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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...
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.
Using coatings to save energy13-09-2022
Almost all growers are looking for solutions to the currently high energy prices. The intelligent use of coatings is an excellent option to help reduce energy costs.
Coating as a base, screens as “emergency brake”15-06-2022
A coating on the greenhouse deck is a kind of insurance. You keep excess light and heat outside the greenhouse. And if the radiation is still too high, you can close the movable screen. This is a combination strategy that more and more growers are adopting.
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.
ReduSystems products in a sustainable bucket with a new look13-11-2021
Starting in 2022 all ReduSystems packaging will have a fresh new look. It is immediately obvious from the packaging that the products form a system. Also, the buckets are made from recycled material.
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...
‘Applying coatings yourself produces maximum results’03-05-2021
Increasingly more companies are cleaning the greenhouse cover using a roof-washer. This machine is easy to expand with a spray-boom so you can use it to meticulously and uniformly apply a coating yourself whenever necessary.
ReduSol, shade-screens and roof sprinklers together provide the right climate for...22-04-2021
Growing lettuce in summer is a challenge. Excessive heat often results in tip burn or root problems. Wim van Dijck combines different measures to achieve positive results.
Climate change forces lettuce growers to coat and screen earlier13-04-2021
The usual coating and screening practices for lettuce crops are changing. Isabel Vandevelde, researcher and instructor, speaks about these developments.
Use of machines for meticulous coating12-04-2021
A modern coating must be applied to the greenhouse cover as uniformly as possible. Using a machine for this purpose is far more accurate than doing this manually. This is one of the reasons why increasingly more companies acquire a roof washer with a spray option.
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.
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.