International Soft Fruit Conference 2019

Charlie Millen Kalum Balasuriya from Botanicoir showing the various coco products of the the company
Charlie Millen Kalum Balasuriya from Botanicoir showing the various coco products of the the company
Peter van den Bemd and Ruud van Aperen with MJ-Tech Fogsystems. This year many cucumber nurseries are equipped with fog installations.
Peter van den Bemd and Ruud van Aperen with MJ-Tech Fogsystems. This year many cucumber nurseries are equipped with fog installations.
Justin Lukoff, Rui Yin Bob van der Helm withCerthon
Justin Lukoff, Rui Yin & Bob van der Helm withCerthon
David Abeijon, Jurgen Verheyen Gaby van Kemenade with Biobest
David Abeijon, Jurgen Verheyen & Gaby van Kemenade with Biobest
The Signify team: Kay Rauwerdink, Danielle Smits, Erik Stappers Erik Jansen
The Signify team: Kay Rauwerdink, Danielle Smits, Erik Stappers & Erik Jansen
Ton van Gilst Tim Huijben with Viscon
Ton van Gilst & Tim Huijben with Viscon 
Andrea Bonriposi Michele Pavano from P-Tre, showing their various gutter systems
Andrea Bonriposi & Michele Pavano from P-Tre, showing their various gutter systems
Owen Lane Razvan Iftimicuc from XL Horticulture, supplier of various horticultural requirements
Owen Lane & Razvan Iftimicuc from XL Horticulture, supplier of various horticultural requirements
Ross Watt from Elite Tunnels Tom de Smet from Hyplast
Ross Watt from Elite Tunnels & Tom de Smet from Hyplast
Aart - Jan Bos, Joost van Ruijven Jerry Arkesteijn, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen with the new packaging and the newly styled Joost.
Aart - Jan Bos, Joost van Ruijven & Jerry Arkesteijn, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen with the new packaging and the newly styled Joost.
No, of course not. That's right: Jerry Arkesteijn Aart Jan Bos, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen
No, of course not. That's right: Jerry Arkesteijn & Aart Jan Bos, Beekenkamp Verpakkingen
Alfred Boot, Herkuplast always likes to show the latest new cutting trays
Alfred Boot, Herkuplast always likes to show the latest new cutting trays
The Team of MechaTronix with Patrick Casteleyn Koen vanGorp. They're a new player in the market of LEDs and are supplying their products to high-tech growers.
The Team of MechaTronix with Patrick Casteleyn & Koen vanGorp. They're a new player in the market of LEDs and are supplying their products to high-tech growers. 
Ben Hoorweg and AndrLuijten from Codema / B-E de Lier.
Ben Hoorweg and André Luijten from Codema / B-E de Lier.
Kick Jansen and Ruud den Engelsman (Luiten Greenhouses) were visited by Ton Habraken (Ludvig Svensson).
Kick Jansen and Ruud den Engelsman (Luiten Greenhouses) were visited by Ton Habraken (Ludvig Svensson).
Guy Robben and Joep Blom (Van den Elzen Plantenkwekerij)
Guy Robben and Joep Blom (Van den Elzen Plantenkwekerij)
Marleen Abels and Winny van Heijningen (LetsGrow.com)
Marleen Abels and Winny van Heijningen (LetsGrow.com)
Team Delphy
Team Delphy
Sebastiaan Smeur and Erik van Nieuwenhuijzen (Meteor Systems)
Sebastiaan Smeur and Erik van Nieuwenhuijzen (Meteor Systems)
Henri van Hemert and Piet van den Oord (Oerlemans Plastics)
Henri van Hemert and Piet van den Oord (Oerlemans Plastics)
Bart Verheijen and Jan Simons on the photo for BVB Substrates.
Bart Verheijen and Jan Simons on the photo for BVB Substrates.
Peter Zethof and Jack van Batenburg of Shakti Cocos were visited by Geerten van Eldik, Eldik Business Development
Peter Zethof and Jack van Batenburg of Shakti Cocos were visited by Geerten van Eldik, Eldik Business Development
Renko Shelter with Metazet-FormFlex
Renko Shelter with Metazet-FormFlex
Ad Bastiaanse was chairman of the plenary program, including various lectures.
Ad Bastiaanse was chairman of the plenary program, including various lectures.
Gerard van den Brand with the Dutch Strawberry Committee about the past extreme strawberry year and his expectation that extreme will become the norm.
Gerard van den Brand with the Dutch Strawberry Committee about the past extreme strawberry year and his expectation that extreme will become the norm.
Sjaak van der Tak (Greenhouse Horticulture Netherlands) also got the floor.
