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Special  –  Crop Rotation

"Responsibly clean glass with HGC+"

HGC+ is a new cleaning agent for horticulture glass. "It's a high-grade disinfectant cleaning agent that deals with bacteria, fungi and viruses. It is suitable for various types of glass, including glass with AR coating. It's a newly developed formula, especially for the horticulture industry, which doesn't.....

Crop rotation: chance to reduce emissions further

For Dutch greenhouse horticulture, a mandatory purification of residual water-flows will apply from 1 January 2018. "That's a big step, but not all of the emissions to surface water have been addressed," according to Margreet Schoenmakers of LTO Glaskracht Nederland. "We can make further gains during the.....

Netherlands: Wet stone wool brings extra work

"The days are shortening, but with us they just get longer. Fortunately, we are well on schedule." That says Peter Houtepen of contracting firm De Baronie B.V. The company helps Dutch growers throughout the country with the crop rotation. At this moment they are working in Etten-Leur and in Brielle. Peter:.....

Buying own cleaning machine becomes more attractive:

Be prepared to clean the inner glass by the end of the season

While the end of the season may still seem a bit far away, you'd better be well prepared for it and have a look at your disinfection strategies. Are you going to clean the inside of your greenhouse while empty? And if yes, are you going to do it by hand, hire a contractor or do a bit of DIY and build your.....

Wim Vreugdenhil:

"Make substrate slabs as dry as possible"

Marel Loonwerk in De Lier has many years of experience with the work activities during the crop rotation. "With a full schedule, we start each year with the crop rotation of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and eggplants," says manager Wim Vreugdenhil. This includes doing the mechanical work. This begins with.....

innovative cleaning methods:

Disinfection: Well begun is half done

As most of the growers are currently cleaning their greenhouse in preparation for the new season, they might consider some new alternative disinfection methods developed by a company based in British Columbia.TechMist was founded by Dutch immigrant, Menno Koehoorn in the late 90's. After introducing several.....

US (MI): Sign up for winter greenhouse online courses

Greenhouse businesses are looking to the spring production season of 2018. Sign up now for the winter sessions of three self-paced courses in Michigan State University Extensionís Online College of Knowledge greenhouse series: Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting, Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers.....

Preparing your greenhouse & hydroponic operation for winter

The late Fall and Winter growing season is upon us and if you havenít already, itís time to take some steps to keep your greenhouse running at peak capacity. Undoubtedly, one of the most challenging times for growers in the North is the period of progressively shortening days, lower light levels and falling.....

"Every percent more light in winter is pure profit"

Light is the limiting factor in production in winter. Every step taken to improve light ingress is therefore welcome.If all climate factors except one are right, that one factor will determine the production result. Thatís the limiting factor. In north-western Europe, the limiting factor in winter is almost.....

"Save time and energy with water-based pipe paint"

The paint on heating pipes in greenhouses is constantly exposed to humidity, residues and mechanical loads. As a result of this wear and tear, the pipes become less reflective and heat transfer suffers. The best time to maintain your pipes is in the period between crops. An advantage of a water-based pipe.....

Special: Crop Rotation

A clean slate is a perfect start for a new crop. But how do you realize the cleanest greenhouse? What kind of schemes will you apply? And what kind of things should you bear in mind when taking the crop out and preparing for a new crop? Reasons enough to take a closer look at crop rotations......