At Plant Quality Solutions we love seeing happy plants. Plant health is more than the absence of pests and diseases, it is a resilient plant that grows well in its environment. To achieve healthy plants we look at the diagnostics, abiotic factors and most importantly the people working with the plants. Trouble shooting, training staff, defining best practices and adopting a quality management approach are key.
Whether we are working on disease outbreak management, prevention or a quality system we aim to find practical and pragmatic solutions.
As educated nematologist and phytopathologist, I have a wealth of experience in virology, entomology, nematology, plant physiology and in a vast number of different crops and crop groups. Beyond that I have a contagious curiosity on biology of plants in their environment and love to teach others on these topics.
My goal is to help growers achieve good yields from healthy crops. For this I use the existing practises as a starting point to see where the largest impacts can be made. I have guided multiple companies through certification systems for good plant health such as Elite for ornamentals and soft fruits and GSPP for tomatoes.
There is a world of knowledge about plant health, however pragmatic implementation of all that information has stayed behind. I want to give growers the tools they need to manage their crops in such a way that they reduce the risk of pathogen outbreaks.
During my studies I focussed on developing my skills in the laboratory and in data analysis and machine learning. I love combining new molecular and older diagnostic techniques with the power of digital analysis to provide insights into problems and develop tools that are easy to implement.