will be held at Amsterdam RAI from 30 October to 2 November.
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