Sjaak van der Tak (Greenhouse Horticulture Netherlands) also got the floor.
Next a lecture by Harrie Pijnenburg of Delphy about challenges in crop protection in strawberry cultivation.
Next a lecture by Harrie Pijnenburg of Delphy about challenges in crop protection in strawberry cultivation.
Joost Hovens, Thomas Verburg and Gerard Schepers with Cindro, offering cleaning solutions to water systems.
Joost Hovens, Thomas Verburg and Gerard Schepers with Cindro, offering cleaning solutions to water systems.
Franka Keijsers and Mieke Verstappen with Verstappen Advanced Packaging.
Franka Keijsers and Mieke Verstappen with Verstappen Advanced Packaging.
Pierre Hagenaar and Jan Molenaar (Het Packhuys)
Pierre Hagenaar and Jan Molenaar (Het Packhuys)
Twan van Duijnhoven and Jack Beerkens (Exitus)
Twan van Duijnhoven and Jack Beerkens (Exitus)
Arjan Wijnman (Armad)
Arjan Wijnman (Armad)
Peter Jacobs with greenhouse supplier Egis
Peter Jacobs with greenhouse supplier Egis
Joan Timmermans and Maikel van de Ven (NovaCropControl) explained about plant sap testing and analysing the crop.
Joan Timmermans and Maikel van de Ven (NovaCropControl) explained about plant sap testing and analysing the crop.
Jan Damen (Dutch Weighting Company)
Jan Damen (Dutch Weighting Company)
Pascal Boers and Remko Bosch with Van der Knaap
Pascal Boers and Remko Bosch with Van der Knaap 
Wim Rademaker (Horticruitment) dropped by Willem-Jan de Kort and Pieter van Dongen with Haifa.
Wim Rademaker (Horticruitment) dropped by Willem-Jan de Kort and Pieter van Dongen with Haifa.
Wim van Garderen and Ron Ottenhof (Pireco Production)
Wim van Garderen and Ron Ottenhof (Pireco Production)
Jasper Verhoeven, Peter Janssen and Dirk Timmers (Royal Brinkman) focused on disinfecting the water system.
Jasper Verhoeven, Peter Janssen and Dirk Timmers (Royal Brinkman) focused on disinfecting the water system.
Matthijs Caspers and Merijn Hesmerg with Nivola. Besides their nivolator obviously, they brought various sulfur tablets to control mildew.
Matthijs Caspers and Merijn Hesmerg with Nivola. Besides their nivolator obviously, they brought various sulfur tablets to control mildew.
Lennart Schouten (ISA Nanotech)
Lennart Schouten (ISA Nanotech)
Marnix van Kooij (Zalpak Straatman) and Dianne Bouman (Sismatec) were in the stand together.
Marnix van Kooij (Zalpak Straatman) and Dianne Bouman (Sismatec) were in the stand together.
Nico den Hartog, Frits van Duijn and Gerard van Tuijl (Van Tuijl)
Nico den Hartog, Frits van Duijn and Gerard van Tuijl (Van Tuijl)
Wim Voogt (Klep Substrate Optimaal) and Roel Bloemert (ICL Specialty Fertilizers)
Wim Voogt (Klep Substrate Optimaal) and Roel Bloemert (ICL Specialty Fertilizers)
Thijs van den Berg and Barry Joosen (Vezalux)
Thijs van den Berg and Barry Joosen (Vezalux)
Job Bossers (JB Hydroponics) with his neighbors of AgrowSer: Jeroen van Leeuwen, John Duijvestijn, Eric van der Klauw and Frans Angelino (FS Europe).
Job Bossers (JB Hydroponics) with his neighbors of AgrowSer: Jeroen van Leeuwen, John Duijvestijn, Eric van der Klauw and Frans Angelino (FS Europe).
Kim Oosterom (Houweling Horticulture) and Harm Vogels (Intracare)
Kim Oosterom (Houweling Horticulture) and Harm Vogels (Intracare)
Klaas Niewold (Flevoplant) with Marcel Dings (Brookberries) presenting their strawberries grown under LED lighting.
Klaas Niewold (Flevoplant) with Marcel Dings (Brookberries) presenting their strawberries grown under LED lighting.
Joris Binck, Jacco Hoogendoorn and Eric Milants (Legro).
Joris Binck, Jacco Hoogendoorn and Eric Milants (Legro).
Coen Wagter with Royal Berry lost 50 euros to chairman Ad during the opening of the Aardbeiendag, but later returned as ambassador of enthusiasm.
Coen Wagter with Royal Berry lost 50 euros to chairman Ad during the opening of the Aardbeiendag, but later returned as ambassador of enthusiasm.
