No more CO2 for strawberry growers: "Smaller, less juicy fruit"

"Lately, we've been forced to cultivate fruit and vegetables with no water or electricity, and now also with no fertilizer." So says Belgian strawberry grower Gert Reijnders, who sees a bleak future after getting the news late last week that he would no longer be receiving CO2. VRT interviewed Gert, and TVL ran an article about this.

The grower noted that, almost daily, another fertilizer is no longer available. Like growers, fertilizer factories are struggling with the energy and raw materials crisis. CO2 comes from that industry. For growers, CO2 is essential to cultivating good products.

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