Video: Vanilla as a commercial greenhouse crop?

NederVanille is the 'working name' of a project in which growers, researchers and clients have worked on developing vanilla cultivation in greenhouses. In a video, a grower from Elstgeest Potplanten and a researcher of Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture talk about what they studied, and what they ran into during the organic cultivation of Dutch vanilla.

To conclude the NederVanille project on October 1, 2015, a video was made, in collaboration with Joris Elstgeest, one of the growers in the project, and Filip van Noort, researcher at Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. This video gives a brief overview of what the consortium is working on, and what hurdles need to be taken before NederVanille can become a success.

Vanilla is mostly grown in warmer countries and exported to countries like Holland. The Dutch researchers are looking at growing it more efficient and without chemicals and pesticides, moreover the organic way. They research the cultivation possibilities, but as well as this they look at the marketing ; perhaps greenhouse vanilla can be sold as a retail plant eventually.




Source: Wageningen UR

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