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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.
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...
Coatings are an absolute necessity for greenhouse cultivation in Alberta07-09-2021
Big Marble Farms supplies a significant portion of the Canadian Prairie Provinces with fresh vegetables. A remarkable accomplishment, because greenhouse cultivation in the harsh climate here is a real challenge. Coatings on the greenhouse roof are an absolute requirement for success.
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...
Cherries under covering benefit from coating08-04-2021
Cherries grown under plastic arched covers can become soft and wrinkled during warm weather. Trials at the Proeftuin Randwijk (trial garden) show that ReduHeat and SprayChalk can contribute to the solution.
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.
US tomato grower: “Applying a coating too late can cost you a truss”09-03-2021
MightyVine is a relatively new business in the Chicago area focused on the local market. From the very beginning the company applied shading product to protect the tomatoes from the harsh climate.
Don’t block the light - manage it!02-03-2021
The ReduSystems variety of coatings has grown significantly in recent years. Growers are leveraging the possibilities to develop a customised approach for their crop. A number of growers is switching over to another coating, while others have every reason to stay with their current choice.
‘It is important to keep your crop strong in summer’11-02-2021
Light levels were high in recent summers. Yet tomato growers did not manage to fully convert this light into increased production for this particularly light-loving crop. International crop consultant Frans van Meurs speaks about the importance of having a strong crop.
Mexican tomato grower: ‘With ReduHeat we reflect the heat, but maintain the...10-02-2021
Tomatoes can convert a lot of light into production but are also easily affected by heat. This is the reason why Hortalizas Argaman is using the heat reflecting ReduHeat coating.
Increased need for heat protection on Isle of Wight15-01-2021
Isle of Wight has an ideal tomato growing climate. However, the summers here are also becoming more extreme. APS Produce has successfully used the diffuse heat-reflecting ReduFuse IR coating for its sensitive varieties and organic tomatoes.
Adapting climate and watering to coatings16-06-2020
Coatings soften the greenhouse climate; this provides an opportunity to change how the climate and watering are controlled. Two crop advisors discuss the principles that apply to tomatoes, gerbera and alstroemeria.