2015 Canadian Greenhouse Conference; October 7-8, Niagara Falls, Ontario:

Vegetable sessions make international expertise available to Canadian growers

The Vegetable sessions at the 2015 Canadian Greenhouse Conference will focus on production efficiencies in lighting and water use. International speakers, Andrew Lee (Grodan) and Ep Heuvelink (Wageningen University) bring important advances from around the world.

“The next generation cultivation focuses on energy saving with lower costs”. Heuvelink reveals how these savings are being achieved in the Netherlands and how Canadian growers can adapt the technology for their operations with Production Efficiency in Greenhouse Vegetables (Wednesday, October 7th).

Wageningen UR's Ep Heuvelink and Grodan's Andrew Lee.

Commercial growers are often hesitant to fully recycle nutrient solutions but all indications point to even further tightening of regulations. By 2027, Dutch growers have to realize zero discharge of water and fertilizer. Scientists from Wageningen UR and industry partners have designed and installed an irrigation system that aims to demonstrate zero-discharge growing. Lee will describe the technology and growing strategy implemented and results on production and product quality.

On Thursday, October 8th, the vegetable sessions take on a less formal workshop format. Speakers, Heuvelink and Lee, are joined by and Xiuming Hao (Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada) for a round table discussion on light and water use while taking questions from the audience.

Complete conference details are available on the CGC website www.CanadianGreenhouseConference.com  

The vegetable sessions are generously sponsored by Grodan and PL Light Systems

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