Published 30/05/2019

Free Breakfast Workshop at GreenTech

During the GreenTech 2019 in Amsterdam RAI, Svensson, Hoogendoorn Growth Management, Koppert Biological Systems, Saint Gobain Cultilene, jointly organize two free breakfast workshops in which the different aspects of Plant Empowerment will be explained.



Empower your plants! Learn from the partners best practices. 

We are pleased to invite you for our breakfast session during GreenTech 2019, jointly organized by the GPE (Growing by Plant Empowerment) on June 11th and 12th . We will tell you all and share our knowledge about our worldwide experiences and lessons learned by applying the principles of Growing by Plant empowerment.

This will help you to improve your personal ‘limiting factor’ in order to get to the next level of crop growth optimization.

The session starts at 8.30 AM with a breakfast and ends at 11.45 AM. 


Date: 11 or 12 June 2019 
Location: Amsterdam RAI, room: F005 (F-entrance)

What you will learn?

  • Backgrounds, basic principles and applications of Next generation Growing / Plant Empowerment
  • How to irrigate based on the plant needs with supplementary lighting or diffuse climate screens?
  • How to attain control over humidity and light transmission with efficient screening?
  • What are the latest innovations in the area of screening and automation
  • How do we make best use of the control potential of the substrate?
  • How to have a more active plant climate at no cost?
  • How to achieve a more homogenous climate in your greenhouse?
  • How to reduce disease pressure by preventing crop condensation?
  • What is the impact of the assimilates balance on crop health?
  • How to monitor and improve the Light Use Efficiency of your crop? 
  • How to obtain a more resilient crop?


Note: Please be aware of the fact that there are limited seats available, first come, first serve basis. The knowledge sessions are free of charge. We will present in English.


08.30 hrs

Welcome guests & breakfast

09.00 hrs

Introduction to basic principles of growing by Plant Empowerment

By one of the authors of the book

09.30 hrs

How to control crop transpiration?

You will learn more on how growers can control or support the plants water uptake in different ways.

By Remy Maat | Saint-Gobain Cultilene and René Beerkens | Hoogendoorn Growth Management

10.00 hrs


Optimal pollination and plant resilience using climate screens

We will zoom in on the Energy Balance. By understanding this balance we can explain some issues with pollination and plant health.

By Mark van der Werf | Koppert Biological Systems and Ton Habraken | Ludvig Svensson

10.30 hrs

Coffee break

10.45 hrs

Presentation about the possibilities of using the right grow light data in greenhouses to improve the light use efficiency.

By Hans de Vries | Hortilux Schréder and Peter Reijm |

11.15 hrs

Forum discussion

11.45 hrs


We are looking forward to meet you at the Breakfast session during GreenTech2019!




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