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Royal Brinkman and Weterings extend collaboration

Re-entering of volume order for Bio Chopper series

Royal Brinkman and Weterings will continue their international cooperation in 2020. The cooperation mainly revolves around machines that are used during the busy crop rotation period: the Bio Chopper and Bio Hopper. From left to right: Stevie de le Cluse, Rob van den Berg, Igno Weterings and Bas Brinkman…

Netherlands: Tomato cultivation benefits from shorter cultivations

The Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is certainly not the first virus tomato growers have had to deal with. The growers already had to face the Tobamovirus and the…

A European citizens’ initiative on plant breeding innovation

Grow Scientific Progress is a citizens’ initiative looking for the EU to focus on sustainability, safety and responsible innovation when it comes to new plant breeding techniques. They are composed of a group of young Master’s students from eight EU member states who met during their studies at…

Make no mistake, labour is not only for harvesting

Smart minds worldwide are working on robots to speed up harvesting. Tomato picking robots, bell pepper picking robots, strawberry picking robots ... Yet the process prior to the actual harvest requires especially a lot of work, as Dirk Aleven of FoodVentures once again shows fittingly in the LinkedIn…

Video: How to deal with ToBRFV?

Hazera presents a training video and sanitation guide for dealing with the new Tomato Brown Rugose Fruit Virus (ToBRFV). "The purpose of this video is to assist growers to gain a better understanding of the ToBRFV virus, and to share some practical advice and active measures for eradicating the growth of this virus through the use…

Rotating crops automatically

Project Moscowsky (6) in Russia is in production. Lettuce, tulips and pot plants will be grown in the brand-new greenhouse of 16.538 m2. The greenhouse is equipped with a fully automated (container) transport system made by Bosman Van Zaal to allow the crops to rotate internally within the company. Curious about the…

“The plants seem to grow so much quicker on the coir”

Hop growers have been switching twine, it is now the turn of the greenhouse growers to replace the PP twine for a sustainable, biodegradable alternative, like coir fibre. Patrick N. Paternott of Magic Soil Australia firmly believes that compostable twine will replace PP twine in the long term. “No…

If only plants would go in as fast as they go out

If only planting the young tomato, cucumber and pepper plants was just as quick as removing them from the greenhouse. Unfortunately for the grower, this is not the case. Nevertheless, it is nice that the clearing of the greenhouse during the crop rotation can be done very quickly with the help of crop…

Kees Luykx opts for more focus on irrigation water in ToBRFV control:

"Every grower knows that irrigation water is a very large source of contamination"

Based on all the measures that are taken to prevent the spread of the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV), you would expect that the virus wouldn’t be able to spread any further. The opposite seems to be the case, now the virus has spread more in the Netherlands than expected and hoped. "Apparently,…

US (MO): University of Missouri plant growth facility celebrates opening

Leaders from the University of Missouri, the University of Missouri System and the city of Columbia celebrated the opening of the new East Campus Plant Growth Facility with a ribbon-cutting. The state-of-the-art facility houses research greenhouses and cutting-edge, controlled-environment plant growth…

Van der Waay introduces AquaJet

"A ladder alone is no longer sufficient"

Marcel Koolmees and Joost van der Waay In a relatively short period of time, Van der Waay from Hazerswoude, the Netherlands, progressed from contractor to market leader in the building of greenhouse roof cleaners and chalk machines. In the last 10 years, attention for the greenhouse roof has increased. And there are many reasons for this. Because the greenhouses have be…

UK: Cleaning agent helps optimise nematode performance

A new highly formulated cleaning agent for spray tanks. ‘SpOtless Nursery’ is ICL’s latest innovation for the UK and Eire aimed at optimising the performance of beneficial nematodes, such as Vine Weevil Seeka. “Especially effective at cleaning sticky formulations, SpOtless is ideal for cleaning out spray…

"Study shows our sanitation process is effective against ToBRFV"

The latest food safety testing conducted on IFCO Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) has confirmed damaging pathogens – viruses and bacteria -- are removed or deactivated by…

"Now is the time to test your water"

Irrigation in greenhouses can be a major challenge for some managers because water supply and water quality can considerably affect the success of the crop. However, regular water analysis is not always a common practice in many greenhouses. Considering that water may be coming from many sources…

Hygiene can be dirty sometimes

More and more people are carrying around a disinfection spray, even though things are much more hygienic now than they were 30 or 40 years ago. However, people do live closer together nowadays and…

Greenhouse sanitation: Preparing for a successful season

As the old saying goes, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”. The cost of greenhouse sanitation is minimal in comparison to the costs associated with fixing problems, such as weeding and chemical pest control. The key to greenhouse sanitation is to have all employees trained to “think clean”…

Speed up crop rotation by cleaning water system during cultivation

Cleaning the water system during the cultivation is receiving more attention in recent years. And rightfully so, says Harm Vogels from Intracare in Veghel, the Netherlands. “If you keep the water system clean during cultivation with the right products, you will be ready much quicker during the crop…

Cleaning glass with AR coating 100% organically

AG-clean+ from Agrona is a cleaning product for cleaning glass with and without AR coating. The cleaning product is organic, composed of natural plant extracts. It is suitable…

Protect your greenhouse from heavy winter snowfalls

While snow can pile up on any rooftop, greenhouse owners have to worry about roof damage long before the average home or business owner. A sudden, heavy snow could also lead to a greenhouse collapse. Hortica has some tips to help you protect your buildings all winter long. Reduce the riskEach snowfall is…

Steenks Service:

"Make it easy for yourself during crop rotation"

The crop rotation will soon take place again in the northern hemisphere. It’s always a challenging period for growers. In a period of a few weeks a lot has to happen, including a thorough cleaning of the greenhouse. These jobs are often very labor-intensive, so Steenks Service offers a number of options…

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. Contractors, suppliers and other…


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