Exploring the Dutch Seed Industry Study Tour 26 - 30 September 2022 / The Netherlands

APSA’s Special Interest Group for Vegetable and Ornamental Committee, in collaboration with Plantum would like to invite all APSA members to attend a special Study Tour to the world's leading seed exporter, the Netherlands. The Study Tour will be held from the 26th to the 30th of September 2022 and has been designed for participants to exchange practices and knowledge with seed breeding companies in the Netherlands as well as the National Seed Association. The program itinerary also includes a visit of leading vegetable seed production companies and local seed production sites in the Netherlands, as well as Plantum, the Seed Meets Technology, Naktuinbouw, Floriade exhibition, flower auction and flower breeding and plant raiser companies. Also included are visits to public research institutes specialized in breeding, phytosanitary testing and DUS registrations, including Wageningen University & Research.

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Please be advised that Registration Fee is still being finalized, but which will cover food, transport and hotel accommodations in the Netherlands. Maximum participants allowed is 25 persons, where all delegates are responsible to cover their travel from their country to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam, Netherland.

AGENDA

DATE

TIME (GMT+2)

AGENDA
Monday
26 September 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Comapny Visit & Trial location
- Bejo Zaden BV.
- Hazera Seeds

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Visit the phytosanitary laboratory and DUS test at Naktuinbouw

Tuesday
27 September 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Company visits in Enkhuizen
- Company 1 (TBC)
- Company 2 (TBC)

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Seed Meets Technology – lectures and open visit to seed technology exhibition

Wednesday
28 September 2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Floriade exhibition in Almere

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Floriade continued – transfer to hotel TBC
Meeting with Niels Louwaars, Managing Director, Plantum (venue TBC)

Thursday
29 September 2022
6:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visit Fresh Flower Auction (Veiling at Aalsmeer)
Transfer to Westland area and visit a company for flower breeding and plant raiser

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Visit Rijk Zwaan and company (TBC) to see the high technology production for tomato

Friday
30 September 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Visit Wageningen University & Research

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Company TBC - Biotechnology
Visit Solynta company for potato seed production

NOTE: AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE