Fundamental System Leap achievable when growing bulbous plants

Fundamental System Leap achievable when growing bulbous plants

The Business Unit Greenhouse Horticulture and Flower Bulbs of Wageningen University & Research and Greenport Duin- en Bollenstreek and recently organized the event GreenportLIVE: Update PPP Fundamental System Leap. Researchers gave an update on the results achieved so far, looking at different and cleaner cultivation.

Growing differently and cleaner, with less residue, crop protection products and fertilization. This could just become the 'new normal' if the results of the PPP Fundamental System Leap project remain good. During the meeting on October 4, the results of the PPP project Fundamental System Leap were shared.

There are considerable differences between the bulbs studied. With calla it seems possible to accelerate cultivation in the greenhouse. In the case of tulips, extensive research has been done into photosynthesis, which provides new insights qua optimal light and temperature. Increasing the propagation capacity seems possible, but still requires more research. Hyacinth is difficult to chase, but there are possibilities for propagation, for example by cutting bulbs or hollowing smaller sizes (12). With daffodil and amaryllis the focus is on increasing the result of parting. Early parting and warm storage seem to work well with amaryllis. These are the first results, the research will continue for about 1.5 years. Information can be found on the website en de WUR website.

During this first part of the evening, two new films were launched that give a good picture of the two research themes of this project:

  1. Physiology
  2. Propagation

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Photo Courtesy of Wageningen University & Research




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