International Soft Fruit Conference 2020

Gabriele Roncaletti & Michele Pavano with P-TRE 
Gabriele Roncaletti & Michele Pavano with P-TRE
 
Christian Demmelmaier & Johanna Rietdorf-Groβe with Menno Chemie 
Christian Demmelmaier & Johanna Rietdorf-Groβe with Menno Chemie
 
Paul Greenhalgh and Alfred Boot with Herkuplast. Paul Greenhalgh is the UK distributor of Herkuplast.
Paul Greenhalgh and Alfred Boot with Herkuplast. Paul Greenhalgh is the UK distributor of Herkuplast.
Jami Smith & Nikki Jennings with James Hutton Limited 
Jami Smith & Nikki Jennings with James Hutton Limited
 
Peter Zethof with Shakti Cocos. The company is expanding: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9175974/coco-coir-company-finds-new-operating-help-in-india/  
Peter Zethof with Shakti Cocos. The company is expanding: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9175974/coco-coir-company-finds-new-operating-help-in-india/ 
 
Geerten van Eldik with Fibredust shows the soft fruit growbag
Geerten van Eldik with Fibredust shows the soft fruit growbag
Stefaan Vandaele with Demtec and Paul van der Wielen with Martin Stolze, who brought quite a few machines with them.
Stefaan Vandaele with Demtec and Paul van der Wielen with Martin Stolze, who brought quite a few machines with them.
Grandson and grandfather: Ben (junior) and Cees van der Heide of VDH Foliekassen.
Grandson and grandfather: Ben (junior) and Cees van der Heide of VDH Foliekassen.
Peter Dewaegheneire with Codema Systems Group and Johan Kodde with Hoogendoorn Growth Management in a meeting.
Peter Dewaegheneire with Codema Systems Group and Johan Kodde with Hoogendoorn Growth Management in a meeting.
Producer (Harm Vogels of Intracare), supplier (Han Opstal with Van Iperen) and distributor (Kim Oosterom with Houweling Horticulture) captured in one photo.
Producer (Harm Vogels of Intracare), supplier (Han Opstal with Van Iperen) and distributor (Kim Oosterom with Houweling Horticulture) captured in one photo.
Martin van Tol and Winny van Heijningen of LetsGrow.com were very close to the entrance this year, so everyone passed by.
Martin van Tol and Winny van Heijningen of LetsGrow.com were very close to the entrance this year, so everyone passed by.
Adrie Lauwrijssen of Maatschap Lauwrijssen-Frijters has a chat with Fred Odenkirchen of Metazet FormFlex.
Adrie Lauwrijssen of Maatschap Lauwrijssen-Frijters has a chat with Fred Odenkirchen of Metazet FormFlex.
Job Bossers of JB Hydroponics found a gap in his busy schedule to still be at the fair in Den Bosch. His growing systems, not only in strawberry, are eagerly in demand.
Job Bossers of JB Hydroponics found a gap in his busy schedule to still be at the fair in Den Bosch. His growing systems, not only in strawberry, are eagerly in demand.
Dennis Gieselaar with Luminaid is looking for a Sales Manager for his assimilation lighting. 
Dennis Gieselaar with Luminaid is looking for a Sales Manager for his assimilation lighting.
 
