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Cooperation between Lentiz college and and Hoogendoorn :

Students learn how to grow responsibly with process computer

Lentiz is the first horticultural college in the Netherlands working with a horticultural automation company to prepare students to be able to grow independently. "We think it is a prestige to have Hoogendoorn contribute to the knowledge of our future horticultural entrepreneurs", says Henk van der Sarm teacher and grower at Lentiz."We want to get the most out of our students and Hoogendoorn hereby gives ‘the green finger feeling’ to the climate computer."

The first horticultural college in the Netherlands, Lentiz MBO Greenport, has partnered with international horticultural automation company Hoogendoorn Growth Management. The horticulture students of Lentiz are able to choose the course on Climate Control as an elective, which is provided at the main office of Hoogendoorn in Vlaardingen, the Netherlands.

During the course, students learn how to manage the climate in a greenhouse with the Hoogendoorn process computer. The course consists of a theoretical part and a practical part, where students work with the iSii software of Hoogendoorn.

Growing independently and sustainably

On the basis of e.g. instructional videos, explanations and personal guidance of a Hoogendoorn instructor, the functionalities of the process computer are explained in a practical way. Students learn how to set up and adjust controls to achieve an ideal greenhouse climate. To operate the iSii process computer in the correct way, it is important to understand when and why certain actions need to be taken. By combining technology and knowledge the students are able to independently grow anywhere in the world in a sustainable manner, regardless the climate.

Students finalize the course via an official exam. After successfully completing the course, the chance of a job as an international commercial grower increases, according to Hoogendoorn. Finally, students are then able to control a process computer worldwide.

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