About us

Florcom Horticultural Services has been involved in consultation, research and training in horticulture for more than 20 years.

Dr Koos Henning

BSc MSc PhD

florcom@icon.co.za

Sel: 082 4534 294

 

Kontak ons by florcom@icon.co.za of drhenning@florcom.co.za

 

CURRICULUM VITAE      Koos Henning

Academic qualifications:

  • Baccaleurs Scientiae: Plant and Soil Sciences. 1977 (PU for CHE).
  • Baccaleurs Scientiae: Soil Science. 1978 (PU for CHE).
  • Magister Scientiae: Soil Science. 1985 (PU for CHE).
  • Philosophae Doctor: Plant and soil sciences. 1991 (PU for CHE).

 

Experience:

  • 1979 – 1988 Senior Agricultural Researcher. NIGG – Potchefstroom. Experience in research on nutrition and plant – water relations.
  • 1989 – 1991 Production manager. Safropa Nursery. Experience on growing of chrysanthemums and carnations. Experience on fertigation and irrigation systems for greenhouses.
  • 1992 – 1995 Director: EPIT (Research Unit for Intensive Horticulture), PU for CHE. Consultation, training and research for growers of cut flowers.
  • 1994 – 1995 Member of the Senate of PU for CHE.
  • 1994 – 1995 Member of the Science Council of the PU for CHE.
  • 1992 – 1995: Lecture Plant nutrition – PU for CHE.
  • 1992 – 1995: Lecture Cultivation practices cut flowers – PU for CHE.
  • 1996 – 1997 Manager: Product Evaluation ENERKOM.
  1. Consultant for growers of export cut roses, chrysanthemums, carnations and vegetables, consultation on fertigation and growth mediums + full consultation package on all aspect of growing for  prominent growers of export roses, chrysanthemums and carnations.
  2. Introduce and present training courses for farm workers, supervisors and growers in the greenhouse industry.
  3. Introduce substrate growing in South Africa.
  4. Introduce the A and B tank system of fertigation in South Africa.
  5. Acted as supervisor/ assessor for several MSc studies.
  • 2001 – 2005 Manager: Eco Analytica: North West University: (Laboratory for soil and water analysis).

 

1996 –

  • Founder of Florcom Horticultural Services: Consultation services for the intensive Horticulture.
  • Founder of florcomgardens.co.za: Database and services to the gardener and garden nurseries.
  • Short courcses for growers of greenhouse crops (Cultivation techniques, fertigation, pests and diseases, climate control, growth mediums etc).
  • Consultation for flower growers regarding all aspects of cultivation.

 

2015 – Training for growers of greenhouse crops is endorsed by the South African cut flower growers association.

Overseas visits:    1991 –   Seven visits to the Netherlands and France.

Scientific publications:    Eleven publications in science journals.

Conferences:   Fourteen lectures at conferences for Soil Science, Horticulture and Crop production.