A choice between three one day excursions, Saturday 1 July 2017

All excursions include refreshments, lunch, transport and admissions. Depending on weather conditions, a rain jacket and sturdy shoes are advised. At the different locations we will be walking for small distances.

 

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200,000 years of landscape and soil formation in the surroundings of Wageningen: consequences for current day use

The Saalien ice age has set the scene for today’s landscape around Wageningen: the cover ice reached the area and deep depressions and pushed moraines were formed. Since then, the landscape was further shaped by a combination of climate change, geomorphological processes, soil formation, vegetation dynamics, and human influence. This excursion tells the fascinating story of this dynamic landscape, its spatial variability, and discusses the consequences for current day use.

 

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9:00        Departure at Hof van Wageningen.

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9:00 - 16:00     Bus tour around Wageningen, including coffee breaks and a lunch in “Dutch Fieldwork Style”. At numerous stops the story of the landscape will be told and illustrated with soil profiles and a large variety of landscape elements.

16:00        Arrival at Hof van Wageningen.

Costs per person: € 60,- 

 

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Precision Agriculture as the ultimate integration of sensing (proximal and remote) into agricultural management

Source: firestarters.nl

Source: firestarters.nl

We will visit the Van den Borne potato farm on the border with Belgium. The farmer is one of the forerunners in precision agriculture. With a variety of tools including proximal sensors and drones the farmer obtains insight in the variation in the cover sands to manage his farm at a high temporal and spatial resolution focusing on both productivity and quality. Despite the availability of all these tools the farmer is still facing a range of challenges in the translation of the plethora of information into operational management. During the trip towards the farm specific attention will be paid to landscape variability in the Dutch cover sand landscape.

 

TimeTable

8:30    Departure at Hof van Wageningen by bus, views of typical Dutch cover landscape features along the way.

10:30 - 15:00    Visit to the Van Den Borne potato farmer. Jacob van den Borne is one of the leading Dutch farmers involved in testing and implementing different soil and crop sensing techniques into his farm management system. Furthermore, several soil sensing companies will demonstrate their systems. A field lunch is included.

15:00 - 18:00    Travel back (including stops) and estimated arrival at Hof van Wageningen.

Costs per person: € 75,-

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Source: vandenborneaardappelen.com

Source: vandenborneaardappelen.com

From the Dutch Old Masters to pedometrics:  A major step in the way we describe our landscapes

Source: krollermuller.nl

Source: krollermuller.nl

Dutch and landscape paintings are well renowned for their realism and the beautiful way they describe the landscape. Even today they are a good resource to study changes in the landscape. While the conference addressed modern-era pedometrics with all its advances, this excursion will take you back to the fascinating story that is being told by Dutch painters. We will visit one the locations where art and landscape are clearly intertwined: the Hoge Veluwe National Park and the Kröller-Müller Museum that is located inside the park (the museum is well-known for its collection of Van Gogh paintings).

Timetable

9:00        Departure at Hof van Wageningen - Bus to Hoge Veluwe National Park.

10:00 - 12:00     Guided tour in the national park with special emphasis to the landscape. How did it develop and which human interventions changed the landscape to its present form?

12:00 - 13:30    Lunch at the park restaurant and some time to visit the visitor centre and “Museonder” Museum.

13:30 - 14:00    White bicycle transfer to Kröller-Müller Museum.

14:00 - 16:00     Guided tour at the Kröller-Müller Museum, with the highlights of e.g. the work of Vincent van Gogh and the Art in the Landscape in the Statue Garden.

16:00 - 17:00    Departure and Travel back to Hof van Wageningen.

 

Costs per person: € 90,-

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Source: hogeveluwe.nl

Source: hogeveluwe.nl

Source: krollermuller.nl

Source: krollermuller.nl

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Source: hogeveluwe.nl

Source: hogeveluwe.nl

Source: hogeveluwe.nl