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Havecon shares their new greenhouse building projects

‘Focus to finish and new opportunities’

In this article, Dutch greenhouse builder Havecon gives updates on their new international projects. Bart van Isacker - Staden, Belgium Another completed project, this time in Belgium at Bart van Isacker. In Staden, the company has not been idle in recent months. With 1.8 Ha new greenhouse for growing strawberries, Bart van…

Win a free Plant Empowerment book at GreenTech Live & Online

The Plant Empowerment Implementation Partners will be present at this year’s GreenTech Live & Online, which is taking place from 28 to 30 September. This key exhibition for horticultural technology will enable professionals to re-connect with other members of the worldwide horticultural community, both…

Hybrid lighting strategies: advantages, disadvantages and getting started

Research on the ideal lighting for greenhouse cultivation reveals a fundamental truth: LED systems are far more efficient and effective than their HPS counterparts. However, not all cultivators can afford to discard their functional HPS lighting system for an immediate and full LED retrofit. For many,…

Great news for horticultural sector and GreenTech

Full steam ahead for GreenTech Live & Online on 28 - 30 September. An important decision by the government brings the entire Dutch event industry back in motion. From 25…

New greenhouse drive system can be installed using a smartphone

With SmartDrive, Ridder is introducing a new generation of smart drive systems to provide greater ease of use and even more accurate control of the climate inside the greenhouse. ‘SmartDrive is revolutionary for greenhouse builders, installers, and growers alike.’  The process of installing ventilation and screen…

2nd quarter 2021 compared with that of 2020

Dutch growers use more lighting due to bad weather, CO2 emissions rise

Dutch agriculture and horticulture emitted 1.8 megatons of CO2 in the second quarter of 2021. According to figures from the CBS, that is more than in 2020 and 2019. The statistics office itself gives an explanation: colder and less sunny weather made extra lighting in greenhouses necessary. Greenhouse…

Boosting the development of disinfection solutions for flower and vegetable seeds

PETKUS-Selecta, a company for total solutions in fine seeds, and VitalFluid, active in plasma applications, have joint forces last summer with signing a key-partner agreement. This cooperation will boost the development of biological disinfection solutions for flower and vegetable seeds. Both PETKUS Selecta…

Valoya appoints Mr. Tuukka Parviainen as new CEO

"We provide LED-solutions to help customers consume fewer resources"

Valoya, the research-driven manufacturer of horticultural LED lighting solutions announces the appointment of Mr. Tuukka Parviainen as its new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Parviainen will take on the CEO role starting from October 1st, 2021. “Tuukka is an experienced leader with a strong track record of…

To be presented at Greentech:

Market introduction for tomato leaf-cutting robot Kompano

Remember Kompano, the autonomous, fully automated leaf-cutting robot for tomato crops introduced by Priva a couple of years ago? Well, it's ready for it's market introduction. Priva will introduce Kompano on September the 28th during the Greentech. "The Kompano is the first robot on the market that can…

"We aim to bring growers the best for hydroponic propagation"

At this year’s GreenTech Amsterdam on 28-30 September, Ellepot will be bringing their technologies for the hydroponic segment. "It is our highest priority to get out there and talk to the growers who are looking to increase the sustainability of their businesses. We aim to bring growers the best of…

Dutch government drops self-quarantine rules just in time for GreenTech

As of 22 September, vaccinated travelers from so-called high-risk countries such as the US and the UK will no longer have to self-quarantine when visiting the Netherlands and as of 25 September, it will no longer be mandatory to keep a 1.5-meter distance. The Dutch government announced these rules…

Highlights GreenTech: Food safety, sustainability, hydroponics

GreenTech Live & Online is in full preparation and ready to receive the horticulture industry at the RAI Amsterdam, from 28-30 September. More knowledge sessions are announced…

How to create sufficient evaporation

"Always keep your plants active"

To grow strong resilient crops we need to empower the plants to bring the needed elements to support this building process. We can do this easily by making sure that there is a sufficient rate of evaporation. During the daytime, the energy from the sun will guarantee there is sufficient evaporation. But during nighttime and/or…

Harnessing DLI: How an LED retrofit improves DLI strategy

The point of growing crops in a controlled environment is to establish predictability and stability. It can be difficult to achieve full control over every facet of a greenhouse, but growers can solve the critical issue of natural light fluctuations with LEDs. Daily Light Integral (DLI) measures the…

Russia: LED lighting improves the quality and appearance of lettuce at Teplichnyy

The Russian greenhouse growers op Teplichnyy equipped their greenhouses for growing lettuce with Philips GreenPower LED toplighting. As a result, the quality and appearance of the crop significantly improved: making leaves crisper, more compact, and with a better taste, while reducing electricity…

Ridder introduces CoRanger

Indoor positioning system pinpoints positions of plants, people and objects in the greenhouse

A newly introduced indoor positioning solution makes processes in the greenhouse transparent and allows them to take place more efficiently and accurately. CoRanger, introduced by Ridder, is a patented system that can pinpoint the positions of plants, people, and objects in the greenhouse to within 10cm.…

Dutch greenhouse builder constructs insect greenhouse for university

The (PKb-I and PKM-II) research greenhouse, where research will be carried out into insects on plants, consists of a Venlo greenhouse with a total surface area of 792 m2 and 22 cultivation sections (compartments). The insect greenhouse has been designed by Unifarm in collaboration with DLV. At the end of…

30 September - 1 October

Sneak peek program GreenTech live & online

It is time to reconnect. The world of horticulture will gather at the RAI Amsterdam, 28-30 September. The common thread of the program will be ‘Happy Food Healthy Flowers’ with more than 50 knowledge sessions at two stages, the Xpert Theatre and the Vision Stage including the AIPH Congress (30 September)…

Video: Roelands Plant Farms new logistics system in operation

This summer, Bosman Van Zaal and Crea-Tech put an advanced propagation system into operation at Roelands Plant Farms in Canada, a supplier of starting material for peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers. Roelands Plant Farms is one of the few growers of starting material for vegetables who use high-tech growing…

Recovering nitrate from the effluent stream

Van der Ende Groep has been nominated for the GreenTech Concept Award 2021 with the new Nitrate Recovery system. The products that are eligible for this Award are seen as products with progressive technology, in line with the trends in the market, and with the most potential to have a successful market…

September: Special GreenTech Live & Online

You might have seen it popping up over the last couple of weeks, but we want to introduce it to you properly as well. With the GreenTech coming up this month, we will give…

organisation reveals plans, suppliers respond,

Go for GreenTech and Innovation Awards 2021

Is it really going to happen again? Can an exhibition be organized in the Netherlands? Can people be received in the RAI in Amsterdam again? Yes, says the organization of GreenTech. With the announcement of the nominations for the GreenTech Innovation Award, they are showing that they are ready for…


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