Special Crop Rotation

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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