from pioneering to success

Herman Hermans 20 years in high-wire cucumbers

"When I think back to when we started with high-wire, I remember exciting, pioneering times," says Herman Hermans, Innocrop Consulting. The startup was a time of trial and error and close collaboration between growers, consultants and BASF Vegetable Seeds to resolve bottlenecks in the shift to high wire cultivation.

In a video Hermans also speaks about the high-wire system having become a mainstay and the very important role that BASF must play with high quality and productive high wire varieties to be labour-friendly, easy to work with and disease resistant.

For the next 20 years Hermans sees robotization and big data as the biggest developments and challenges how this will affect the role of advisors in the future. One thing is certain: Hermans is ready for that challenge!

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