ReduSystems®

ReduFlex Blue is a photo-selective coating which has a beneficial effect on the cultivation and production of cut roses because it transmits relatively less blue light than red light. It also reflects high levels of infrared radiation (heat).

Properties

  • Prevents high plant and bud temperatures by reflecting a larger amount of high-energy blue light
  • Lowers greenhouse temperatures through high reflection of infrared radiation
  • Pushes up production due to relatively higher levels of red light
  • Highly wear-resistant
  • Suitable for glass, acrylate, polycarbonate and plastic film
  • Easy to remove with ReduClean

Application

ReduFlex Blue improves photosynthesis by allowing crops to reap optimal benefits from relatively high amounts of red light. At the same time it lowers the greenhouse and plant temperatures by more reflection of high-energy blue light and infrared radiation. ReduFlex Blue was tested extensively on roses in 2012 and 2013. The results are available from Mardenkro. In 2014, ReduFlex Blue will be commercial available for rose crops and will be tested on a larger number of different crops. Contact Mardenkro for more information or if you would like to participate in a trial.

How to apply

For the best results, ReduFlex Blue should be diluted with a certain amount of clean water (depending on the application method) and sprayed evenly on a dry and clean greenhouse roof. The best layer is obtained when sprayed by machine. The table below shows the number of buckets required and the effect on the greenhouse climate.

Buckets per ha / acre Heat reflection Wear resistance
22 / 9 +++++
+++++
Grow-light reflection (PAR)
Blue
Green
Red
+++++
+++++
+++++
+++++
Buckets per ha / acre Heat reflection Wear resistance
18 / 7 +++++
+++++
Grow-light reflection (PAR)
Blue
Green
Red
+++++
+++++
+++++
+++++

How to remove

ReduFlex Blue is easy to remove with ReduClean. Spray at least 250 litres of ReduClean per hectare, diluted with 5-7 parts of clean water, evenly on the desired roof area. (26 US gallon/acre) Only apply when the roof surface is dry but rainfall is expected in the next few days. The rain will wash of the ReduFlex Blue layer.


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