On Monday 8 June at 09:00am – 10:30am (UTC+2) the Webinar Talks kick-off with the ‘Autonomous Greenhouse Challenge’ of Wageningen University & Research (WUR). During a 6-months-period, international teams conducted an experiment to grow remotely a cherry tomato crop, in a greenhouse of WUR. The winner of this challenge will be announced during the webinar by the jury and the organizers share the analysis of the results.
Silke Hemming, head scientific research team Greenhouse Technology at WUR, explains why this challenge is important for the industry: “Multi-disciplinary research and international cooperation are essential to create new solutions for safe and high quality greenhouse crop production. The cross-over of high-tech industry and greenhouse horticulture are an excellent example.”
Tuesday 9 June at 16:00pm – 17:30pm (UTC+2) the webinar about indoor/vertical farming is organised in cooperation with FarmTech Society and Agritecture and will discuss three examples of ‘Food safety, waste, and security in the wake of COVID-19’. And also a panel of international experts dive deeper into the flaws of our food supply chain revealed by the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Gus van der Feltz, chairman FarmTech Society, says: “People need access to safe, affordable and healthy produced food independent of where they live. Controlled Environment Agriculture can help realize this for many millions.”
“Medicinal Cannabis still growing strong”, the theme on Wednesday 10 June also at 16:00pm – 17:30pm (UTC+2). This Webinar Talk is organised in cooperation with Ofinext and Cultivators who will be moderating the session. Despite COVID-19 and slower regulatory developments the medicinal cannabis market is still growing globally. Experts will give an update about their regional markets, from USA, Canada to Europe and Australia, among others Jenn Ayotte and Laust Dam. Also there will be a discussion around all cultivation aspects and the latest developments by participants such as Ridder and Grodan.
Bob Hoban, president & founder Hoban Law Group, his view: “Will the cannabis industry continue to boom? The answer is a resounding yes. We are laying the groundwork for a new global commodity. We are just creating the surface of the cannabis plant's potential, and how its seemingly endless applications will fit into global supply chains across countless verticals. While certain crazes will wax and wane, the future is undoubtedly bright.“
Horticulture professionals and other interested parties can register for free at www.greentech.nl/webinar.