Symposium Plant Resilience Innovations Through the Chain

Symposium ‘Plant Resilience Innovations Through the Chain’

Tuesday, 24 September, 13:30 – 15:00

Language: English


Last year in our series symposia on future proof seeds at Seeds meets Technology we focused on innovative crop protection solutions for seeds. In this year’s symposium, we will broaden our horizon: how to grow a resilient crop, making use of innovations in all links of the production chain.

To keep a crop healthy, ‘simple’ plant protection solutions through chemical seed treatment and spraying are less and less available. Therefor we aim for resilient crops. What are the constraints we are currently facing and what options are there for possible solutions? Of course we focus on ‘seed’, exploring how various links in the production chain can help and thereby strengthen each other.

In this symposium the whole chain will be reviewed; a breeder, a seed improvement company, a plant raiser and a representative of the growers along with the processors of the vegetable industry. Each facet of the chain will speak about their experiences, innovations, knowledge and view on resilience. Apart from their own contribution, they will also reflect on expectations for other partners in the chain, to achieve resilient future proof crops.

On behalf of Plantum and Vertify we would like to welcome you to this symposium.

Reserve the date now: Tuesday 24 September 01.30-03.00 PM and please register.

Speaker: Jan-Leendert Harrewijn, Project Leader Crucifer Pre-Breeding at Hazera

Subject: Plant breeding: an important component for crop resilience


Speaker: Paul van den Wijngaard, Head of R&D Europe Germains

Subject: Seed treatments to support a resilient crop


Speaker: Mike Gitzels, CEO at Plantenkwekerij Gitzels

Subject: A resilient plant in the production chain; from seed to grower

Speaker: Geert Hermans, grower and member of Stichting Teelt Overleg Groenten



Marlies Reus & Wendy Houdijk

Seed meets Technology
Tolweg 13
1681 ND Zwaagdijk-Oost
The Netherlands

Seed meets Technology 2023

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