Int’l Dispatch: Dutch Days
As promised, here is an update from the International Society of Horticulture Science Symposium on Growing Media and Soilless Cultivation in the Netherlands, where UNH Cooperative Extension horticultural experts Brian Krug and Amy Papineau are presenting their research and hearing from international colleagues.
The first two days of the symposium have come and gone. There are 225 delegates from more than 40 countries attending this symposium. Delegates include university faculty and industry representatives. The symposium kicked off with several addresses from the hosts and even one from a representative from the Dutch equivalent of the USDA.
The Netherlands exports 98 billion dollars in agriculture products, which ranks it second in the world, behind the United States. More striking is that 39 percent of Dutch agricultural exports are horticulture-related.