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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.

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Free sunlight is more welcome than ever

25-11-2021

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.

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ReduSystems products in a sustainable bucket with a new look

13-11-2021

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.

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Clean glass = light gain = increased production = reduced energy consumption

13-11-2021

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.

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Disinfecting and cleaning greenhouses more and more requires a custom approach

14-10-2021

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.

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Sunlight can be effectively managed in any season

14-09-2021

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...

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Washing and coating machine spray coating on roof of horticultural greenhouse

‘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.

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a field of fresh lettuce in a greenhouse

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.

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Isabel Vandevelde in a vegetable greenhouse with lettuce

Climate change forces lettuce growers to coat and screen earlier 

13-04-2021

The usual coating and screening practices for lettuce crops are changing. Isabel Vandevelde, researcher and instructor, speaks about these developments.

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apply protective coating to glass greenhouse

Use of machines for meticulous coating 

12-04-2021

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.

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fruit grower applies a coating for temperature reduction

Cherries under covering benefit from coating 

08-04-2021

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. 

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Ruben Vicencio, Head Grower, Mighty Vine, Chicago

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. 

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Coating slows down vegetative growth in Santini Chrysanthemum

02-03-2021

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.

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growing salads and herbs in greenhouses - Agrocombinat “Moskovsky”

Lettuce and herbs flourish under ReduSol

12-02-2021

When growing salads and herbs in greenhouses, these plants may experience stress from high temperatures in the greenhouse and excessive solar radiation in spring-summer period. “Agrocombinat “Moskovsky” is sharing its successful experience with ReduSol of keeping their crop growing and keeping its freshness.

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Tasty tomatoes growing in greenhouse

‘It is important to keep your crop strong in summer’

11-02-2021

Light levels were high in recent summers. Yet tomato growers did not manage to fully convert this light into increased production for this particularly light-loving crop. International crop consultant Frans van Meurs speaks about the importance of having a strong crop.

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