Lisanne Helmus – Schuddebeurs Manager Research Greenhouse Horticulture (Improvement Centre)

With my accumulated expertise in plant physiology and growing conditions, I oversee the total range of projects we carry out for growers, suppliers and governments. With broad experience in conducting research projects, I now initiate new (project) initiatives with the aim of further innovating the sector. I enjoy helping companies with their research questions. Knowledge is becoming an increasingly valuable product, but knowledge only gains real value when it can be applied. Much knowledge about plant physiology still remains unused (or unknown), leaving a great potential, to improve the cultivation systems in greenhouse horticulture. Within (Dutch) greenhouse horticulture, we are able to produce a slice of health (vegetables) and happiness (flowers and plants). To continue doing this in the future, innovation is essential, and this is where I want to contribute.