“It’s all about the right balance between yield and fruit weight”

“It’s all about the right balance between yield and fruit weight”

Grow light is gaining ground among high-wire cucumber growers. Reijm & Zn in Berkel en Rodenrijs in the west of the Netherlands are among
Joost van der Voort (left) and Nadir Laaguili measure the oxygen concentration at the dripper. The system guarantees a level of 10 mg per litre.

Water treatment system maintains optimum oxygen supply

Sufficient oxygen in the root environment is a must for a strong, healthy crop. More oxygen makes the crop stronger and boosts production. That’s
Wim Voogt: “We haven’t seen any negative impacts of high sodium concentrations in sweet pepper.”

Split-root system harvests sodium and removes it via the crop

The shift towards closed growing systems is forcing growers to take a critical look at their sodium figures. Would higher sodium levels affect the
Greenhouse for algae cultivation

Eparella opens one of world’s biggest algae greenhouses in Austria

Greenhouse builder Debets Schalke has a built one of the largest greenhouse for the cultivation of algae in the world in Austria. The greenhouse
tomatoes grown on substrate

EU: ‘Substrate cultivation no longer organic’

Substrate cultivation no longer qualifies as organic. This is the outcome of numerous trialogue meetings between the European Council, the European Commission and the
Young fruits pull so hard, flowers above abort

Young fruits pull so hard, flowers above abort

Sweet peppers arrive in waves. New fruits lure so many assimilates towards them that the flowers above them abort. This article provides various suggestions

‘Algae are the vegetables for the future.’

Although they only started growing fresh algae commercially less than a year ago, Hendrik Staarink and his partner Stefano Canziani are fully confident about
Plugs and trays replace containers and lead to more uniform plants

Plugs and trays replace containers and lead to more uniform plants

After a run-up of several years breeders and propagators of phalaenopsis are switching over to propagation in plugs. Meanwhile three Dutch suppliers of plugs