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Crop growing consultant Willem van Dijk ‘Temporary coatings help growers in...24-07-2023
Growers throughout the world are experiencing the adverse consequences of climate change, including in covered crops. Extreme weather conditions, which sometimes last for long periods of time, require additional protective measures. The broad selection of Lumiforte's temporary coatings makes custom applications...
Extra protection during the coming warm period07-06-2023
Across certain regions of Europe, following a rainy spring, we are currently experiencing a shift in weather patterns. It has turned to sunny and warm at the end of May, which has led to an abundance of sunshine and rising temperatures. As a result, we understand that plants experience stress and, in...
Maximizing plant growth by limiting infrared radiation into the greenhouse01-06-2023
The plant consists for the most part of water so it is quickly warmed up by infrared radiation. Water absorbs infrared very well. Reflecting infrared radiation before it enters the greenhouse therefore has a large impact on plant temperature.
Manually coating in the UK: every greenhouse requires custom work06-04-2023
Even the British royal family is among his customers. Mike Spapé specializes in cleaning and coating non-standard greenhouses.
Return on investment best guideline for choosing coatings10-03-2023
Some growers in Canada and the US are switching from ReduSol to other coatings. They aim to benefit from light, while reflecting excessive heat.
Every crop gets its own made-to-measure coating18-07-2022
In southeast Austria it is impossible to grow greenhouse vegetables without coatings. Frutura has elevated crop protection into an art. Through means of continuous improvement, Frutura’s operating managers have developed an optimal approach for every variety. This means that Austrian consumers can purchase...
Coating as a base, screens as “emergency brake”15-06-2022
A coating on the greenhouse deck is a kind of insurance. You keep excess light and heat outside the greenhouse. And if the radiation is still too high, you can close the movable screen. This is a combination strategy that more and more growers are adopting.
ReduSol combined with three screens produces high quality orchids25-02-2022
Neil and Mike van Steekelenburg established their orchid nursery CosMic Plants in Beamsville, Ontario in 2004. They took along their Dutch cultivation expertise and knowledge but had to find a solution to the challenging climate. The ReduSol coating plays a key role in this respect.
Orchids on Central Coast flourish year-round under protective coating25-01-2022
The climate on California’s Central Coast is perfect for growing orchids, provided you are able to protect them against the fierce radiation all year round. Cal Coast Orchids sells top-quality Phalaenopsis throughout the entire state and beyond.
SprayChalk and Cool-FX provide extra protection during hot spells22-06-2021
There are a few weeks every year when crops could use some extra protection. On top of an existing coating or as a temporary chalk layer. SprayChalk offers an easy and effective solution in such situations. Interest in SprayChalk has noticeably increased in recent years. The reason for this is that...
Slowing down ripening during periods of heat benefits the strawberry’s fruit...29-04-2021
It is well known that when it is hot, strawberries produce smaller fruits. Cevefresa tested a heat-reflecting and a sun-and-heat-reflecting coating. ReduSol produced the best result for their operation.
Houseplants flourish under ReduSol and ReduFuse IR28-04-2021
On hot days the temperature in the Bridge Farm Group’s greenhouses can rise to as much as 40°C without any intervention. There isn’t a plant able to withstand such temperatures without a negative effect on growth. ReduSol lowers the temperature sufficiently to prevent problems. ReduFuse IR...
ReduSol, shade-screens and roof sprinklers together provide the right climate for...22-04-2021
Growing lettuce in summer is a challenge. Excessive heat often results in tip burn or root problems. Wim van Dijck combines different measures to achieve positive results.
Protection against the sun an absolute necessity in Black Sea region11-03-2021
The summers in the Russian Black Sea region are extremely hot. Vegetable grower Vegetables of Krasnodar Krai tested two ReduSol-based strategies to protect its plants, each strategy with its own particular benefits.
Growers can extend the life of greenhouse film11-03-2021
UV radiation, crop protection agents and metals all adversely affect greenhouse plastics. As a grower you can implement a number of measures to mitigate these effects. The use of coatings also extends the life of plastics.