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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...
Search for the right coating settles on ReduFuse IR16-05-2022
Bright coloured disbud chrysanthemums are sometimes sensitive to flower burn. Kamuro Flowers tried out various coatings to protect the flowers against excessive radiation.
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.
Gerberas flourish under ReduFuse IR in Hungarian summer24-06-2021
The question is how best to keep gerberas productive in summer in the hot continental climate of Central Europe. As a consultant to growers, Alfred Forray has had good experience with ReduFuse IR.
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...
Recent series of hot summers is motivating growers to use coatings for traditional...01-06-2021
Young cucumber plants require protection against the sun’s bright radiation. This is why Kwekerij IJsselgrow has outfitted its greenhouse roof washer with spray booms so they can apply and remove coatings whenever this is desirable.
Looking for the proper protection for roses in the summer29-04-2021
The hot summers of recent years represent a significant challenge for rose growers. The red varieties especially are sensitive to heat. Rozen Scheers has tried out various strategies.
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...
Steady growth and better quality through diffused light and heat protection11-03-2021
Cucumber grower Green-Y-Land started using ReduFuse IR for the first time in 2020. “The crop experienced less stress, showed vital growth and the initial fruits were somewhat heavier,” says Remi van Geest.
Coating slows down vegetative growth in Santini Chrysanthemum02-03-2021
Chrysanthemums are a light-loving crop that can be sensitive to too much heat. Advisor Paul de Veld explains the choice of coatings and the sector’s trends.
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.