High hopes of improving quality and yield while reducing costs

High hopes of improving quality and yield while reducing costs

Father and daughter team Lucian and Laura Ene run the biggest and most high-tech gerbera cultivation facility in Romania. The last expansion, in 2019,
John Cappalonga: “We have invested heavily in producing high quality at low costs, including through a sizable expansion.”

“I have always been a fan of new ideas and new approaches”

Gee Vee Enterprises was founded in Harlow, UK, in 1997 by husband-and-wife team Gaetano and Vincenzina Cappalonga. The site is based in the UK’s
Measuring fruit temperature at the Moors sweet pepper nursery in Someren. A simple infrared sensor does the job.

Smart sensors and dashboards are the future

Sensors that map all the processes in the greenhouse. Drones that perform tasks in the right place in response to clear commands. New technologies
What plants are best for purifying indoor air?

What plants are best for purifying indoor air?

With the second crop in the Winterlight greenhouse at the Energy Innovation and Demo Centre (IDC) in Bleiswijk (NL) coming to an end, it’s
Danny van der Spek is becoming more and more keen on NGG, although a lot of knowledge is still needed to translate the principles into practice.

‘New approach to climate control whets the appetite for more’

Dutch growers who are directly involved in research into Next Generation Growing soon discover that they can apply small parts of it to their
High-wire cucumber grower Hans Houben is heading ever further down the path of Next Generation Growing.

Cucumber grower takes quantum leap with Next Generation Growing

Hans Houben’s initial reason for trying out Next Generation Growing was to save energy. “But that shouldn’t really be your main objective: you need
Chrysanthemum growers Arcadia and Van Uffelen are going to use The New Cultivation at their nurseries in De Lier and Maasland.

Two chrysanthemum growers are definitively starting with ‘Next Generation ...

Chrysanthemum growers Arcadia and Van Uffelen are definitively going to use 'Next Generation Growing' at their nurseries in De Lier and Maasland. Technokas was
Full HortiContact Tour programme announced

Full HortiContact Tour programme announced

The HortiContact Tour organisation has released its full tour schedule. On Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 February 2017, the two-day excursion will visit multiple
‘Good plant balance ensures lower plant burden and faster ripening’

‘Good plant balance ensures lower plant burden and faster ripening’

Gardener’s Pride, the tomato nursery belonging to Cock and Marja van Overbeek, is starting to master the principles of Next Generation Growing. The new
Van Uffelen Flowers

Van Uffelen Flowers shows new high-tech chrysanthemum nursery

Van Uffelen Flowers held an open-doors day to show off its newly delivered four-hectare chrysanthemum greenhouse at Herenwerf in Maasland on Saturday 16 April,
At the well-attended EnergiekEvent 2016 in Bleiswijk was the 10th anniversary of Kas als Energiebron also celebrated.

EnergiekEvent 2016 looks back and forward

'We should not depreciate the closed greenhouse', 'Greenhouse growers should rely less on feelings and more on knowledge' and 'In the greenhouse sector of
Marius Mans is one of the first growers in the Dutch ornamental plant cultivation sector to firmly adhere to the guidelines of Next Generation Cultivation.

Pioneering with Next Generation Growing

Marius Mans of Mans Flowers is one of the first growers in the Dutch ornamental plant cultivation sector to firmly adhere to the guidelines