Horti Fair and Wageningen UR consolidate knowledge

Many seminars about current horticultural topics were held during Horti Fair 2011. As a result, the Horti Fair and Wageningen UR have consolidated this knowledge in the form of a special publication: Knowledge Review: Towards Sustainable Horticulture. This publication was presented to Dutch Topteam Horticulture during the spring conference of Greenport Holland.

The Horti Fair is the biggest international trade fair for technology, innovation and inspiration in horticulture and will be taking place this year from 30 October to 2 November inclusive in the Amsterdam RAI. These seminars have been held at the Horti Fair since 2011.

During these HortiSeminars, visitors are informed about current horticultural subjects within a short period of time. Addressed last year, for example, were the supply chain, doing business in China and LED lighting.

“In 2011, the Horti Fair decided to set out on a new course: from m2 to m3,” said Horti Fair director Frans-Peter Dechering.

“We launched the International HortiCongress and the HortiSeminars because the exchange of knowledge is one of our most important focal points. These events will also be on the program for Horti Fair 2012.”

“One of our reasons for issuing this publication was to record the knowledge provided during those seminars – knowledge that could then be utilised by such people as horticulture professionals who had not attended them,’ says Dechering.

On the other hand, the Knowledge Review provides a nice snapshot in time: which questions are relevant right now in the field of horticulture, and which answers are still being sought?

The first edition of Knowledge Review: Towards Sustainable Horticulture was presented to Jan Willem Breukink and Loek Hermans, members of the Topteam Horticulture.