The first event of the Rose Expertise Group, had the kick off on 6 October 2016 at Dümmen Orange Roses in Kudelstaart, The Netherlands, was a big success. This group is made up of rose growers who have Philips LED installations. Their purpose is to share information about growing with LEDs so they can further improve rose cultivation with this relatively new technology.
During the event, participants toured the Rose Factory of Dümmen Orange in Kudelstaart and the Delphy Improvement Centre in Bleiswijk, The Netherlands. They also heard presentations on heat management in rose cultivation and various LED research projects on rose cultivation. During the program, there was plenty of opportunity for the participants to share experiences and learn more about how LEDs are being applied to cultivate a variety of rose crops.