Conference Program PotatoEurope 2021

Day 1: Wednesday, 1st September 2021

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10:00 - 11:00  “Innovations in the potato sector from Dutch soil”

Organiser: Horizon Flevoland
Location: Conference area
Pre-registration is not required

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11:00 - 12:00  “Title to be confirmed”

Organiser:Topsector Agri & Food
Location: Conference area
Pre-registration is not required

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12:15 - 13:00  “Challenges and opportunities for the European potato trade"

Organiser: Europatat, the European Potato Trade Association
Speakers: Berta Redondo and Romans Vorss
Location: Conference area
Pre-registration is not required

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13:45 - 16:30  WUR Symposium "The potato in a changing world" 

Organiser: Wageningen University & Research (WUR)
Moderator: Ernst van den Ende, Managing director of the Plant Sciences Group of WUR
Location: Conference area
Pre-registration is required
(Your registration is valid only after you have received our confirmation email)

13:45 - 14:30  PotatoEurope 2021 Innovation Award Ceremony

The winner of the PotatoEurope 2021 Innovation Award will be announced by the professional Jury consisting of Dick Hylkema, Dirk Duijzer, Enst van den Ende and Jaap Delleman.

14:30 - 14:35  Welcome word by moderator dr. ir. Ernst van den Ende,
Managing Director Plant Sciences Group at Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Ernst van den Ende studied Plant Pathology at Wageningen University and subsequently obtained his PhD in the Phytopathology chair group. He then worked as a researcher at various test stations in the field of fruit growing and horticulture. The research within the WUR test stations has a strong regional focus. With the emergence of Greenports in the Netherlands, Van den Ende was also involved in several advisory councils and contributed to help shape regional innovation. Since 1 September 2009 he has been General Director of the Plant Sciences Group (PSG) of Wageningen University & Research. Van den Ende has been a member of the Top Sector Horticulture and Propagation Materials since February 2011.

14:35 - 15:00 Keynote speech "A sustainable income for a sustainable change"

by Dick Hordijk, CEO of Royal Agrifirm Group

Dick Hordijk is CEO of the Royal Agrifirm Group since October 2016. Agrifirm is an agricultural cooperative with global reach, focusing on sustainable solutions for a responsible food chain for future generations. From developing markets like China. Eastern Europe and Brazil to mature markets like the Netherlands, Agrifirm wants to make a difference for its member farmers and international customers by supporting them in the sustainability transition while protecting or improving their income model. This only can be achieved by close cooperation with parties across the whole food chain. Before Agrifirm, Hordijk worked for Unilever, ICI, Diageo and Provimi/Cargill in different functions from supply chain manager to managing director. He graduated in Business Econometrics at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Besides his family life, Hordijk enjoys jogging, reading and gardening.

 

In his presentation, Hordijk will dive into the topic of sustainable income for a sustainable change.

15:00 - 15:10 "The farm of the future"
ir. Chris de Visser, Business Developer / Business Unit Manager Field Crops

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

At Wageningen University & Research, De Visser has been active for more than 30 years on a wide range of subjects and fields of expertise. This has given him ample know-how for his present-day role in business development and business unit management. In his work, De Visser frequently meets clients and colleagues on the set up, design and implementation of R&D projects. The starting point of these projects always lies with clients and the way that the organisation and De Visser can have an added value to the client’s business. He focuses on circular and biobased economy, on sustainable plant production and on sports and sustainability, nationally as well as internationally.

 

In his presentation, De Visser will focus on the farm of the future.

15:10 - 15:25 "Smart, data-driven potato production in 2040"

dr. ir. Corné Kempenaar, Senior research scientist

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Dr. ir. Corné Kempenaar is senior researcher precision agriculture at Wageningen University & Research, dept. Agrosystems Research, and Professor Smart Farming at Aeres University of Applied Sciences in Dronten. He has an MSc in plant protection and a PhD in Biological Weed control. During his ca. 30-year research career, he contributed to the development of several precision agriculture applications, such as variable rate application of crop protection products, fertilizers and seeds, and autonomous navigation in arable crops. This all has resulted on several potato crop management advisory apps on the Akkerweb/Farmmaps GIS data platform. He is specialized in the decision support in these apps. Currently, he is coordinating public private R&D projects on precision farming (PA4.0). He also coordinates the National Fieldlab Precision Farming (NPPL). Since 2020, he is board member of the Dutch Pesticide Admission Authority CTGB.

 

In his presentation, Kempenaar will focus on the future of potato production with an outlook of smart, data-driven potato production in 2040.

15:25 - 15:40 "An integrated crop management approach for pest, disease and weed management in potatoes"

dr. ir. Marleen Riemens, Team manager Crop Protection

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Dr. ir. Marleen Riemens has expertise on the development of sustainable arable plant production systems. She is specialized in integrated pest and weed management. She was project leader of several projects related to the development of integrated weed management systems, side effects of pesticides on non-target organisms, novel monitoring and detection systems fitting in IPM systems, and cultural and mechanical weed control tools. She chairs the EWRS (European Weed Research Society) working group Physical and Cultural Weed Control, and is a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Weed Research Society. She is the secretary of the innovation program A2, Healthy Soil. Currently, she is head of the scientific research team Crop health at Wageningen University and Research that focusses on IPM (Integrated Pest Management) system development for field crops in the context of Integrated Crop Management (ICM). Integrated Crop Management is an approach that aims to balance the economic and environmental aspects of farming, creating a sustainable farming system in the long term. Three steps can be distinguished in the transition to sustainability: 1. Efficiency increase, 2. Substitution of measures, 3. Redesign of crop production systems. ICM contributes to the last step of this transition process. 


In her presentation, Riemens will present the main crop protection issues in potato and the contribution of the ICM approach to future solutions for pest and disease management. Potatoes in crop rotations, combined resistances to nematodes and fungal diseases, validated Decision support systems are all components that will be highlighted.  

15:40 - 15:55 "Circular production systems for potato in relation to plant breeding"

dr. ir. Raymond Jongschaap, DLO Business Unit Manager

Wageningen University & Research (WUR)

Dr. ir Raymond Jongschaap is Business Unit Manager Agrosystems Research (70 scientists) at the Plant sciences group of Wageningen University and Research, heading the teams of Field Technology Innovations, Applied Ecology and Land Use & Food security. He holds a PhD on the integration of crop growth simulation modelling and remote sensing to improve the sustainability of farming systems, and an MSc Tropical crop science (specialization on crops) at WUR. He is an expert senior researcher with experience in Europe, Latin America, Asia and in Africa on the evaluation of innovative agri-production systems, well-embedded in society, and with a focus on land use and food security, resource use efficiency and sustainability from an integrated perspective. 

 

In his presentation, Jongschaap will focus on circular production systems for potato in relation to plant breeding by applying a newly developed framework on circular agriculture for a climate neutral society. 

15:55 - 16:10 Speaker to be confirmed

16:10 - 16:30 Questions and Answers

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Day 2: Thursday, 2nd September  2021

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09:30 - 10:30  "Latest Innovations by CASE IH"

Organiser: CASE IH
Location: Conference area
Pre-registration is not required

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11:00 - 12:00  Talent Scouting organised by Agrofoodcluster

Organiser: Agrofoodcluster
Location: Conference area
Pre-registration is required

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13:00 - 15:00  Talent Scouting organised by Agrofoodcluster

Organiser: Agrofoodcluster
Location: Conference area
Pre-registration is required

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