“We’re aiming for 5% higher yields with more and bigger fruits”

“We’re aiming for 5% higher yields with more and bigger fruits”

The roofs of many new greenhouses now contain glass with an anti-reflection (AR) coating, which improves light incidence. For a long time there was
Switchable optical filters: the future of greenhouse covering materials?

Switchable optical filters: the future of greenhouse covering materials?

One of the main tasks of the Smart Materials project was completed last year. Greenhouse simulation models were used to explore the potential effect
Double screen plays key role in quest for uniform climate

Double screen plays key role in quest for uniform climate

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
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
ebook the bright side of growing

Mardenkro publishes second book about coating technology

Due to the great success of the first book, Mardenkro publishes a second book called 'ReduSystems: The bright side of growing'. The book combines
Van der Waay web shop for parts

Van der Waay launches new website with web shop for parts

Van der Waay launched a new, multilingual website with a web shop. Customers can visit the web shop to easily and quickly buy parts
The aim of the project was to optimise a vegetable crop by making use of the available scarce winter light.

Good cucumber yields in innovative Winterlight greenhouse

Last year the focus in the Dutch 2SaveEnergy greenhouse was on high-wire cucumbers. Over two production cycles, Wageningen University & Research investigated whether it
IPM Innovation Award 2017 for 2SaveEnergy Consortium

IPM Innovation Award 2017 for 2SaveEnergy Consortium

On the occasion of the opening ceremony of the 35th IPM 2017 in Essen INDEGA presented the IPM Innovation Award to the 2SaveEnergy Consortium
The use of roof cleaner or a chalking machine that is too heavy can damage the greenhouse roof to the extent that too much unnecessary glass breakage occurs during a storm or heavy snowfall.

First ask how heavy the roof washer should be

A grower is likely to have a problem if a slightly too heavy roof washer or chalking machine is driven over a greenhouse roof
eenhouse builder Bom Group will present a completely new greenhouse concept: the Winterlight Greenhouse. This concept yields 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
A partnership contract was signed by Theo Sanders of the Hortivation Foundation and Sjaak Bakker of the Greenhouse Horticulture division of Wageningen UR.

Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture concludes strategic partnership with Horti...

A strategic partnership contract was signed by Theo Sanders and Harm Maters of the Hortivation Foundation and Sjaak Bakker of the Greenhouse Horticulture division
Adaptive greenhouses could reduce the costs of heating and dehumidification by 30 to 60 per cent.

Adaptive greenhouses can achieve energy savings of up to 60%

Adaptive greenhouses, fitted with a cover that can be adapted to the outside climate on a monthly or even hourly basis for example, could
‘Carefully compile a wish list and measure objectively’

‘Carefully compile a wish list and measure objectively’

Growers know that a diffuse roof – with or without an anti-reflective coating – offers added value compared with traditional greenhouse glass. However, it
The financing may not be finalised yet, but the product - glass cladding for greenhouses that generates energy - is ripe for production.

Brite Solar Glass generates electricity for greenhouses

The financing may not be finalised yet, but the product - glass cladding for greenhouses that generates energy - is ripe for production. Brite
‘The focus points of our brainstorming sessions are sustainability, sustainability and sustainability.’

‘The focus points of our brainstorming sessions are sustainability, sustainabili...

Duijvestijn Tomaten in Pijnacker was elected ‘world’s best tomato grower’ in the Crop & Process Technology category in 2015. Ted Duijvestijn explains the innovative
‘No greenhouse should be without diffuse glazing, no matter where in the world’

‘No greenhouse should be without diffuse glazing, no matter where in the world’

Diffuse light is a hot item in greenhouse horticulture, not in the least thanks to Leo Marcelis. Professor Marcelis conducted research into the benefits