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Light at centre of crop advice13-10-2015
Willem Valstar gives advice to tomato growers both at home and abroad. At the centre is the amount of light available – natural and artificial. A growth model indicates the best approach to take under the local conditions and with the technology available.
Three seasons with ReduFlex Blue13-10-2015
Van den Ende Rozen has used ReduFlex Blue for three seasons. It worked very well for the first two years: the roses were considerably longer. In 2014 an unusual temperature dip in August disturbed the pattern.
Cymbidiums and ReduFuse IR09-09-2015
ReduFuse IR has allowed cymbidium grower Eric van Paasen to close the screen later in the day. He expects a positive effect on the number of stems and stem length.
Ex-grower conveys high-tech production to Australian colleagues26-08-2015
Ex-tomato grower Toon Oomen teaches colleagues in Australia and New Zealand how to ‘read’ a crop. The extreme Australian conditions call for the use of ReduFuse.
Combining ReduSystems products13-05-2015
Since the launch of ReduHeat in 2005 users often ask us if it is possible to combine different ReduSystems coatings with one another. Just to make it clear, when we talk about combining we mean ‘layering’ one coating over another, not mixing the products because that can definitely cause problems. We...
Diffuse coating fits well with Next Generation Growing20-03-2015
"Next Generation Growing starts with optimum cultivation," says crop consultant Peter Geelen of Plantmonitoring.nl. That means optimum utilisation of light. A diffuse coating is an excellent means for achieving that.
Controllability is a watchword20-01-2015
Controllability is a watchword for Alan Bretherton, senior grower at Ornamental Plants, one of the UK’s largest bedding plant nurseries, at Tarleton, Lancashire.
ReduFuse makes it possible to produce summer strawberries in the greenhouse20-01-2015
Kwekerij Loos, is a front-runner when it comes to the sustainable year-round production of strawberries. The nursery has three hectares of greenhouses that are heated with waste heat. Last year, for the first time, it achieved a summer crop under glass. This was made possible by having the diffuse coating,...
ReduSol with pigment protects young Azaleas20-01-2015
Young Azaleas don’t like a lot of light. Therefore Mardenkro devised a shading system that mixes ReduSol with a black pigment to bring the young plants through the cuttings phase. “They get off to a good start. And because ReduSol is easy to remove from the roof they receive sufficient light in the winter,”...
Lilies protected under ReduSol20-01-2015
Growing lilies without a shading agent is just about impossible. J&R Groenewegen of ’s Gravenzande, the Netherlands, have been using ReduSol for as long as it’s been on the market. “We are really pleased with it; we’ve not tried any other manner of shading since.”
Phalaenopsis and ReduFuse20-01-2015
Orchid grower Opti-flor was able to use less artificial light at its Grandi-flora branch after ReduFuse was applied. The screen was also closed less often.
Stronger roses in the summer20-01-2015
Dutch rose nursery, Marjoland of Waddinxveen, saw its summer production rise under ReduFuse. Under ReduFuse IR the stems were also stronger. Fine-tuning the coatings continues.
Growing under a new coating is a learning process20-01-2015
Leo and Maikel van den Berg have been growing sweet peppers at two locations in Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, since 2012. This was the year they took over a greenhouse from a colleague. During the first season they found it difficult to maintain sufficient growth at this new location. To try and achieve...
Vigorous production needs ReduFuse18-01-2015
Dutch tomato grower T.W. van Noord makes every effort to have an energy efficient and vigorous crop. The nursery has been working with a new growing strategy for two years and is saving at least 10 per cent on natural gas. “For this strategy to work ReduFuse is essential in the summer,” say Theo van...
ReduHeat and chrysanthemums23-12-2014
Chrysanthemums have a hard time growing at very high temperatures. Out of curiosity Chrysco Flowers of Cranbourne (near Melbourne) decided to try ReduHeat. The coating has been good on all fronts: Better quality; higher production; and a more pleasant working climate.