Horticulture & Product Physiology group (HPC)

HPC-WU is the only academic group focussed on horticulture in the Netherlands and holds a strong position in horticultural research and education in Wageningen. Topics of our research and education are: production, quality- and chain- management of vegetables, cutflowers and potplants. Every year many students from all over the world enroll in our International Master course 'Greenhouse Horticulture'.

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STAIR meeting

Next meeting Thursday September 18

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FLOP meeting

Next meeting Wednesday 15 October

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Our research

The role of the Horticulture & Product Physiology group (HPC) is to foster the science of the supply chain for crops produced under protected cultivation.
At HPC four major Research Areas are discerned:

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Our education

HPC-WU plays an important role in the education and training of future executives in the horticultural sector. Graduated horticultural students hold positions in all kind of organizations within this sector (trade organizations, auctions and inspection services), and in commercial companies (seed-growing, breeding, cultivation and supply companies). Other graduates work for government-departments (policy, consultancy), for research institutes (experimental stations and commercial laboratories) or for educational institutions (universities, higher and secondary agricultural education).

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