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In search of the perfect coating17-11-2015
Pepper grower Johann Thell, of Tadten (Burgenland), has through previous use of ReduHeat and ReduFuse decided on ReduFuse IR. This appears to be the optimum coating for achieving higher quality and production.
Attention to clean glass rewarded with gain in light28-10-2015
In vegetable production the old rule of thumb still applies: 1% more light = 1% more yield. For this reason, dirty glass is not desirable.
Light distribution in the greenhouse28-10-2015
It is difficult in the greenhouse to measure light well. Certainly on clear days, shadows thrown by parts of the building cause a large difference in the light that falls upon the crop.
Use temperature and light to steer respiration28-10-2015
The plant performs three types of respiration. Of these, maintenance respiration offers growers the most opportunities to steer the crop, of which the most valuable way is ‘Grow based on light’.
Save energy by painting the pipes14-10-2015
Much is done in the modern greenhouse to save energy during the winter months. A saving that is simple to make, and one that is often forgotten, is painting the heating pipes.
Light at centre of crop advice13-10-2015
Willem Valstar gives advice to tomato growers both at home and abroad. At the centre is the amount of light available – natural and artificial. A growth model indicates the best approach to take under the local conditions and with the technology available.
Three seasons with ReduFlex Blue13-10-2015
Van den Ende Rozen has used ReduFlex Blue for three seasons. It worked very well for the first two years: the roses were considerably longer. In 2014 an unusual temperature dip in August disturbed the pattern.
Haze factor mainly dependent on thickness of coating12-09-2015
Diffuse glass has a fixed haze factor. If you choose a diffuse coating it is possible to change the amount of light scatter, and hence haze, each year.
Cymbidiums and ReduFuse IR09-09-2015
ReduFuse IR has allowed cymbidium grower Eric van Paasen to close the screen later in the day. He expects a positive effect on the number of stems and stem length.
Solution in sight for light loss due to condensation on glass27-08-2015
The crop continually transpires. This leads to condensation on the glass roof. On one hand this is positive as it dehumidifies the greenhouse but on the other hand the condensation inhibits light entering. But a solution is in sight for the latter.
Ex-grower conveys high-tech production to Australian colleagues26-08-2015
Ex-tomato grower Toon Oomen teaches colleagues in Australia and New Zealand how to ‘read’ a crop. The extreme Australian conditions call for the use of ReduFuse.
Innovation and quality control in internal laboratory25-08-2015
Mardenkro leads the way when it comes to innovation. But Mardenkro isn’t innovating all by itself. In order to continuously innovate and ensure constant product quality, the Mardenkro laboratory works with leading worldwide research centres, universities and growers.
In search of the optimum light level for potted plants30-07-2015
Diffuse light benefits almost all potted plants that have been tested in trials. Often the grower can allow in a greater amount of light, which will make the plants grow faster.
Improve plant shape with light strategy23-07-2015
The quality of flowers and plants is, among things, determined by their shape and compactness. Many ornamental crops in greenhouses exhibit too much stretch. Therefore, to achieve the desired, uniform shape, growth inhibitors are used.
Cleaning requires "heads up"23-07-2015
ReduSystems is a group of coatings that can be removed with a single special cleaning solution: ReduClean. This cleaning agent makes it possible to remove all ReduSystems coatings from all types of greenhouse roofs. Mardenkro and Marel Loonwerk explain the best way to approach it.