Bert de Vries with Vissers Plant Innovators is photographed with Raymond van Mierlo of Bato Plastics.
Bert de Vries with Vissers Plant Innovators is photographed with Raymond van Mierlo of Bato Plastics.
Johan van Tuijl with colleague Luigi Pezzon of Pati. The company sees the demand for slightly diffuse foils increasing in hydroponic strawberry cultivation.
Johan van Tuijl with colleague Luigi Pezzon of Pati. The company sees the demand for slightly diffuse foils increasing in hydroponic strawberry cultivation.
Klasmann-Deilmann takes steps in soft fruit with new substrates that are being tested extensively. On the photo: Rens Louwers, Fons van Nierop and Bart Claessens.
Klasmann-Deilmann takes steps in soft fruit with new substrates that are being tested extensively. On the photo: Rens Louwers, Fons van Nierop and Bart Claessens.
Aged 81, Simon van Gennip with Thwan van Gennip was probably the oldest grower at the fair. Here on the photo with Wim Roosen of Dutch Plantin.
Aged 81, Simon van Gennip with Thwan van Gennip was probably the oldest grower at the fair. Here on the photo with Wim Roosen of Dutch Plantin.
John Duijvestijn with AgrowSer will start on a new project today: a 5 hectare foil greenhouse for raspberries
John Duijvestijn with AgrowSer will start on a new project today: a 5 hectare foil greenhouse for raspberries
Hans de Kort and Arno Westhoven with Aqua-Aid. Aqua-aid started in the green industry with soil irrigation solutions and now enters the fruit and vegetable industry with bio stimulants, specialties and wetting agents.
Hans de Kort and Arno Westhoven with Aqua-Aid. Aqua-aid started in the green industry with soil irrigation solutions and now enters the fruit and vegetable industry with bio stimulants, specialties and wetting agents.
Justin Lukoff, Andrea Huegler and Rui Yin with Certhon visited the show
Justin Lukoff, Andrea Huegler and Rui Yin with Certhon visited the show
Fréderic Fernandes and Ivan Casteels with Roam Technology are visited by Adri Streef of Delphy.
Fréderic Fernandes and Ivan Casteels with Roam Technology are visited by Adri Streef of Delphy.
Pascal van Oers with VEK walks the ISFC
Pascal van Oers with VEK walks the ISFC
Peter van den Bemd, Ruud van Aperen & Jurnjan van de Bremer with MJ Tech 
Peter van den Bemd, Ruud van Aperen & Jurnjan van de Bremer with MJ Tech
 
Peer Hermans and Kay Rauwerdink with Signify are in a good mood since they have been gnawing the delicious Brookberries strawberries, grown by Marcel Dings, all day long.
Peer Hermans and Kay Rauwerdink with Signify are in a good mood since they have been gnawing the delicious Brookberries strawberries, grown by Marcel Dings, all day long.
Pieter-Jan Lourens of WPK with Ton Habraken of Svensson
Pieter-Jan Lourens of WPK with Ton Habraken of Svensson
The three musketeers: Tom de Smedt with RKW Hyplast and Ross & Brian Watt with Elite Tunnels 
The three musketeers: Tom de Smedt with RKW Hyplast and Ross & Brian Watt with Elite Tunnels
 
Big news for Legro and Botanicoir this week. Due to a 50% takeover, Botanicoir is now part of the Dutch company - although it almost seems as if it has never been otherwise: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9177469/legro-acquires-50-stake-in-botanicoir/ 
Big news for Legro and Botanicoir this week. Due to a 50% takeover, Botanicoir is now part of the Dutch company - although it almost seems as if it has never been otherwise: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9177469/legro-acquires-50-stake-in-botanicoir/ 
Razvan Iftimicuc & Owen Lane with XL Horticulture  
Razvan Iftimicuc & Owen Lane with XL Horticulture 
 
