Online course

Save energy in an integrated way

The Plant Empowerment principles have been proven to enable growers to cultivate crops in high-tech greenhouses more profitably and more sustainably, not least thanks to helping them to reduce their energy consumption. Due to the current situation on the energy market, a multidisciplinary team of Plant Empowerment implementation partners organized a series of online training sessions to share the energy-saving knowledge they have gained during real-life projects. You can follow the four-part online Plant Empowerment course “Tips and tricks for surviving the energy crisis” online at your own convenience. 

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During the course several Plant Empowerment specialists teach all about how to save energy when growing healthy and resilient crops in an integrated way. The course is divided into four sessions, of which each session focuses on how an integrated approach can reduce energy consumption, while also contributing to healthier and more resilient crops. Register here for the full course.

All four parts of the course can be followed by participants online at their own convenience.

Reduce energy consumption

while improving crop quality

The current record-breaking energy prices are having a major impact on high-tech horticulture. Many growers will need to make considerable energy savings in order for their business to survive the coming winter. This cost pressure is causing companies to look for creative solutions. Some growers have decided to leave their greenhouses empty this season, while others are reducing the amount of artificial lighting they provide to their crops, or leaving the lights off altogether.

The Plant Empowerment principles have been helping growers to take an integrated approach to cultivation for several years now. This data-driven growing method, which focuses on aligning all the crop balances, lead to higher yields and better quality while also ensuring that inputs such as water, nutrients and – especially important in the current times – energy are used more efficiently.

The success of this integrated approach has been demonstrated in various real-life projects worldwide by a multidisciplinary team of Plant Empowerment implementation partners. They have gained valuable insights into how screening and air movement can help to optimize the climate, for example, and how artificial lighting can contribute to a healthier root zone. In some cases, energy savings of up to 30% have been achieved.

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The specialists provide new insights relating to the benefits of the Plant Empowerment philosophy in the following four sessions:

The online courses can be followed online, at your own time and convenience. 

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It is possible to sign up for a specific session (€49 each) or for all four sessions for €159*. Participants will receive a recorded version to watch online at their own convenience.

  • Single course – € 49,-
  • Full course – € 159,-

* All revenue generated by this online training course will be reinvested in the further development of the Plant Empowerment philosophy.

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Project Manager

Jeannette den Boer