‘Hybrid lighting guarantees high-quality tomatoes all year round’

‘Hybrid lighting guarantees high-quality tomatoes all year round’

A more generative plant, 10 to 12 % more production, and Brix measurements at summer levels all year round are the key results of
‘We aim to grow the best basil in Europe’

‘We aim to grow the best basil in Europe’

Christ en Jacqueline Monden of De Kruidenaer in Etten-Leur had hybrid lighting installed in their new high-tech greenhouse, in which they grow basil, just
LED light catching on in fruiting vegetable propagation

LED light catching on in fruiting vegetable propagation

Grow light has been widely used for propagating vegetable plants for many years. The tried-and-trusted fluorescent lights in climate cells and SON-T lights in
“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
“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
Researchers “grow” model of ideal plant in simulated greenhouse

Researchers “grow” model of ideal plant in simulated greenhouse

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,
Roger Abbenhuijs van Vakblad Onder Glas

Advance of LEDs seems unstoppable despite critical noises

What does it say about a technical development in greenhouse horticulture when there is a marked increase in both research projects and practical trials?
Tomato grower Geert Koot from Dutch tomato nursery Gebroeders Koot

New LED lamp rates highly in hybrid lighting trial

A trial with hybrid lighting (SON-T + LED) at Dutch tomato nursery Gebroeders Koot has yielded good results. The LED lamp used in the
In the Ter Laak Orchids trial greenhouses, the researchers compare the quality of the varieties Sacramento, Donau, Jewel and Las Palmas grown with standard lighting and a dimming treatment.

Limits of dimming lights in phalaenopsis reached

Intensive lighting in winter is common in Phalaenopsis growing. A long-running Dutch research project is seeking to answer the question of whether less lighting
dynamic simulator

Dynamic simulator of solar and outdoor light conditions

Light plays an important role in demanding crop science research applications. A lot of research requires accurate replication of real-time outdoor light conditions to
Vertical interlighting

Vertical interlighting for high-wire crops

Lohuis Lighting vertical interlighting is a unique design that emits red, blue and far red light. Light is used very efficiently. Trials with Apollo
Herman de Vreede: “We want to supply large volumes of orchids of a uniform quality in a sustainable way.”

Right light spectrum on bottom layer with half the energy

The LED lamps in the light fittings underneath the top growing layer shine brightly on the plants in the cultivation greenhouse at phalaenopsis growers
Certhon Innovation Centre for daylight-less cultivation

First ‘daylight-less’ crops are being grown at the Certhon Innovation Centre

Certhon, a designer and builder of greenhouses, started growing the first crops in its very own Innovation Centre several weeks ago. The company aims
Alstroemeria can get off to a good start with higher light levels than are generally used at present.

Hybrid lighting ramps up alstroemeria yields

Hoogenboom Alstroemeria in Nieuwe Wetering in the Netherlands expanded its grow light system last year. In one section of the greenhouse they have installed