Erik Stappers (Signify) introduced LED lighting in strawberry cultivation.
Erik Stappers (Signify) introduced LED lighting in strawberry cultivation.
Wiebe Logghe with the Soft Fruit Innovation Cluster was the next speaker.
Wiebe Logghe with the Soft Fruit Innovation Cluster was the next speaker.
Kristof Wittouck and Brecht Descheemaeker (One Two)
Kristof Wittouck and Brecht Descheemaeker (One Two)
Nils Reinders and John Gielen with Plantenkwekerij de Kemp.
Nils Reinders and John Gielen with Plantenkwekerij de Kemp.
Peter Rombouts (Cooperatie Hoogstraten) quickly updated our reporter with the current prices on the clock
Peter Rombouts (Cooperatie Hoogstraten) quickly updated our reporter with the current prices on the clock
Twan van den Brand (CLTV Zundert)
Twan van den Brand (CLTV Zundert)
Els Thoelen and Daisy Stoop with Greenyard Horticulture. The new name is to be announced later this year.
Els Thoelen and Daisy Stoop with Greenyard Horticulture. The new name is to be announced later this year. 
Ton Habraken (Ludvig Svensson) was visited by Pascal van Oers (VEK Adviesgroep).
Ton Habraken (Ludvig Svensson) was visited by Pascal van Oers (VEK Adviesgroep).
Team CIV / Idris: Stan Aelterman, Hannah Aelterman, Bram De Laethauwer and Sarah De Laethauwer.
Team CIV / Idris: Stan Aelterman, Hannah Aelterman, Bram De Laethauwer and Sarah De Laethauwer.
RenKrikke (Eurofins Agro)
René Krikke (Eurofins Agro)
ABZ Seeds: Philip Smits and GBentvelsen
ABZ Seeds: Philip Smits and Gé Bentvelsen
Chris van Aert and Pascal Machielsen with Traycon.
Chris van Aert and Pascal Machielsen with Traycon.
Roel Bloemert and Frank Duijzer (ICL Specialty Fertilizers)
Roel Bloemert and Frank Duijzer (ICL Specialty Fertilizers)
Werner Hack (Rapo), Mark van Aert (Van Aert Plantenkwekerij) and Boudewijn van der Wal (GK Group) with his son Job.
Werner Hack (Rapo), Mark van Aert (Van Aert Plantenkwekerij) and Boudewijn van der Wal (GK Group) with his son Job.
Martin Wakker (FruitMasters), Adrie Mijdam (Veiling Zaltbommel), Arthur Elsen (Veiling Zaltbommel), Hans Lodder (FruitMasters), Henk Bekkers (Veiling Zaltbommel) and Jan Willem Tolhoek (Veiling Zaltbommel)
Martin Wakker (FruitMasters), Adrie Mijdam (Veiling Zaltbommel), Arthur Elsen (Veiling Zaltbommel), Hans Lodder (FruitMasters), Henk Bekkers (Veiling Zaltbommel) and Jan Willem Tolhoek (Veiling Zaltbommel)
Guido Roozemond, Bart Sels, Jeroen Van Isacker (Koppert Biological Systems) and RenVan Isacker (Bene Bombus GCV)
Guido Roozemond, Bart Sels, Jeroen Van Isacker (Koppert Biological Systems) and René Van Isacker (Bene Bombus GCV)
Busy in the stand of Wageningen University Research
Busy in the stand of Wageningen University & Research
Koen Merkus (Fresh Forward Marketing), Philip Lieten (Fragana Holland) and Teunis Sikma (Fresh Forward Marketing)
Koen Merkus (Fresh Forward Marketing), Philip Lieten (Fragana Holland) and Teunis Sikma (Fresh Forward Marketing)
Robin Stolk (Van der Avoird Trayplant) and Jan Robben (Flevo Berry)
Robin Stolk (Van der Avoird Trayplant) and Jan Robben (Flevo Berry)
Happy faces at The Greenery's soft fruit team, because SweetSunny is soft fruit again.
Happy faces at The Greenery's soft fruit team, because SweetSunny is soft fruit again.
Roy van de Meene (Primasta), Toon Coopmans (Primasta) and Ronald van Asseldonk (Asselaardbei)
Roy van de Meene (Primasta), Toon Coopmans (Primasta) and Ronald van Asseldonk (Asselaardbei)
Jorrit de Vries (Planasa) and Wim Roosen (Dutch Plantin Coco Products)
Jorrit de Vries (Planasa) and Wim Roosen (Dutch Plantin Coco Products)
To the show, Peter Zethof and Jack van Batenburg of Shakti Cocos brought they're very own tuctuc.
