The World Horti Center was officially opened by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in March 2018, although the building in the Dutch town of
Grow light is gaining ground among high-wire cucumber growers. Reijm & Zn in Berkel en Rodenrijs in the west of the Netherlands are among
Unlike roses, the protected vegetable sector in Kenya is still quite small-scale. On a recent trip there I set out to find some larger
Measurements in greenhouses reveal that light transmittance through the roof improves by around five percent after the annual clean. And it just so happens
Viruses are among the smallest pathogens infecting other living organisms. Plants are also susceptible to a large number of viruses that can cause serious
Propagation by means of cuttings and grafting has a dramatic impact on the plant. Cuttings need to form new roots and vascular bundles have
Crop protection products are sometimes unfairly labelled as losing their efficacy against pests or diseases. On closer investigation it becomes clear that these products
The fungus Mycosphaerella, also known as Didymella bryoniae, can cause serious problems, particularly in cucumber cultivation. It can infect leaves, stems, flowers and fruits.
Quality is the top priority at Gärtnerei Wolter in Babenhausen, Germany, where Ute Gorges and Jörg Wolter specialise in supplying pot plants to the
As a cucumber grower you have to have iron discipline and nerves of steel. An apparently invisible enemy – CGMMV – is always lurking
Don’t throw away your old shoes before you get new ones – that’s an adage the Dutch sweet pepper grower Stephan Persoon firmly believes
Predatory mites are the most important natural enemies used for biological pest control in greenhouse horticulture. Many of these predatory mites are mass-reared on
In many large vegetable, flower and pot plant nurseries, a spray robot moves back and forth automatically along a pipe rail or monorail system.
Since November of 2016, with almost every vendor from abroad, whether they’re a greenhouse builder from Holland, an orchid breeder from Taiwan, or a
3D modelling is set to play an ever greater role in research. It’s an important tool in the quest to design better LED modules,
What does it say about a technical development in greenhouse horticulture when there is a marked increase in both research projects and practical trials?
New Zealand Gourmet was founded in 1985. It started off growing and exporting capsicums (bell peppers) to Japan, and blueberries and other crops such
The use of silicon fertilisers is clearly on the rise. Silicon can strengthen the resilience of the crop, and with an ever declining range
In the past the use of rootstocks represented an important step in the fight against soil-borne diseases. But rootstocks offer many more possibilities: Improved