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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.
Coatings and high-pressure misting keep crops growing18-05-2020
More and more growers are using high-pressure misting systems. In combination with coatings, this is an excellent way of keeping crops active and productive in hot summers.
Delaying crop growth in anticipation of better times02-04-2020
The market for ornamental products has declined drastically due to the coronavirus. Many growers have questions about slowing down their crop growth in order to lower or postpone production.
Three layers of ReduSol absorb extreme summer heat30-03-2020
Normally, he would apply two layers of ReduSol. But in response to the recent hot summers, Jean-Yves Scardigli decided on a new system: three layers applied in May, June and July. That works well in the hot climate of southern France.
An insurance policy for your crop12-03-2020
Just as you insure your home against disasters, you can also insure your crop. A coating on the greenhouse cover is an insurance which helps you cover risks. It guarantees that your crop is protected from extreme weather conditions and is not negatively affected by sudden changes in the weather.
Eliminate stress from your crops this summer11-02-2020
Plants really like being in a uniform environment. Any stress reduces production or results in a loss of quality. Coatings help you achieve a steady crop growing environment.