To the show, Peter Zethof and Jack van Batenburg of Shakti Cocos brought they're very own tuctuc. 
Peter Sallaets Hans Baekelmans of Greenyard Horticulture.
Peter Sallaets & Hans Baekelmans of Greenyard Horticulture.
Siby Joseph and Wim Roosen from Dutch Plantin, with Jake Houweling in the middle.
Siby Joseph and Wim Roosen from Dutch Plantin, with Jake Houweling in the middle.
Andreas Wrogemann, Christian Dehning Michele Staiano from CampAg
Andreas Wrogemann, Christian Dehning & Michele Staiano from CampAg
A new face at Agrolux! Mario Taal has started with the company this year.
A new face at Agrolux! Mario Taal has started with the company this year.
Pieter Jan Lourens John Hovens with West Plant Group
Pieter Jan Lourens & John Hovens with West Plant Group
Laurents Kempkes Christian Eidam from Menno Chemie, manufacturer of disinfection products
Laurents Kempkes & Christian Eidam from Menno Chemie, manufacturer of disinfection products
Javier Solano, Robin van Dreumel Duco van der Veen from Mivena were paid a visit by Paul Greenhalgh (PG Horticulture) the future of horticulture - represented by Sasha.
Javier Solano, Robin van Dreumel & Duco van der Veen from Mivena were paid a visit by Paul Greenhalgh (PG Horticulture) & the future of horticulture - represented by Sasha.
Marin Robbertsen Rick van Koppen, The Greenery
Marin Robbertsen & Rick van Koppen, The Greenery
Michele Perusi, Italian soft fruit grower
Michele Perusi, Italian soft fruit grower
Jason Steels from Dejex
Jason Steels from Dejex
Jan Bcker from Biolchim
Jan Böcker from Biolchim
Rik Lensen, RIchard Claassen Bart Joosten van Mertens
Rik Lensen, RIchard Claassen & Bart Joosten van Mertens
Thiago Dos Santos Molica Pascal Marionnet of Marionnet breeding
Thiago Dos Santos Molica & Pascal Marionnet of Marionnet breeding
Marc van Gennip, Heiner Lenssen Ronald De Meester from Genson Soft Fruit Plants
Marc van Gennip, Heiner Lenssen & Ronald De Meester from Genson Soft Fruit Plants
Mark Verheul, Lars Tolenaars Arjen van Leest of Jiffy are helping many growers in the blueberry propagation with their Preforma products.
Mark Verheul, Lars Tolenaars & Arjen van Leest of Jiffy are helping many growers in the blueberry propagation with their Preforma products.
Joost Henselmans with Henselmans Strawberries
Joost Henselmans with Henselmans Strawberries
Nikki Jennings Laura Paterson with James Hutton.
Nikki Jennings & Laura Paterson with James Hutton.
Remko Belt stroke from Van Alphen Aardbeienplanten. The company worked with the Ovato last year, the new variety of Plant Sciences, and will soon see how the longcanes perform in Morocco.
Remko Belt stroke from Van Alphen Aardbeienplanten. The company worked with the Ovato last year, the new variety of Plant Sciences, and will soon see how the longcanes perform in Morocco.
