The Aeres Hogeschool Dronten greenhouse has a surface area of 600 m2 and is divided into four sections that can all be climate controlled separately. The first section is primarily equipped for the cultivation of vegetable crops, such as tomatoes, cucumbers and capsicums. The second section is primarily equipped for the cultivation of pot plants and for running tests on a table. This section also has a bed of cut flowers. The breeding of plants takes place in the third section. The fourth section is for growing plants directly in the soil. The use of heating, assimilation lighting and substrates enable the cultivation of plants all-year-round.
Learning about plant cultivation
In our greenhouse, you can learn all there is to know about plants. You will get to carry out tests on plants and see pests and biological pest control first-hand. Also, you will learn more about the climate computer. Are you studying Horticulture & Agriculture? In the first year you will participate in a practicum in the cultivation and biology of plants. For six months, you will take care of a certain crop together with a group of students and follow the developments. In the third year, you can choose to carry out an assignment in the greenhouse. Together with a fellow student you can manage the greenhouse. It is also possible to carry out cultivation in the greenhouse in your time off.