The new eight-layer plastic is in great demand in the market. The product was launched last year: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9127862/8th-layer-added-to-7-layer-greenhouse-film/ 
The new eight-layer plastic is in great demand in the market. The product was launched last year: https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9127862/8th-layer-added-to-7-layer-greenhouse-film/ 
Thursday 4 PM means show organiser Willem van Eldik (left) with Delphy can also relax for a while. Is there a better way to do that than with a cocktail under the cosy LED lights at MechaTronix? On the photo with his son Chris van Eldik who's working with Groda and Koen Vangorp with Mechatronix.
Thursday 4 PM means show organiser Willem van Eldik (left) with Delphy can also relax for a while. Is there a better way to do that than with a cocktail under the cosy LED lights at MechaTronix? On the photo with his son Chris van Eldik who's working with Groda and Koen Vangorp with Mechatronix.
Hugo Plaisier of Ludvig Svensson noticed how more and more often, in addition to an energy cloth from the Luxous series, soft fruit growers are also looking at a slightly sun-repellent, diffuse cloth, the 1315 FR for example.
Hugo Plaisier of Ludvig Svensson noticed how more and more often, in addition to an energy cloth from the Luxous series, soft fruit growers are also looking at a slightly sun-repellent, diffuse cloth, the 1315 FR for example.
Nico den Hartog and Frits van Duijn from Van Tuijl flank Boudewijn van de Wal van Dutchberries, which uses Van Tuijl's extra long (1.25 metres) and extra narrow (11 centimetres ground width) strawberry boxes.
Nico den Hartog and Frits van Duijn from Van Tuijl flank Boudewijn van de Wal van Dutchberries, which uses Van Tuijl's extra long (1.25 metres) and extra narrow (11 centimetres ground width) strawberry boxes.
The team of Vlamings with Rob van den Oever, Tim van den Hurk and Jelle Gerstel flanked by Edwin Rijpsma(l) and André van Sprengen(r) with Revaho. They work closely together for the Netafim FlowInside. 
The team of Vlamings with Rob van den Oever, Tim van den Hurk and Jelle Gerstel flanked by Edwin Rijpsma(l) and André van Sprengen(r) with Revaho. They work closely together for the Netafim FlowInside. 
Jannie Trouw of ZLTO and Ad van Laarhoven hosted the Dutch day and thus they had the honour to present the new fair set-up. This year a less large plenary part and more lectures in rooms for smaller groups was chosen. At the beginning of the exhibition day, the co-organiser BVB Substrates, who ceased to be a co-organiser this year on 1 January Kekkilä-BVB, also paid attention to the years of loyal commitment.
Jannie Trouw of ZLTO and Ad van Laarhoven hosted the Dutch day and thus they had the honour to present the new fair set-up. This year a less large plenary part and more lectures in rooms for smaller groups was chosen. At the beginning of the exhibition day, the co-organiser BVB Substrates, who ceased to be a co-organiser this year on 1 January Kekkilä-BVB, also paid attention to the years of loyal commitment.
After Gerard van den Brand had spoken on behalf of the National Strawberry Committee, Sjaak van der Tak was allowed to take the podium as chairman of Glastuinbouw Nederland. He recalled the Beatles song 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and wished it to everyone at the beginning of the new year.
After Gerard van den Brand had spoken on behalf of the National Strawberry Committee, Sjaak van der Tak was allowed to take the podium as chairman of Glastuinbouw Nederland. He recalled the Beatles song 'Strawberry Fields Forever' and wished it to everyone at the beginning of the new year.
Richard Schouten of GroentenFruit Huis considered the Brexit and the consequences for the sector. A specially developed Green Lane Concept should ensure a smooth logistic flow for (strawberry) export to the overseas neighbours.
Richard Schouten of GroentenFruit Huis considered the Brexit and the consequences for the sector. A specially developed Green Lane Concept should ensure a smooth logistic flow for (strawberry) export to the overseas neighbours.
Gert-Jan Spierings of BATO was visited by Jan Sneijders of VOS Capelle.
Gert-Jan Spierings of BATO was visited by Jan Sneijders of VOS Capelle.
Teus de Jong and Gerben van Veldhuizen of FruitSecurity provided information about the differences in roofing film at the fair. There are more than 5000 different types!
Teus de Jong and Gerben van Veldhuizen of FruitSecurity provided information about the differences in roofing film at the fair. There are more than 5000 different types!
Ida Mooren and Mieke Verstappen with Verstappen Advanced Packaging. They have been using recycled plastic in their packaging for more than 10 years, both for purchasing and internally in their own waste streams. An example for many.
Ida Mooren and Mieke Verstappen with Verstappen Advanced Packaging. They have been using recycled plastic in their packaging for more than 10 years, both for purchasing and internally in their own waste streams. An example for many.
Pierre Hagenaars of Het Packhuys and Martien Janssen of JTS, collaborating for the integration of weighing systems and technology in packaging lines.
Pierre Hagenaars of Het Packhuys and Martien Janssen of JTS, collaborating for the integration of weighing systems and technology in packaging lines.
Jan Coppens, Michael Sander and Wilbert Vervoort of Smits bv, focussing on water treatment.
Jan Coppens, Michael Sander and Wilbert Vervoort of Smits bv, focussing on water treatment.
Rob Zwaard with Uvar at the Udimatic self-cleaning filter. Available at Smits.
Rob Zwaard with Uvar at the Udimatic self-cleaning filter. Available at Smits.
At ICE Agency you could joint he competition to win the for the cup, every year new strawberry questions are made for the quiz.
At ICE Agency you could joint he competition to win the for the cup, every year new strawberry questions are made for the quiz.
Sophia Vreugdenhil and Famke den Braber of ICE Agency
Sophia Vreugdenhil and Famke den Braber of ICE Agency
The softfruit team of ABAB accountants and consultants: Frank Buiks, John Hopman and Frits van Dijkman.
The softfruit team of ABAB accountants and consultants: Frank Buiks, John Hopman and Frits van Dijkman.
Klaas Niewold with Flevoplant and Peter van den Eertwegh with Brookberries. "This will be a historical photo in a couple of years time", both gentlemen acted somewhat mysteriously. To be continued!
Klaas Niewold with Flevoplant and Peter van den Eertwegh with Brookberries. "This will be a historical photo in a couple of years time", both gentlemen acted somewhat mysteriously. To be continued!
Genson Group was present with a large delegation, in this picture a large part of the group is present.
Genson Group was present with a large delegation, in this picture a large part of the group is present.
Arjen Wijnman with Armad in conversation with Joost Hovens with Cindro.
Arjen Wijnman with Armad in conversation with Joost Hovens with Cindro.
Jan van de Ven and Jeroen van den Hout of Aelmans, total supplier in the field of advice and design of greenhouse construction.
Jan van de Ven and Jeroen van den Hout of Aelmans, total supplier in the field of advice and design of greenhouse construction.
Peter Meinhardt with Henselmans Strawberryplants,propagating many varieties in Netherlands and abroad
Peter Meinhardt with Henselmans Strawberryplants,propagating many varieties in Netherlands and abroad
The annual Dutch strawberry demo day will be organized this year on Friday, September 4 at Limgroup. Jos Aben and René Schuurmans are already looking forward to it.
The annual Dutch strawberry demo day will be organized this year on Friday, September 4 at Limgroup. Jos Aben and René Schuurmans are already looking forward to it.
With Mivena were Louis de Kort, Joosep Kaskama, Stefan Hoefmagen & Margus Kopp
With Mivena were Louis de Kort, Joosep Kaskama, Stefan Hoefmagen & Margus Kopp
The BVNI is the professional association of Dutch Beekeepers in fruit growing. In the photo beekeepers Mario Coremans from Imkerij Coremans in Ettenleur, Robert Schuurmans from Imkerij Ecopoll in Geffen and Robert Cox from Imkerij Cox in Castenray, who all shared their knowledge on the Strawberry Day.