Koen Merkus (Fresh Forward Marketing), Philip Lieten (Fragana Holland) and Teunis Sikma (Fresh Forward Marketing)
Koen Merkus (Fresh Forward Marketing), Philip Lieten (Fragana Holland) and Teunis Sikma (Fresh Forward Marketing)
Harriets Goossens van Greenlinq Data
Harriets Goossens van Greenlinq Data
Hans van Asseldonk, Marita van Berlo en Bart van de Ven van GEGE Machinebouw
Hans van Asseldonk, Marita van Berlo en Bart van de Ven van GEGE Machinebouw
New in the ZHE Trading assortment
New in the ZHE Trading assortment
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Stefaan Vandaele with Demtec / Martin Stolze Paul van der Wielen with Martin Stolze
Stefaan Vandaele with Demtec / Martin Stolze & Paul van der Wielen with Martin Stolze
Bert de Vries, Albert Konings Raoul Heijnen with Vissers Plant Innovators
Bert de Vries, Albert Konings & Raoul Heijnen with Vissers Plant Innovators
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Frank Dings and Chris Boomaars with Luminaid
Frank Dings and Chris Boomaars with Luminaid
Renske Arnts, Jorik Smits and Lilian van Rijn of Stichting Aardbeionderzoek (HAS and ZLTO)
Renske Arnts, Jorik Smits and Lilian van Rijn of Stichting Aardbeionderzoek (HAS and ZLTO)
Gert-Jan Spierings and Raymond van Mierlo with BATO plastics
Gert-Jan Spierings and Raymond van Mierlo with BATO plastics
Jan Koevoets from KLEP in conversation with grower Ton Huijsmans
Jan Koevoets from KLEP in conversation with grower Ton Huijsmans
Jan Sneijders from VOS Capelle and Steffie Geerts from KLEP
Jan Sneijders from VOS Capelle and Steffie Geerts from KLEP
Johan Otto and Tone Vande Sompele, Special Fruit
Johan Otto and Tone Vande Sompele, Special Fruit
Joost Thijssen with Van Krimpen bv shows the new Fruitpot (4.7 liter)
Joost Thijssen with Van Krimpen bv shows the new Fruitpot (4.7 liter)
Teus de Jong, Fruit Security, Andrea van den Hoven with agf.nl and Frans Angelino, FS Europe
Teus de Jong, Fruit Security, Andrea van den Hoven with agf.nl and Frans Angelino, FS Europe
Thwan van Gennip, Angelique Elemans and Twan Goertz from Strawberry plant nursery Thwan van Gennip
Thwan van Gennip, Angelique Elemans and Twan Goertz from Strawberry plant nursery Thwan van Gennip
The Dreamteam of Goossens Flevoplant with Klaas Niewold, Erik Dekker and Roy Schoenmakers
The Dreamteam of Goossens Flevoplant with Klaas Niewold, Erik Dekker and Roy Schoenmakers
Steven Oosterloo and Marcel Suiker, Flevo Berry
Steven Oosterloo and Marcel Suiker, Flevo Berry
Jos Groenewegen, Lisa Crijns and Lizet Verburg of Maurice Kassenbouw and Light4Food
Jos Groenewegen, Lisa Crijns and Lizet Verburg of Maurice Kassenbouw and Light4Food
Leon Hoogeveen and Alwin Scholten, PlantoSys
Leon Hoogeveen and Alwin Scholten, PlantoSys
Nutricin, new in the PlantoSys assortment
Nutricin, new in the PlantoSys assortment
Jessie Halters, Chris Martens, and Hans van Loon with NAK Tuinbouw
Jessie Halters, Chris Martens, and Hans van Loon with NAK Tuinbouw
ICE Agency always attracts many visitors with its annual strawberry knowledge quiz
ICE Agency always attracts many visitors with its annual strawberry knowledge quiz
Quite a challenge that is!
Quite a challenge that is! 
John Houben and Eric Gerbers with GrowPro
John Houben and Eric Gerbers with GrowPro
Wilbert Vervoort, Smits bv
Wilbert Vervoort, Smits bv
Gaston Pauwels with Trintech
Gaston Pauwels with Trintech
Johan Kodde, Hoogendoorn Growth Management
Johan Kodde, Hoogendoorn Growth Management
Paul Palmen and Mark Bus from AB Werken Zuid-Nederland. Ever since last years merger, there's 8 AB Werken branches throughout the South of the Netherlands
Paul Palmen and Mark Bus from AB Werken Zuid-Nederland. Ever since last years merger, there's 8 AB Werken branches throughout the South of the Netherlands
Frits van Dijkman with ABAB is literally surrounded by the Bank. Ren Dekkers and Ruud Matthijsen are with Rabobank Food and Agriteam Midden-West Brabant
Frits van Dijkman with ABAB is literally surrounded by the Bank. Ren Dekkers and Ruud Matthijsen are with Rabobank Food and Agriteam Midden-West Brabant
John van de Ven, RenKey, Aelmans adviesgroep
John van de Ven, René Key, Aelmans adviesgroep
Illuminated brightly...
Illuminated brightly...
... and without light: Jeffrey Spies and Mario Taal with Agrolux
... and without light: Jeffrey Spies and Mario Taal with Agrolux
Sanne Stoop and Famke den Braber presented the winner of the ICE Agency Trophy: Arjan van Hemert, head grower at Dutch Berries by
Sanne Stoop and Famke den Braber presented the winner of the ICE Agency Trophy: Arjan van Hemert, head grower at Dutch Berries by 
All available at Telermaat: Pati Holland (in the middle) Johan van Tuijl, David Damminga from Soiltech on the right and from Telermaat itself: Fonny Tuijtelaars, Stijn Joghems and Cortian Prosman
All available at Telermaat: Pati Holland (in the middle) Johan van Tuijl, David Damminga from Soiltech on the right and from Telermaat itself: Fonny Tuijtelaars, Stijn Joghems and Cortian Prosman

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