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Showcase of open field production

One of the goals of the cluster is the promotion of open cultivation. What could be better in this case than growing crops for the Agrofoodcluster office to make open cultivation accessible via a showcase of open field production?

Between our office in Emmeloord and the A6 is almost 8 hectares of good agricultural land. This is maintained by enthusiastic farmers/growers from the region. In this way, we want to show ‘how your food grows’.

Primary school students from the region come into contact with the agricultural sector on our plot and listen to the enthusiastic stories of our growers.

Our project leader Hans van Dijke guides the daily management. The “display growers” are named behind the crops:

  • Potatoes – Maarten van Hoeve
  • Sugarbeets – Peter Roose & GertJan van Tilburg (Maatschap Roose-Van Tilburg)
  • Carrots – Maarten van Hoeve
  • Spring wheat – Maarten van Hoeve
  • Support – Albert Koops, Marien Verhage, and Michiel van Andel
Open teelt

The Dutch weather is becoming more extreme. Heavy rainfall and periods of extreme drought alternate more often. The situation can be quite different locally. Reliable data and good planning offer a solution in terms of time but also in terms of costs. There is an AgroExact weather station at the Argrofoodcluster. This station measures the local weather conditions. We can always know the weather conditions on the field through the app!