Sugar transport through membrane

Ingenious transport system brings sugars from ‘source’ to ‘sin...

Photosynthesis takes place in the leaves but the products that are made – sugars – have to be transferred to other parts of the
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
The Greenhouse Horticulture and Bulbs, Trees and Fruit business units are launching an Evergreen project to carry out research into bulb production

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria in bulb production

The Greenhouse Horticulture and Bulbs, Trees and Fruit business units are launching an Evergreen project to carry out research into bulb production using fewer
We still know too little about flowering which is sometimes difficult when working with new crops. A lot of research has been carried out

Too little insight about factors that effect flowering

We know much more about photosynthesis than about the flowering of the plant. This sometimes leads to surprises, especially with new crops. The grower
The instrumental model developed by Wageningen University & Research enables flavour to be measured quantitatively, with a good explained variance

Strawberry flavour model ready for use

A good flavour is an opportunity to create added value in strawberries. Flavour is a complex property that involves several factors. The instrumental model
WUR research demonstrates natural genetic variation photosynthesis

WUR research demonstrates natural genetic variation photosynthesis

Researchers at Wageningen University & Research recently discovered a natural genetic variation for photosynthesis in plants, and have traced this all the way down
Research shows that movement and touch (also as plants rub against each other) slow down growth. That can be frustrating but you can also use it to your advantage.

Movement and touch make plants shorter

Plants in the greenhouse are increasingly on the move. More attention is being paid to air circulation and mobile cultivation is on the rise.
Because it plays a role in so many processes, potassium is sometimes referred to as the quality element.

Potassium, the major organiser in numerous plant processes

No potassium no plant: A huge number of processes are dependent on this element. Luckily, hardly any problems occur because the plant is good
Controlling calcium is a complicated business

Controlling calcium is a complicated business

Calcium is a delicate mineral in the plant. A deficiency can cause problems such as blossom end rot in sweet peppers and tomato, burnt
Smart CO2 dosing by listening to the plant

Smart CO2 dosing by listening to the plant

The gas carbon dioxide (CO2) is a raw material for photosynthesis. From this, together with water, the plant makes sugars and other compounds. Therefore
Understanding photosynthesis important for CO2 dosing and lighting

Understanding photosynthesis important for CO2 dosing and lighting

It used to be rare to come across plants that bind CO2 mainly at night: CAM plants. But it’s no longer an exception in
Sweet bell peppers in Dutch greenhouse

‘De-leafing curbs energy loss’

Evaporation - and therefore energy loss - can be limited by removing excess foliage. This principle is, however, applied to only a few crop