Stakeholder Meeting: Healthy Soil Matter(s)

Stakeholder Meeting Soil


The Faculty of Bio-science engineering (FBE) of Ghent University invites 40 stakeholder for a business breakfast meeting entitled: 'Inspiring Mornings @UGent FBW : Healthy Soil Matter(s)'

This meeting will take place on 30 November 2017 from 08h00 - 12h30 at the Faculty of Bio-science engineering (Coupure Links 653).
The purpose of this meeting is to bring academics and other stakeholders together to discuss opportunities and challenges related to innovations in soil health. This central theme is divided into four sub-themes: A physical, a chemical and a biological part and digital farming. For each theme, we invited a professor and a stakeholder from industry. This will show the complementarity between the two as we hope to further close the gap between the academic world and field practice. Afterwards, there will be time for discussion with the stakeholders. About 40 stakeholders from the agribusiness will be personally invited to attend this meeting.


The program of this meeting: 

1. “Soil structural degradation: the invisible enemy”

By Wim Cornelis & Bridgestone

  2. “Potential of digital agriculture for improving soil fertility”

By Abdul Mouazen & John Deere

- Coffee Break with introduction of AppsforAgri -

By Corné Braber

  3. “Not only chemistry: the earthy Trinity rules nutrient availability to plants”

By Stefaan De Neve & DCM

  4. “Soilborne disease and their management by biological control”

By Monica Höfte & Koppert

Confirmed Stakeholders: 


ABS, Agrometius, AppsforAgri, AVR, Bayer Cropscience, Biobest, Biogroei, Bi-Pa, Bridgestone, John Deere (Cofabel), Crelan, DCM, Fertikal, Greenyard Horticulture, ICL Group, Koppert, Miramag, New Holland, PCG, PRP technologies, Timac Agro, Tradecorp, UGent, Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaco

 Collage Soil