The BVNI is the professional association of Dutch Beekeepers in fruit growing. In the photo beekeepers Mario Coremans from Imkerij Coremans in Ettenleur, Robert Schuurmans from Imkerij Ecopoll in Geffen and Robert Cox from Imkerij Cox in Castenray, who all shared their knowledge on the Strawberry Day.
A part of the Delphy team that organizes this day: Vera Theelen, Klaas Walraven, Jan Janssen and Bart Jongenelen.
A part of the Delphy team that organizes this day: Vera Theelen, Klaas Walraven, Jan Janssen and Bart Jongenelen.
All the way from France: Thiago Molica with Marionnet showed their assortment, they work together with Genson.
All the way from France: Thiago Molica with Marionnet showed their assortment, they work together with Genson.
With Dutch Weiging Company Jan Damen was at the fair showing solutions in production/packaging lines, weighing solutions and special machines.
With Dutch Weiging Company Jan Damen was at the fair showing solutions in production/packaging lines, weighing solutions and special machines.
Chris van Aert and Pascal Machielsen with Traycon Projecten bv. The company is active in construction, design and preparation of all related activities in new construction and refurbishment.
Chris van Aert and Pascal Machielsen with Traycon Projecten bv. The company is active in construction, design and preparation of all related activities in new construction and refurbishment.
Somebody at the Van der Avoird Trayplant booth has a new beard! Let's guess if it's Robin Stolk or Peter van der Avoird :)
Somebody at the Van der Avoird Trayplant booth has a new beard! Let's guess if it's Robin Stolk or Peter van der Avoird :)
Dianne Bouman with Sismatec and Marnix of Kooij with Zalpak-Straatman in front of the Proseal GT0 S, the smallest automatic machine for packing fruit and vegetables. It can about 45-60 packs per minute for the strawberries.Zalpak supplies cardboard packagings that fits perfectly with this machine and unitedly they designed a tool for correctly folding the flange.
Dianne Bouman with Sismatec and Marnix of Kooij with Zalpak-Straatman in front of the Proseal GT0 S, the smallest automatic machine for packing fruit and vegetables. It can about 45-60 packs per minute for the strawberries.

