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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.
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.
The hydrophilic character of AntiCondens improves light incidence11-12-2020
Condensation on the greenhouse cover can significantly reduce light incidence. The hydrophilic properties of AntiCondens ensure that more light enters the greenhouse.
Transforming extra light incidence into better production12-10-2020
In the autumn, winter and early spring there is too little sunlight for optimal production. Every percentage point extra light will lead to increased photosynthesis and furthermore helps heat the greenhouse, says Cecilia Stanghellini of Wageningen University & Research.
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.
New website and ReduWizard provide year-round coating advice16-09-2020
ReduSystems launches its renovated website this autumn: www.redusystems.com. As the number of coatings increases so do the options for use. The website and the renovated ReduWizard advisory tool point you toward the best result.
Knowledge sessions on year-round product package03-09-2020
ReduSystems is constantly expanding its product package. This steadily increases the available options for controlling natural light year-round. To keep crop advisors informed of the optimal use and combination of coatings, the ReduSystems team held a number of interactive knowledge sessions over the...
How does the ReduWizard calculate?20-08-2020
The ReduWizard is an online tool that helps you choose the proper coating for your particular situation. Mardenkro is often asked how the ReduWizard comes up with its recommendations. The web app is simple in appearance, but behind the scenes a number of elaborate databases ensure the app makes the proper...
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...
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.
Wear-resistant ReduSol helps tomatoes through the summer30-03-2020
In the hot climate of southern France, tomato grower Earl M2C in Arles needs a wear-resistant coating. The Meiffre sisters are delighted with their choice of ReduSol, which they apply in three layers.
Time to create clarity about the shading percentage of coatings11-02-2020
Various ways of indicating the shading provided by coatings have evolved in actual practice. This can lead to confusion. From now on Mardenkro will create clarity about this.
Replacing Haze by Hortiscatter provides more information about light diffusion11-02-2020
The level of light diffusion caused by diffuse coatings and glass is commonly known as Haze in the market. However, the term Hortiscatter provides more information about how the light is diffused.