Austrian grower: ‘Flavour is our most important asset and we treasure that’

Austrian grower: ‘Flavour is our most important asset and we treasure that’

Quality, quality and more quality. That is key at Frutura Thermal-Gemüsewelt, an Austrian company that produces its vegetables exclusively for the Spar supermarkets. Although
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
The ISO++ double screen system from Bom Group is unique in the horticultural industry. It is an innovative double screen system which lets more light through and saves more energy.

Innovative double screen system

The ISO++ double screen system from Bom Group is unique in the horticultural industry. It is an innovative double screen system which lets more
Paul and Marcel van den Broek: “The more even climate plus the longer screening can result in 10 per cent energy savings per kilo of product.”

“I get goose bumps from such evenly coloured tomatoes”

The air above an energy screen is much drier than that below it. Currently around 20 companies in The Netherlands are making use of
A thermal camera took an image of the tomato crop every ten minutes over a six-week period.

Intensive screening promotes transpiration from the top

Reducing energy consumption in greenhouses is associated with higher humidity levels. Many growers are concerned that this could make the crop less active, impacting
he radiation monitor displays the realistic effects of greenhouse roofs, screens, lighting and other user settings on temperature distribution in the crop

Radiation monitor improves understanding of plant processes

A new online app quantifies the effect of radiated heat loss on crop temperature and energy loss from the greenhouse in a simple, user-friendly
Researchers have been working with screen manufacturers to develop an objective method of determining the energy saving performance of screen fabrics.

Energy-saving screens can now be compared objectively

Screen suppliers each have their own methods of determining the energy-saving performance of their screens, making it very hard for the grower to compare
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
A new diffuse climate screen gives 32% more light to parts of the crop shaded by the greenhouse structure compared with the classic variant.

Lots of benefits for the plant and more pleasant working environment

The new diffuse screen from Svensson provides even better light distribution than the previous version. But growers are also still very keen on the
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
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 ‘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.
Diffuse screen results in more generative gerbera crop

Diffuse screen results in more generative gerbera crop

Gerbera grower Batist, of Maasdijk, the Netherlands, fitted a new, moveable climate screen with improved light diffusing properties into one of its greenhouses this
Proper installation minimises wear and tear on pull wires

Proper installation minimises wear and tear on pull wires

The life span of mechanical drive systems for screens mostly depends on the frequency of use, the amount of load, the technical implementation, the

Hoogendoorn and Svensson win GreenTech Community Award

On Thursday 16 June Svensson and Hoogendoorn accepted the GreenTech Community Award 2016 for their mutual innovation 'Connected Screening'. The software module casted most
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
Developer, supplier and installer of screening systems for the horticultural industry Huisman Scherming recently opened a webshop for screening products.

Huisman Scherming opens webshop for screening products

Developer, supplier and installer of screening systems for the horticultural industry Huisman Scherming recently opened a webshop for screening products. The webshop offers a
With the introduction of the new Harmony climate screens, Svensson proclaims to have taken diffused light to the next level.

Svensson launches new climate screen

With the introduction of the new Harmony climate screens, Svensson proclaims to have taken diffused light to the next level. Recently conducted field tests
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