Zalpak supplies cardboard packagings that fits perfectly with this machine and unitedly they designed a tool for correctly folding the flange.
Peter Kuijlen and Julian Visser were showing off with the colourfull BCS tractors and Ilmer mowers. 
Peter Kuijlen and Julian Visser were showing off with the colourfull BCS tractors and Ilmer mowers
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BATO shows a completely new cultivation system for raspberries and other soft fruit. On a gutter, so that the pots are off the ground and get light from underneath as well, thus keeping the roots in the pot.
BATO shows a completely new cultivation system for raspberries and other soft fruit. On a gutter, so that the pots are off the ground and get light from underneath as well, thus keeping the roots in the pot.
Lars Tolenaars and Johan Koolen with Jiffy, showing the Proforma Glue Plug, a stable and high quality system for sensitive crops, to quickly make roots and speed up the growing process.
Lars Tolenaars and Johan Koolen with Jiffy, showing the Proforma Glue Plug, a stable and high quality system for sensitive crops, to quickly make roots and speed up the growing process.
Jeroen Bommels from Nedflex and Maria Custers from LTO Arbeidskracht and Seasonalwork.nl
Jeroen Bommels from Nedflex and Maria Custers from LTO Arbeidskracht and Seasonalwork.nl
Erwin Dekkers, Bart Verheijen, Ren van Grieken, Jan Simons and Eric Boot with BVB. Since this year they have merged with the Finnish substrate company Kekkilä and now continue under the name Kekkilä-BVB.
Erwin Dekkers, Bart Verheijen, Ren van Grieken, Jan Simons and Eric Boot with BVB. Since this year they have merged with the Finnish substrate company Kekkilä and now continue under the name Kekkilä-BVB.
Hans van den Goor with plant nursery de Kemp showing the beautiful Sweet Kiss strawberries.
Hans van den Goor with plant nursery de Kemp showing the beautiful Sweet Kiss strawberries.
Richard Claassen with Mertens and Huub van der Burgt, former strawberry grower.
Richard Claassen with Mertens and Huub van der Burgt, former strawberry grower.
Menno Kamphuis and Raymond Notermans with Plant Health Cure, Menno gave a lecture on plant resilience in the broadest sense of the word.
Menno Kamphuis and Raymond Notermans with Plant Health Cure, Menno gave a lecture on plant resilience in the broadest sense of the word.
Henk Bekkers and Arthur Elsen with Veiling Zaltbommel and Johan van Alphen of Special Fruit in their midst.
Henk Bekkers and Arthur Elsen with Veiling Zaltbommel and Johan van Alphen of Special Fruit in their midst.
John van Klaren with Micosat. New is the Micosat MO, especially for strawberry cultivation and propagation.
John van Klaren with Micosat. New is the Micosat MO, especially for strawberry cultivation and propagation.
Stein Schouten and Arie Bax with Van der Knaap also have news: from the end of January they will start a trial in their own trial greenhouse with coarse and airy substrate. Growers are welcome to follow and watch everything at the location in Honselersdijk.
Stein Schouten and Arie Bax with Van der Knaap also have news: from the end of January they will start a trial in their own trial greenhouse with coarse and airy substrate. Growers are welcome to follow and watch everything at the location in Honselersdijk.
Harrie van den Heuvel, Jill Bouw, Frank Coppens, Kees van Giessen and Guy Robben with Van den Elzen. Every year they expand their propagation activities and this year they also renewed their management team. 
Harrie van den Heuvel, Jill Bouw, Frank Coppens, Kees van Giessen and Guy Robben with Van den Elzen. Every year they expand their propagation activities and this year they also renewed their management team. 
Fonny Tuitelaars, Jeroen Fase, Johan van Tuijl and Corstian Prosman with Telermaat. They are also dealers of Haifa products.
Fonny Tuitelaars, Jeroen Fase, Johan van Tuijl and Corstian Prosman with Telermaat. They are also dealers of Haifa products.
With the new Biomaat Ergonomic scatterer with Biologie, Telermaat offers solutions for growing on racks. The Telermaat system Maatwerk can be used to register crops & cultivation.
With the new Biomaat Ergonomic scatterer with Biologie, Telermaat offers solutions for growing on racks. The Telermaat system Maatwerk can be used to register crops & cultivation.
Geert Maris & Bram Verschoor of TTA did a tour of the fair and are getting ready for the IPM Essen, where they will show some nice automation solutions again.
Geert Maris & Bram Verschoor of TTA did a tour of the fair and are getting ready for the IPM Essen, where they will show some nice automation solutions again.
At Advanced Berry Breeding, taste tests were done with the various varieties.
At Advanced Berry Breeding, taste tests were done with the various varieties.
Geert de Weert keeps track of the score and explains that the names of the Advanced Berry Breeding varieties are Swahili names, because the company is based in Tanzania as well. Wengi means Much, Shani means Glossy and Kwanza is a name that stands for 'the first, the best'.
Geert de Weert keeps track of the score and explains that the names of the Advanced Berry Breeding varieties are Swahili names, because the company is based in Tanzania as well. Wengi means Much, Shani means Glossy and Kwanza is a name that stands for 'the first, the best'.
At Van Alphen Strawberry Plants we looked at the video that shows the propagating & growing process.
At Van Alphen Strawberry Plants we looked at the video that shows the propagating & growing process.
At Van Krimpen the new employees of the company hide the old guard.....
At Van Krimpen the new employees of the company hide the old guard.....
Nah that was a lie. Joost Thijssen was visited by Filip van Buynder (Hoogstraten) and Leon Daniels & Lowie Claessens with Driscoll's.
Nah that was a lie. Joost Thijssen was visited by Filip van Buynder (Hoogstraten) and Leon Daniels & Lowie Claessens with Driscoll's.
Iris van Poucke with Delphy didn't mind stepping in for Joost van Ruijven with Beekenkamp Verpakkingen, who was talking to a client, and this way we could provide a cheerful team photo with Aart Jan Bos and Jerry Arkensteijn.
Iris van Poucke with Delphy didn't mind stepping in for Joost van Ruijven with Beekenkamp Verpakkingen, who was talking to a client, and this way we could provide a cheerful team photo with Aart Jan Bos and Jerry Arkensteijn.
Among other things, Bionema showed the Nemaspreader
Among other things, Bionema showed the Nemaspreader
Ben Ashdown with Berryplants chats with Thwan van Gennip
Ben Ashdown with Berryplants chats with Thwan van Gennip
A chat with Wim Voogt (Handelsondernming C.J. Klep) and Frans van Hulten, Dutchberries. We're guessing it's about substrates... https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9069699/year-round-stable-supply-of-substrate-is-becoming-increasingly-important/ 
A chat with Wim Voogt (Handelsondernming C.J. Klep) and Frans van Hulten, Dutchberries. We're guessing it's about substrates... https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9069699/year-round-stable-supply-of-substrate-is-becoming-increasingly-important/ 
Strawberry growers John and Stefan Verpaalen visit Wim Roosen with Dutch Plantin 
Strawberry growers John and Stefan Verpaalen visit Wim Roosen with Dutch Plantin
 
