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Record number 553368
Title Glastuinbouwondernemers over ondernemen in tijden van transitie : beelden, verwachtingen en onzekerheden
Author(s) Lauwere, Carolien de; Burg, Simone van der; Splinter, Gerben
Source Wageningen : Wageningen Economic Research (Wageningen Economic Research rapport 2019-093) - ISBN 9789463950824 - 97
Department(s) Innovation- and Risk Management and Information Governance
Publication type Research report
Publication year 2019
Abstract Horticulturists are prepared to move towards fossil-free production methods, and a number of them are currently working on this. However, they do not believe that entirely fossil-free production is possible. They view gas as a reliable energy source and question whether other energy sources will always be available, supply sufficient heat, can provide the required energy during peak load hours and whether there will be enough CO2 available for their crops. They also wonder whether the technology has reached maturity. A lack of perspective for action to produce without using fossil fuels is an often-noted obstacle. Horticulturists therefore want to produce without using fossil fuels, but feel as if they cannot do so. Horticulturists are also open to residue-free cultivation (meaning without the use of chemical crop protection). The main problem here is that the horticulturists are not allowed to use the necessary protection products. There are not enough alternatives available, and crop protection products that are authorised for use on other types of crops or abroad are not authorised for use on the crops of the Dutch horticulturists in question. They are worried that they have no means to intervene in the event of an emergency, such as outbreaks of pests.
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