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Entire PAR-light range has function for crop20-07-2015
The plant uses barely fifty per cent of the sun’s radiation energy for photosynthesis. This part of sunlight is called PAR-light. Within this range all the wavelengths have a function, contrary to what was once thought.
Combining ReduSystems products13-05-2015
Since the launch of ReduHeat in 2005 users often ask us if it is possible to combine different ReduSystems coatings with one another. Just to make it clear, when we talk about combining we mean ‘layering’ one coating over another, not mixing the products because that can definitely cause problems. We...
ReduFuse produces more growth in generative crops06-05-2015
Diffuse light can contribute towards a better fruit quality and higher production. It’s mostly these results that are mentioned when research has been carried out on diffuse light through glass, a coating or a screen. What the research also shows, but where less attention has been paid up to now, is...
Diffuse coating fits well with Next Generation Growing20-03-2015
"Next Generation Growing starts with optimum cultivation," says crop consultant Peter Geelen of Plantmonitoring.nl. That means optimum utilisation of light. A diffuse coating is an excellent means for achieving that.
ReduFuse IR or ReduHeat?01-02-2015
Lumiforte is continuously developing horticultural coatings. We want to offer the ideal coating for your greenhouse and crop in as many situations as possible. At the beginning of 2014 we introduced a new diffuse coating that keeps out heat: ReduFuse IR.
Sun protection in plastic greenhouses with ReduSystems21-01-2015
Worldwide there is about 1.200.000 ha of professional plastic greenhouse and tunnel. Most crops in these greenhouses need protection against heat and/or light during summer. An easy and efficient way to protect the crop is to use a temporary coating applied on the outside surface of the greenhouse. The...
Which ReduSystems product is best for my situation?21-01-2015
ReduSystems coatings on your greenhouse roof offer a range of options for creating the required indoor climate. Whether it's a matter of diffusing light or filtering out certain colours of the light spectrum, in 2015 there are ample possibilities. However, with all options available it is actually becoming...
Controllability is a watchword20-01-2015
Controllability is a watchword for Alan Bretherton, senior grower at Ornamental Plants, one of the UK’s largest bedding plant nurseries, at Tarleton, Lancashire.
ReduFuse makes it possible to produce summer strawberries in the greenhouse20-01-2015
Kwekerij Loos, is a front-runner when it comes to the sustainable year-round production of strawberries. The nursery has three hectares of greenhouses that are heated with waste heat. Last year, for the first time, it achieved a summer crop under glass. This was made possible by having the diffuse coating,...
ReduSol with pigment protects young Azaleas20-01-2015
Young Azaleas don’t like a lot of light. Therefore Mardenkro devised a shading system that mixes ReduSol with a black pigment to bring the young plants through the cuttings phase. “They get off to a good start. And because ReduSol is easy to remove from the roof they receive sufficient light in the winter,”...
Lilies protected under ReduSol20-01-2015
Growing lilies without a shading agent is just about impossible. J&R Groenewegen of ’s Gravenzande, the Netherlands, have been using ReduSol for as long as it’s been on the market. “We are really pleased with it; we’ve not tried any other manner of shading since.”
Phalaenopsis and ReduFuse20-01-2015
Orchid grower Opti-flor was able to use less artificial light at its Grandi-flora branch after ReduFuse was applied. The screen was also closed less often.
Stronger roses in the summer20-01-2015
Dutch rose nursery, Marjoland of Waddinxveen, saw its summer production rise under ReduFuse. Under ReduFuse IR the stems were also stronger. Fine-tuning the coatings continues.
Growing under a new coating is a learning process20-01-2015
Leo and Maikel van den Berg have been growing sweet peppers at two locations in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, since 2012. This was the year they took over a greenhouse from a colleague. During the first season they found it difficult to maintain sufficient growth at this new location. To try and achieve...
Vigorous production needs ReduFuse18-01-2015
Dutch tomato grower T.W. van Noord makes every effort to have an energy efficient and vigorous crop. The nursery has been working with a new growing strategy for two years and is saving at least 10 per cent on natural gas. “For this strategy to work ReduFuse is essential in the summer,” say Theo van...