- Farm Manager Abu ADhabi
- Key Account Manager Canada and USA
- Export Sales Manager Europe Division
- Directors - New Zealand
- Nursery Production Manager Victoria Australia
- Technical Sales Consultant, Washington
- Export Sales Manager North America Exports
- Head Grower Hydroponic Greenhouse
- Account Manager – South-East Asia
- Vegetable Seed - EU Sales and Regional Manager
Top 5 -yesterday
- 12 horticultural robots to keep an eye out for
- O’Hanlon Fresh Herbs improves crop production with innovative rolling gutter system
- Autonomous UV-C robotic technology coming to market for powdery mildew control in greenhouses
- "With the right tools, the grower can control more and larger greenhouses simultaneously"
- HS Evolution Pot increases strawberry cultivation in customised substrate
Top 5 -last week
Top 5 -last month
- "Honduras greenhouse park to become the largest producer-exporter in the Central American region"
- Netherlands: Codema Systems Group declared bankrupt
- Canada: Dutch holding company acquires Ontario Plants Propagation
- Autonomous robots can pick up to 25,000 raspberries per day
- 32 acres of high-wire greenhouse available for lease in Tehachapi, CA
WUR researches super-insulation screens
With the high wire cultivation of cucumber, the new screen configuration met with theoretical expectations. Compared to a standard greenhouse with a single energy screen, 44% less energy was required to heat the greenhouse from January to May. Production and product quality were comparable to those of a good trial company.
The climate in the greenhouse did change significantly because of the intense screening. A noteworthy effect was the increase of plant temperature caused by reduced cooling. Also noticeable was the absence of sudden drops in temperature and moisture deficit, which normally occur when a screen is closed in the evening or opened in the morning. This is an important step in reducing problems with mold as a result of the temporary loss of evaporation pressure while root pressure remains.
Although these solutions aren’t yet commercially available, they seem to offer promising tools for future cultivation.
Read the rapport at Energiek 2020.
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