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Free sunlight is more welcome than ever25-11-2021
The rapidly rising natural gas prices are putting many companies in a bind. Every little bit of improvement therefore helps. For example, by making optimal use of free solar energy.
Clean glass = light gain = increased production = reduced energy consumption13-11-2021
During a considerable part of the year, crops can use all the natural light they can get. The principle that then applies is: 1% more light = 1% higher production. This is when a thoroughly clean greenhouse really pays off.
Disinfecting and cleaning greenhouses more and more requires a custom approach14-10-2021
A crop rotation is a perfect opportunity for thoroughly cleaning the greenhouse. This is more than necessary during the present times when virus-related problems are on the increase. A clean start is a primary requirement for a healthy crop.
Sunlight can be effectively managed in any season14-09-2021
Consultants Jelle Hoogland and Paul van Gils provide tips for the rational and efficient use of coatings. “A key question is, under what conditions does the plant suffer most? This is when you need to intervene,” says Hoogland. Paul van Gils looks back on past seasons: “We have learned a great deal during...
Thoroughly and safely cleaning a greenhouse with GS-412-10-2020
A clean greenhouse allows more light in and reduces pathogens and diseases. Regularly cleaning the greenhouse, at least at the time of a crop change, is therefore very important. Our instruction video demonstrates the best method of use.
Anne Elings explains why crops grow better with more light21-09-2020
For a good part of the year, the level of natural light is below optimal for most crops. Any additional light that then enters the greenhouse contributes to improved production and quality, says Anne Elings, Plant Physiologist at Wageningen University & Research.
Getting more light into the greenhouse in three steps13-07-2020
An old growers saying has it that 1% more light yields 1% higher production. Scientists have since shown that this is in fact a bit more nuanced: depending on the crop this varies from 0.5% to 1.25%. However, the principle remains the same; during a large part of the year all of the sunlight can effectively...
An optimal climate in every season07-01-2020
Every climate is different, and each crop has its own preferences. The wide range of ReduSystems coatings makes it possible to manage sunlight throughout the year.
Ten percent higher light incidence in greenhouse09-06-2018
Every percent can be converted into higher production. Mardenkro offers a package of solutions designed to improve the incidence of light into a greenhouse by as much as ten percent.
Coatings can reduce energy consumption20-04-2018
Coatings can reduce the energy consumption per kilo of product and in winter they can also reduce the absolute energy consumption.
Every percent more light in winter is pure profit01-11-2017
Light is the limiting factor in production in winter. Every step taken to improve light ingress is therefore welcome.
Selecting the right coating: the free ReduWizard tool can help you28-02-2017
Selecting the right coating and dosage is important to get the best result. The choice depends on, among other things, your location. The ReduWizard makes it easy for you. Within seconds, you have an insight into the most suitable product, free of charge. It also provides advice for the best dosage and...
Always a clean greenhouse04-05-2016
Even when prices are poor few companies cut back on cleaning the inside and outside of the greenhouse. This indicates that in practice the importance of good light transmission has sunk in.
Attention to clean glass rewarded with gain in light28-10-2015
In vegetable production the old rule of thumb still applies: 1% more light = 1% more yield. For this reason, dirty glass is not desirable.
Cleaning greenhouses with fluoride based agents30-05-2014
The horticultural sector often uses a cleaning agent based on fluoride to clean glass. Fluoride chemically cleans the surface of the glass. Several minutes after application the treated glass along with the dirt is rinsed off. But this principle should not be applied to synthetic greenhouse roof coverings.