Luigi Pezzon with Pati Plastics brought his new colleague to the show 
Luigi Pezzon with Pati Plastics brought his new colleague to the show
 
Arnold Bol, Irina Stegeman & Sebastiaan Smeur with Meteor Systems 
Arnold Bol, Irina Stegeman & Sebastiaan Smeur with Meteor Systems
 
Bart van Schaijk, Maritha van Berlo and Rob van de Meulengraaf with GEGE Machinebouw 
Bart van Schaijk, Maritha van Berlo and Rob van de Meulengraaf with GEGE Machinebouw
 
Ingrid van der Bogt, Michael Jäger, Jan-Wouter van Eck with Fresh Forward are visited by Jan van Leeuwen van Erdbeerhof.
Ingrid van der Bogt, Michael Jäger, Jan-Wouter van Eck with Fresh Forward are visited by Jan van Leeuwen van Erdbeerhof.
Hannah, Johan, Sarah & Stan Aelterman are visited by the Green Hill Food Group from Ireland.
Hannah, Johan, Sarah & Stan Aelterman are visited by the Green Hill Food Group from Ireland.
Twan Goertz & Thwan van Gennip with Thwan van Gennip
Twan Goertz & Thwan van Gennip with Thwan van Gennip
Jan Hoek with LRE Weegtechniek 
Jan Hoek with LRE Weegtechniek
 
