San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Interest is increasing in the Dutch HNT project which aims to optimise crop production without unnecessary consumption of energy and water. The recent publication of a Dutch language review summarising what HNT has achieved so far has stimulated further interest and though UK growers have benefitted from occasional glimpses of the ideas underlying HNT, it has been difficult to see the wider picture.
That is about to change.
GrowSave has organised two seminars so that you can discover what important opportunities Het Nieuwe Telen or ‘New Way of Growing’ (HNT) can offer you.
Four Dutch experts will deliver these seminars (free to levy payers).
Jan Voogt, Letsgrow.com
Co-author of ‘The Basic Principles of HNT’. His special fields of interest are the physical background of plant behaviour and interaction with climate based on the water and energy balance. Jan is one of the leading researchers and consultants in the current transition of the Dutch greenhouse industry towards ‘The New Way of Growing’.
René Beerkens, Hoogendoorn Growth Management
René is already well known to many UK growers, having delivered a number of seminars and presentations for GrowSave and the Tomato Growers Association. René is a grower’s son with a horticultural degree who now specializes in helping growers to optimize their greenhouse climate, irrigation and energy controls.
Paul Arkesteijn, Svensson
Many UK growers will know Paul, who has been a frequent visitor as well as a popular speaker at previous GrowSave events. Paul has been Svensson’s Climate Performance Analyst since 2009 so he has devoted a lot of time and effort into researching the greenhouse climate under screens. Paul will explain how attitudes to the use of screens and double screens are changing as a result of the work on HNT.
Peter Kamp, Priva
Well known Dutch greenhouse climate consultant Peter Kamp has spearheaded Priva’s development of TopCrop Monitor, a crop monitoring tool which Priva claim allows the grower to fine tune climate settings according to what is happening within the plant itself rather than on climate measurements alone. Peter will explain the TopCrop concept and report on results from several years of testing on 12 commercial nurseries in Holland.
Levy payers who would like to learn more about HNT can register for the seminar venue that suits them best below. Spaces for non levy payers will be given on a first come first served basis as these spaces are strictly limited.
- Registration and refreshments: 9:00am
- Seminar start: 9:30am
- Seminar finish: 4:30pm
When & Where
GrowSave is an AHDB Horticulture-funded project (PE/PO 011a - GrowSave; Energy & Resource Efficiency Knowledge Transfer for the protected crops sector) that began in 2007. The aim is to show growers the value of saving energy via interactive demonstrations of energy-saving techniques in real situations. GrowSave is delivered for the AHDB Horticulture by Farm Energy Centre — the UK's leading energy consultancy specialising in agriculture and horticulture.