Plant Empowerment to launch:

New educational program about plant health: April 12

Plant Empowerment is launching a new educational program on Wednesday, April 12, to help growers grow truly healthy plants that are resistant to diseases and pests. The insights of the course will not only help participants to understand the real meaning and importance of plant health, but it can also trigger them to make changes to their crop protection strategy that will improve plant health. The program includes a series of online courses presented by a multidisciplinary team of specialists and is supported by an e-book. Registration for the program is possible from today.

Healthy plants generate the highest possible yields
Over the past couple of decades, nutrition in high-tech crops has become largely dominated by synthetic fertilizers. In combination with better genetics and better growth conditions, this has enabled production levels to be continuously improved. But these production improvements have come at a price: the constant threat of pests and diseases. This initially led to the widespread usage of chemical crop protection agents in high-yielding crops. The recent trend towards more sustainable approaches is a positive development. But these solutions still only tackle the symptoms rather than the underlying cause: weakened plant health. And as Mark van der Werf – plant health specialist at Plant Empowerment – says: "Only truly healthy plants that are resistant to diseases and pests also generate the highest possible yields in terms of both quantity and quality."

About the plant health program
The educational program breaks down the complex concept of plant health into several distinct factors. The program consists of four online training sessions, with each part emphasizing various aspects of cultivating robust and nourishing crops using an integrated and sustainable approach. By assimilating these nutritional insights into the crop strategy, along with the basic principles of Plant Empowerment, growers can advance their journey toward growing healthy crops. The online sessions are being presented by a multidisciplinary team of Plant Empowerment specialists, who will share their knowledge which they have gained during real-life projects.

Every online course is followed by one chapter of an e-book. The e-book delves into various topics, such as photosynthesis, mineral uptake, and nitrogen, while also exploring how nutrition can aid the plant's inherent defense mechanism during times of stress.

Wednesday, April 12

  • online course part 1: How to grow a healthy plant
  • e-book: Plant health and photosynthesis

Wednesday, April 26

  • online course part 2: How minerals influence plant health
  • e-book: Plant health and minerals

Wednesday, May 10:

  • online course part 3: How to create a solid foundation for healthy plants
  • e-book: Plant health and nitrogen

Wednesday, May 17:

  • online course part 4: How substrates and irrigation strategies contribute to healthy plants
  • e-book: Plant health and defenses

Register for the educational program
Here you can register for the educational program:

If you don't want to participate in the online course but still would like to receive the e-book, you can buy it here:

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