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Vegetables NZ confirm additional Workshop with Frank Florus, Tuesday 4th of December.
Location Confirmed – Seminar Room, Plant & Food Research, 49 Cronin Road, Pukekohe 5 pm to 7 pm
Frank Florus, a crop specialist from Belgium with extensive knowledge of tomatoes but also with experience in other Solanaceae greenhouse crops, is in Pukekohe for TWO workshops on 4 and 5 December.
The 4 December workshop is for capsicum, cucumber and eggplant growers. It will cover energy, hygiene, production, nutrition, and pests and diseases.
Date and time: Monday 4 December, 5pm-7pm (refreshments will be served)
Where: Seminar Room, Plant & Food Research, 49 Cronin Rd, Pukekohe
You can also join online. Please register via this form: Protected Vegetable Cropping Workshop (google.com)
The second workshop is on 5 December. It is for tomato growers and will cover climate control, irrigation, pests and diseases, investments and labour.
Date and time: Tuesday 5 December, 5pm-7pm
Where: Plant & Food Research, 49 Cronin Road, Pukekohe or online
- Frank Florus from Lycopersicon, Belgium
- Frank is a crop specialist with extensive knowledge of tomatoes but also with experience of other Solanaceae greenhouse crops. From his time spent teaching and consulting, Frank brings his vast experience of almost 40 years in the industry to New Zealand in early December.
Frank is a crop specialist with extensive knowledge of tomatoes but also with experience of other Solanaceae greenhouse crops. Frank began his horticultural work at the research centre of Hoogstraten in Germany in 1984. Following that, he taught horticulture to young adults at Thomas More University in Geel, Belgium. During this time, he also started consulting to growers through the university’s advisory service, specialising in tomato plants.
After 4 years of teaching and consulting, Frank moved to Rockwool / Grodan to focus on consulting under the brand ‘Subtratus’. He remained with this company for 11 years, before making the move to form his own consulting company with 3 colleagues. The business partners have changed over the time but together they have been visiting growers in both Belgium and the Netherlands to advise on all aspects of the greenhouse growing business since 1999.