Giovanni Mosca & Michele Perusi with Baltic Fruit are trying the Advanced Berry Breeding varieties
Giovanni Mosca & Michele Perusi with Baltic Fruit are trying the Advanced Berry Breeding varieties
Ludger Linnenmannsons & Willem van Eldik 
Ludger Linnenmannsons & Willem van Eldik
 
Dirk Jan Mulder (far left) and Gertus de Sauvage (far right) of Growficient, new exhibitors, meet up with Kristof Wittouck (One Two) and Joan Timmermans (NovaCropControl) as 'veterans' of the show.
Dirk Jan Mulder (far left) and Gertus de Sauvage (far right) of Growficient, new exhibitors, meet up with Kristof Wittouck (One Two) and Joan Timmermans (NovaCropControl) as 'veterans' of the show.
Matthijs Caspers & Merijn Hesmerg with Nivola. 
Matthijs Caspers & Merijn Hesmerg with Nivola.
 
Action photo! Peter Rombouts of Coöperatie Hoogstraten removed the crwon from the strawberries.
Action photo! Peter Rombouts of Coöperatie Hoogstraten removed the crwon from the strawberries.
Michel Vollebregt with Eurofins Agro told visitors at the fair more about the importance of plant sap measurements in strawberry cultivation. "By keeping a close eye on potassium in the plant, it often turns out that growers can get rid of less potassium in their fertilization than they themselves thought.
Michel Vollebregt with Eurofins Agro told visitors at the fair more about the importance of plant sap measurements in strawberry cultivation. "By keeping a close eye on potassium in the plant, it often turns out that growers can get rid of less potassium in their fertilization than they themselves thought.
Johan Van Alphen with Special Fruit dropped by the stand at Coöperatie Hoogstraten where Marcel Biemans and Peter Rombouts handed out strawberries and shared the latest state of affairs in the strawberry market with interested parties
Johan Van Alphen with Special Fruit dropped by the stand at Coöperatie Hoogstraten where Marcel Biemans and Peter Rombouts handed out strawberries and shared the latest state of affairs in the strawberry market with interested parties
Did they squat Rapo's booth? Bas Broos works with Rabobank and he catches up with grower Rinie Goossens of Gosun Fruit.
Did they squat Rapo's booth? Bas Broos works with Rabobank and he catches up with grower Rinie Goossens of Gosun Fruit.
Paul van Gils with Mardenkro visited the show and ran into Thijmen, editor of our Dutch publication Groentennieuws.
Paul van Gils with Mardenkro visited the show and ran into Thijmen, editor of our Dutch publication Groentennieuws.
André Luijten and Ben Hoornweg of Codema Systems Group
André Luijten and Ben Hoornweg of Codema Systems Group
Lisa Broekhuizen, Jeroen van Isacker and Guido Roozemond of Koppert Biological Systems underlined Sjaak van der Tak's statement during the opening of the fair: if chemicals disappear, biological agents should replace them.
Lisa Broekhuizen, Jeroen van Isacker and Guido Roozemond of Koppert Biological Systems underlined Sjaak van der Tak's statement during the opening of the fair: if chemicals disappear, biological agents should replace them.
Leo Mabesoone with Pireco. 
Leo Mabesoone with Pireco.
 
Ulko Stoll with Vollegrondsgroentenet.com and Erik Jaspers with PlantoSys. 
Ulko Stoll with Vollegrondsgroentenet.com and Erik Jaspers with PlantoSys.
 
He only joined the company less than a week a go and already made his way onto the trade show. That's Richard Steenvoorden with Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects. He was joined by his new colleagues Bas Duijvestijn and Gerard Oorthuys.
He only joined the company less than a week a go and already made his way onto the trade show. That's Richard Steenvoorden with Van der Hoeven Horticultural Projects. He was joined by his new colleagues Bas Duijvestijn and Gerard Oorthuys.
Rinske van Dekken, Gé Bentvelsen and Paul Doodeman of ABZ Seeds who shared their sixth vlog in the company's vlog series this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-suGaWh127k&t=3s .
Rinske van Dekken, Gé Bentvelsen and Paul Doodeman of ABZ Seeds who shared their sixth vlog in the company's vlog series this week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-suGaWh127k&t=3s .
Bram Arts with AB Werkt Zuid-Nederland 
Bram Arts with AB Werkt Zuid-Nederland
 
