Invitation to Webinar - BioFresh

The project BioFresh, bioeconomic production of fresh greenhouse vegetables in Norway, started in 2017 with the goal to develop knowledge to support sustainable, resource effective and profitable production of fresh, high quality greenhouse vegetables. The project was supported by the Norwegian Research Council. You can find more information about the project on our website:

At the end of the project, we now organize two webinars. The first one is on the 17th June, targeting the scientific community. The second is on the 24th June, targeting producers, supplier industries, governmental organizations, and other stakeholders. The language in the first webinar is English and in the second webinar Norwegian. The webinars are available for free, but registration is mandatory. You can register by filling out the following links:
For the webinar on the 24th June:

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Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday, June 17, 2021 9:00 AM

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  • 09.00-09.30

    BioFresh: Bioeconomic and sustainable production of fresh greenhouse vegetables

    Michel Verheul (NIBIO)

  • 09.30-10.15

    New approaches to optimize the cultivation of tomato in a greenhouse

    Ivan Paponov (NIBIO and AU)

  • 10.15-10.30

    Coffee break

  • 10.30- 11.15

    Optimization of climate conditions to enhance yield and quality of tomato production in greenhouses

    Martina Paponov (NIBIO)

  • 11.15-11.35

    Regulation of abscisic acid (ABA) metabolism in response to vapor-pressure deficit (VPD) in tomato plants

    Sheona Innes (NMBU)

  • 11.35-12.30

    Lunch break

  • 12.30- 13.15

    Organic waste as fertilizer for sustainable cultivation of tomato in modern greenhouses

    Dmitry Kechasov (NIBIO)

  • 13.15- 13.35

    Applying biotechnology to the exploration of beneficial plant–microbe interactions

    Irina Averkina (UiS)

  • 13.35-14.15

    Improvement of fresh vegetable quality to consumers

    Rune Slimestad (PlantChem)

  • 14.15-14.30

    Coffee break

  • 14.30-15.00

    Effects of climate management and greenhouse design on profitability and sustainability in greenhouse production

    Cecilia Stanghellini (WUR)

  • 15.00-15.45

    Bioeconomic evaluation of greenhouse designs for different tomato production systems in Norway

    Naseer Muhammed (NIBIO)

  • 15.45-16.15

    Optimization of supplemental light systems in tomato greenhouses at high latitudes

    Jan-David Wacker (NIBIO)