Introduction to Strawberry Cultivation (26 – 28 September 2018)

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, strawberry cultivation and greenhouse production 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.

Course Location
The Netherlands, place to be determined

Course Program (changes may occur for organisational reasons)

Day 1: Plantphysiology, morphology strawberry plant & climate

  • Introduction of program, participants and Delphy
  • Plant = factory
    All processes in plant. Photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, etc. and their relation for optimization of production. Generative/vegetative.
  • Strawberry morphology & physiology
    A closer look to the strawberry plant. Photo period response groups. Plant morphology and translation of the physiological processes to strawberry. Final topic flowermapping: what is flowermapping and how to read it.
  • Climate general introduction
    Introduction greenhouse climate control including Mollier diagram.
  • Climate strategy strawberry
    Greenhouse climate used in strawberry production including Next Generation Climate
  • Field visit to the trials at Delphy Improvement Centre.

Day 2: Cultivation and Management

  • Propagation, cultivation and production systems
    Information about the Dutch way of propagating and cultivating strawberries. Different production systems are shown and explained. Other topics are strawberry varieties, planttypes and NAK certification.
  • Practical assignment
    Design your own situation; optimalization of strawberry production.
  • 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 hyumidity, temperature and radiation.
  • Irrigation strategy strawberry
    Waterstrategy specific for strawberry cultivation.
  • Fertilization
    Nutrients in strawberry; how to apply, function, problems.
  • 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.
  • Practical assignment
    Practical scouting in crop in greenhouse.
  • Field visit to a substrate producer

€ 2.250,= (excluding VAT)

Registration Delphy Course
Introduction to strawberry cultivation

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Course dates: 26 September 2018 up to and including 28 September 2018 (3 consecutive days)
Time and Duration: 3 consecutive days (9.00am – 16.30pm)
Price: € 2.250,00

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