ReduSystems shares knowledge, gives advice, and creates innovative technology. We regularly publish articles to share information about our products, scientific research, and practical experiences from growers. The most recent articles can be found at the top of this page. You can also use the filters to search for articles in your area of interest. If you would like to receive new articles as soon as they are published, you can subscribe to our newsletter here.
Controlling growth with light: more in winter, diffuse in summer10-09-2019
For a grower, every ray of sunlight entering the greenhouse in winter is a bonus. Light is also welcome in summer, provided it is properly distributed throughout the crop. This can be achieved by combining coatings. Two vegetable growers are leaders in this field in the Netherlands.
Use the right cleaning agent to remove a coating19-08-2019
Our coatings are developed to prevent them from quickly wearing off. When they are no longer useful at the end of the season, ReduClean is the only way to remove them effectively. Because we have coatings with different properties, we have also developed different types of ReduClean.
Green light deserves more attention03-06-2019
All the sunlight's colours have an effect on a crop. The role of the light's green colour has long been underestimated; however, in recent years, the important effect of the colour green has become increasingly clear.
Light gain in greenhouse after applying AntiCondens leads to more production03-06-2019
For crops that are switched in the summer, this is the ideal time to apply AntiCondens to the inside of the greenhouse cover. It is a good preparation for the coming humid season, when condensation droplets block valuable light. Tomato grower Paul van Paassen has been using AntiCondens for three years,...
Spray chalk provides extra protection during periods of heat02-06-2019
The climate is changing, and the summers are becoming hotter. This may require extra protection for a month to a month and a half. The popularity of spray chalk and summer mix is clearly increasing.
Producing more with less water02-06-2019
Quality water for the agricultural and horticultural sectors is becoming a pressing problem throughout the world. At the same time, food production must go up. That calls on market gardeners to use the available water efficiently. Coatings can make a contribution here as well.
Coating systematically optimizes production04-03-2019
Amaryllis is a crop that is grown to a precise schedule. And a systematic approach to coating – agreeing at an early stage when the contractor can start – fits in well with that and avoids unpleasant surprises.
Hot summer of 2018 sparks more interest in diffuse coatings04-03-2019
The hot summer of 2018 was a learning curve for many growers. In extreme conditions such as those, the crop needs much more protection. With this in mind, many growers are taking a closer look at ReduFuse and ReduFuse IR.
The amount of light plants can cope with08-01-2019
Is it possible for a plant to be exposed to too much light? Caution is the operative word for potted plants. However, various cut flowers and vegetable crops are able to cope with much more light than currently thought. Provided that the light is properly distributed.
How to coordinate screens and coatings in a greenhouse?08-01-2019
When there is a coating, there is less of a need to close the moveable screen beneath it. The best results are achieved when the coating, screen, and shading strategy are properly aligned.
Perfect roses without blackening under ReduFlex Blue10-12-2018
The Cananvalle rose farm in Ecuador uses ReduFlex Blue against blackening of the petals. This saves a lot of labour. Furthermore, they harvest longer stems and the greenhouse climate is more pleasant to work in.
More and more rose growers enthusiastic about ReduFlex Blue02-11-2018
An increasing number of rose growers are reaping the benefits of ReduFlex Blue. Filtering out blue light improves stem length.
Controlling conditions according to plant temperature opens up more possibilities02-11-2018
The temperature of the crop sometimes differs widely from the greenhouse air temperature. For this reason, it is a good idea to continuously measure the crop temperature.
ReduFuse IR helps tomatoes get through hot summers08-08-2018
After a few years of experience with ReduFuse, tomato grower Prima Fruit switched to ReduFuse IR. This coating combines optimal light distribution with heat shielding in Slovakia’s harsh land climate.
When should I remove the coating?09-07-2018
Light levels fall a little further every day in August. The decision as to when to remove a coating is partly rational and partly depends on the weather and your green fingers.