WUR innovative horticultural greenhouse increases water efficiency in Lebanon

WUR innovative horticultural greenhouse increases water efficiency in Lebanon

Wageningen University & Research (WUR) embarked on a project in Lebanon last spring to improve water efficiency in horticulture and increase production. The greenhouse
Lebanese greenhouses

Strengthening the Lebanese horticulture sector

We are working with Lebanese researchers to build mono tunnels that will improve vegetable production and simultaneously reduce water consumption. Yields of tomatoes and
Researchers are working on a nutritional regime in which the amount of feed and water given to the plants gradually decreases towards the end of cultivation

Finishing up leftovers – a model for zero-emission growing

Greenhouse horticulture will have to be virtually emission-free in ten years’ time. By 2027, European growers must ensure that their drainage water is completely
with a smart watering strategy it is possible to reduce emissions to such an extent that there is no need to invest in costly cleaning equipment.

A smart watering strategy can reduce emissions to almost zero

The adage that every downside has an upside even applies to the regulations on discharges, which are becoming ever stricter. Full recirculation in sweet
To meet the ever more stringent regulations and customer demands, it is becoming important for growers and breeders to optimise their use of raw materials.

Propagator makes optimal use of raw materials at new site

With the future regulations and the obligation to treat discharged water, making optimal use of raw materials is becoming an increasingly important issue for
Big boost in tomato production with exact substrate measurements

Big boost in tomato production with exact substrate measurements

“Passion for perfection” – that’s Dutch tomato growers Schenkeveld’s slogan, and not without good reason. Production and quality are already at a very high
Phalaenopsis growers De Molenhoek have been able to increase the amount of water they recirculate by switching to a new compound fertiliser.

Targeted fertilisation enables extra recirculation in pot orchids

Greater re-use of drainage water for pot orchids is one step closer with a new compound fertiliser. Phalaenopsis grower De Molenhoek in Bemmel, the
Watering to plant’s need is getting a step closer

Watering to plant’s need is getting a step closer

The variation in mineral emission between different chrysanthemum growers is large. That is partly due to decisions made by growers. Yet to be able
Wageningen University Research Centre is involved in setting up research centres in the field of water conservation in the Middle East.

Wageningen University tests water conservation technology in the Middle East

The greenhouse horticulture division of Wageningen University Research Centre is involved in setting up research centres in the field of water conservation in the