Strawberry cultivation is increasingly important in horticulture worldwide. With the expertise of consultants of Delphy this course will provide knowledge and skills to upgrade your strawberry production. The participants are international, (relatively) new in strawberry cultivation and are active in middle of upper layer of management.
During this three-day intensive course physiology and strawberry cultivation production, mainly in greenhouse but also in tunnel- and table top, will be highlighted.
Field trips to relevant companies are part of the course.
The outline below is a proposed outline and will be adjusted for each group of participants to fully meet their demands.
18 – 20 March 2020
16 – 18 September 2020
Bleiswijk, The Netherlands
Course Program (changes may occur for organisational reasons)
Day 1: General introduction strawberry cultivation & Plant morphology
- Introduction of program, participants and Delphy
- General introduction Strawberry
- Field visit to the trials at Delphy Improvement Centre
- Strawberry morphology & life cycle
A closer look to the strawberry plant. Photo period response groups. Plant morphology and lifecycle of the plant.
- Field visit to strawberry grower
Day 2: Plant physiology & Climate
- Plant physiology and introduction climate
All processes in plant. Photsynthesis, respiration, transpiration, etc. and their relations for optimization of production. Generative/vegetative. Mollier diagram.
- Climate strategy strawberry
Greenhouse climate used in strawberry production including Next Generation Climate.
- Field visits to strawberry growers
Day 3: Irrigation, fertilizer & pest diseases
- Irrigation general introduction
How does the plant take up water and fertilizer. Relation with humidity, temperature and radiation.
- Irrigation and fertigation strategy strawberry
Waterstrategy and nutrients in strawberry; how to apply, function, problems specific for strawberry cultivation.
- Pests & Diseases
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to control pests by monitoring and using benificial insects that eat or parasitize target pests. The use of chemicals is reduced to a minimum level only for support of biological control.
- Propagation & flowermapping
- Field visit to be determined
€ 2.250,= (excluding VAT)
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