Silke Hemming: “The ultra-thin glass is so flexible that it looks like plastic film. The construction industry is also taking an interest.”

Ultra-thin glass: the way forward for the low-energy greenhouse?

Glass just 0.55 mm thick has been around for some time now. It’s on every mobile phone and tablet. It’s extremely light, strong and
There are various horticultural paints available which protect against the wide range of influences in the greenhouse

Include painting pipes in a proper maintenance schedule

Every hectare of greenhouse contains an average of 10-15 kilometres of heating pipes. High relative humidity, temperature fluctuations and wear and tear from mechanical
Manufacturers offer a wide range of glass types. The question is how growers are supposed to choose if they don’t have enough data on their own crops.

“Sharing crop data helps build knowledge on diffuse roof”

Diffuse glass is becoming routine in new build greenhouses – and much more quickly than anticipated. But it is still difficult for growers to
Greenhouse of the future

Glazing on the prototype of the ‘Greenhouse of the Future’ generates...

Maurice Kassenbouw is building a prototype for the ‘Greenhouse of the Future’ at the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo. The most remarkable aspect of this
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
WUR innovative horticultural greenhouse increases water efficiency in Lebanon

WUR innovative horticultural greenhouse increases water efficiency in Lebanon

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) embarked on a project in Lebanon last spring to improve water efficiency in horticulture and increase production. The greenhouse
Smart rooftop greenhouse materials

Smart greenhouse roof materials with reversible optical filters

The Smart Materials project is investigating the next generation of smart, adaptable materials that will soon be available for use in greenhouses around the
The Chinese Solar Greenhouse

Good start to cucumber cultivation in Chinese Solar Greenhouse

There are around one million hectares of greenhouses in China. Many of these are so-called ‘’Solar Greenhouses’: greenhouses with a wall that stores solar
Always a breeze in greenhouse Van der Avoird, even when there’s no wind

Always a breeze in greenhouse Van der Avoird, even when there’s no wind

Van der Avoird Trayplant, in the south of the Netherlands, made such specific demands on the greenhouse ventilation that the builder’s computer program was
Two chrysanthemum growers are definitively starting with 'The Next Generation Growing'

Two chrysanthemum growers are definitively starting with ‘The Next Generat...

Chrysanthemum growers Arcadia and Van Uffelen are definitively going to use 'The Next Generation Growing' at their nurseries in De Lier and Maasland. Technokas
First cucumbers harvested in Winter Light Greenhouse

First cucumbers harvested in Winter Light Greenhouse

Recently, harvesting of cucumbers started in the new Winter Light Greenhouse at the Greenhouse Horticultural Department of Wageningen University and Research Centre in Bleiswijk.
Potential for greenhouses to make sustainable leap in the tropics

Potential for greenhouses to make sustainable leap in the tropics

Thanks to a united effort, an educational greenhouse project has been set up in the east African country of Rwanda. Its aim is to
Bom Group introduces Winterlight Greenhouse concept: 10% more light

Bom Group introduces Winterlight Greenhouse concept: 10% more light

BOM Group will present a completely new greenhouse concept at the Greentech: the Winterlight Greenhouse. This concept, in combination with a new type of screen
Revolutionary greenhouse technology delivers higher yield and better quality

Revolutionary greenhouse technology delivers higher yield and better quality

Japanese producer Kagome has recently completed its first season with a new tomato greenhouse complex designed and built by the Japanese company Daisen in

Russian greenhouse project Agro-Invest captured on video

Agro-Invest is a turn-key greenhouse project in the Kaluga region, a special economic zone located 300 km from Moscow. The first 20 hectare of
Alumat Zeeman’s Green Boys Network

Alumat Zeeman’s Green Boys Network

‘Of course we export. Out of all the greenhouses in the world, you can be assured that 80 per cent have their origins in
BOM Group is building 18 hectares of greenhouses for 4Evergreen

BOM Group is building 18 hectares of greenhouses for 4Evergreen

Dutch bell pepper producer 4Evergreen is considerably expanding its acreage in the Zeeland Smidsschorrepolder. The company of the brothers Grootscholte has asked the BOM
Kubo to supply turnkey Ultra Clima greenhouse in China

Kubo to supply turnkey Ultra Clima greenhouse in China

Fruit juice producer Haisheng, a Chinese company with more than 2,000 employees, recently ordered an Ultra Clima greenhouse from Kubo. This fully closed 12-hectare
‘More than anything else, we simply want to remain the best.’

‘More than anything else, we simply want to remain the best.’

In the course of the past 50 years, the BOM Group has developed from an innovative greenhouse builder, heating systems installer and screening specialist
Thermoflor builds sustainable production hall for Kébol

Thermoflor builds sustainable production hall for Kébol

On Saturday 19 March, Amaryllis specialist and flower bulb exporter Kébol in Rijsenhout will be opening the doors of its new building to interested