Kick Jansen and Ruud den Engelsman, on behalf of Luiten Greenhouses, together again this year on Strawberry Day.
Kick Jansen and Ruud den Engelsman, on behalf of Luiten Greenhouses, together again this year on Strawberry Day.
Maaike Maerman, Marcel Suiker and Jan Robben of Flevo Berry. Jan will soon go 'on cruise' to share his strawberry knowledge in Scandinavia. If seasickness does not occur, he will undoubtedly share his experiences on social media.
Maaike Maerman, Marcel Suiker and Jan Robben of Flevo Berry. Jan will soon go 'on cruise' to share his strawberry knowledge in Scandinavia. If seasickness does not occur, he will undoubtedly share his experiences on social media.
Aksel de Lasson & Ron van der Hoeven with VDH Watersystemen 
Aksel de Lasson & Ron van der Hoeven with VDH Watersystemen
 
Roel Bloemert and Frank Duijzer with ICL Specialty Fertilizers. Low sodium fertilizers can be used in a sensitive crop such as strawberries, like for example the fully water-soluble MKP fertilizer Nova Peak, introduced by ICL at the end of last year, with a low sodium content.
Roel Bloemert and Frank Duijzer with ICL Specialty Fertilizers. Low sodium fertilizers can be used in a sensitive crop such as strawberries, like for example the fully water-soluble MKP fertilizer Nova Peak, introduced by ICL at the end of last year, with a low sodium content.
Harrie Jonker, Martin Wakker, Matthias Timmer and Hans Lodder with FruitMasters. They will go into production from mid-March onwards.
Harrie Jonker, Martin Wakker, Matthias Timmer and Hans Lodder with FruitMasters. They will go into production from mid-March onwards.
Nick Uithoven on his first Strawberry Day for Oerlemans Plastics flanked by Piet van den Oord.
Nick Uithoven on his first Strawberry Day for Oerlemans Plastics flanked by Piet van den Oord.
Jeffrey Spies & Youri de Zeeuw with Agrolux. 
Jeffrey Spies & Youri de Zeeuw with Agrolux.
 
Arno Hellemons, Gaby van Kemenade and Eline Braet of Biobest had an excellent spot at the fair, right next to the entrance. 
Arno Hellemons, Gaby van Kemenade and Eline Braet of Biobest had an excellent spot at the fair, right next to the entrance. 
Conrad van Doorn, Django van der Burght and Anke van Zutphen of Royal Brinkman were at the fair to promote automate solutions to introduce biological beneficials on large scale.
Conrad van Doorn, Django van der Burght and Anke van Zutphen of Royal Brinkman were at the fair to promote automate solutions to introduce biological beneficials on large scale.
Conrad van Doorn, Django van der Burght and Anke van Zutphen with Royal Brinkman were at the fair to promote solutions for automated and large scale introducing of biological beneficials.
Conrad van Doorn, Django van der Burght and Anke van Zutphen with Royal Brinkman were at the fair to promote solutions for automated and large scale introducing of biological beneficials.
Thomas Hoeterickx of Octinion told us that the developments of the autonomous Lumion robot, equipped with an UV-C light solution against mildew, are ongoing. The Lumion is in fact an upgrade of the Curion, now with UV-C light panels.
Thomas Hoeterickx of Octinion told us that the developments of the autonomous Lumion robot, equipped with an UV-C light solution against mildew, are ongoing. The Lumion is in fact an upgrade of the Curion, now with UV-C light panels.
Niels Jacobs and Lizan Verbong of Light4Food and Jos Groenewegen of Maurice Kassenbouw. Maurice delivered 6 hectares of greenhouse for Royal Berry at the end of last year. https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9172235/netherlands-six-hectares-of-royal-berry-strawberry-greenhouse-ready-for-extra-early-cultivation/ 
Niels Jacobs and Lizan Verbong of Light4Food and Jos Groenewegen of Maurice Kassenbouw. Maurice delivered 6 hectares of greenhouse for Royal Berry at the end of last year.
https://www.hortidaily.com/article/9172235/netherlands-six-hectares-of-royal-berry-strawberry-greenhouse-ready-for-extra-early-cultivation/ 

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