Since 2014 Optiriego Consulting collaborates with a research center that works on environment and agriculture in Norway, Bioforsk, for the application of tools for irrigation and moisture monitoring in strawberry growing. Rolf Nestby is the responsible of this Project, and our host during this initiative.
On November 5th, Bioforsk organized a workshop where we have been invited together with Proefcentrum Hoogstraten. This is a Belgium Research Center that work on horticulture development in the northern part of this country. Koen Lavrysen was the person in charge of representing Proefcentrum Hoogstraten.
The workshop consisted in an exchange where each participant explained its working methodologies and experience on strawberry growing. I explained for Optiriego Consulting our working philosophy, the methodology and the tools we use. Proefcentrum Hoogstraten contributed with a presentation on hydroponic techniques used in Belgium, as well as techniques used to monitor the crop growth.
Once finalized the presentations, we went deeply in the aspects that most interest raised among the audience: issues such as crop factor and methods for determination, fertilization during each phase of the crop’s growth, leaching fraction and its benefits… Some of the raised questions will probably constitute new investigation subjects for Bioforsk.
In Optiriego Consulting we consider that this kind of workshop constitutes a great opportunity to spread knowledge and exchange ideas and experiences with International Organizations.
Participating to such a productive workshop encourages us for keeping alive this collaboration. We thanks the invitation and the opportunity to share table with great professionals such as Rolf Nestby y Koen Lavrysen.