You want to get the most out of your crop. To achieve this it’s important to create an optimum greenhouse climate. With Mardenkro’s ReduSystems products you have a good tool for obtaining an ideal greenhouse climate.
However, not every situation is the same. And the reasons for using a ReduSystems product are very different. In short, some situations call for customisation. ReduSystems has its own team of consultants who offer help on just these specific issues. Together with the grower they try to fulfil your aims and bring about added value. We are supported by a (inter)national network of independent crop advisors in order to offer high quality service abroad too.
ReduSol is good for orchids
Since Apollo Farm in Don Duong, Vietnam, started using ReduSol flower quality is better, screens are used less and working conditions have clearly improved.
Improved cultivation temperature
After several years of trial and error, horticultural company Young Sun, of Taiwan, has found a good solution for using ReduSol to protect its potted and bedding plants. The coating is applied to the sidewalls as well as the greenhouse roof.
Longer roses under ReduFlex Blue
When it becomes very warm roses quickly tend to remain too short. Nice2Get! now has three seasons of experience with ReduFlex Blue. “We clearly see more stem elongation,” says owner Robert Koot.
Collaboration with consultants
Mardenkro maintains close contacts with consultants who advise international greenhouses. Dutch horticultural technology is very popular all over the world but only with the proper know-how it is possible to achieve the maximum results.
Sweetpoint peppers and ReduFuse
Sweetpoint peppers are very sensitive to blossom end rot and sunburn spots. Since John Cappalonga of Gee Vee Enterprises started using ReduFuse these problems are under control.
ReduFuse IR and amaryllis
Amaryllis grow longer under a coating, resulting in larger bulbs and sturdier stems. Most growers (70-80%) now use coatings.
ReduFuse IR for ficus
Ficus can withstand a lot of light providing the leaf temperature doesn’t rise too high. The company Kwekerij Zwethlande of Honselersdijk, the Netherlands, is therefore using ReduFuse IR for the first time this season.
Multiple thin layers ReduSol
Dutch chrysanthemum grower Hein van Wordragen applies coatings to the greenhouse roof himself instead of using a contractor. This way he can determine precisely the timing and thickness of the layer. He works with several thin layers on top of each other.
Knowledge leads to better result
The coatings within ReduSystems are becoming more and more advanced. Advisors and users know about their properties and the changes being made to the growth strategy are leading to optimal results with higher crop returns.
Sweet Pepper grower ReduHeat fan
The sweet pepper nurseries run by the Reedijk brothers, in Strijen and Westdorpe, the Netherlands, were some of the first to use ReduHeat. It prevents quality problems in the fruits.
ReduFuse tempers harsh climate
The strong radiation in the area around Auckland (New-Zealand) can lead to a reduction in yield and to too much generative plant growth. Since Underglass NZ started using ReduFuse, yield has risen and the greenhouse climate can be controlled better.
ReduFuse removes the sharpness
Alstroemerias do like light. “By using ReduFuse you remove the sharpness while minimising the light loss,” says Maurice Olsthoorn of Together2Grow.
Chrysanthemums under ReduFuse
If the crop can remain active for longer on warm days it can also mean extra yield. In order to achieve that chrysanthemum grower Jan Boerma has been using ReduFuse.
Quality and working climate
After a trial in which half a roof was covered with ReduFuse, Kainz & Mayer Marchfeld tomatoes, has switched over to using it completely. Cluster quality and setting improved and some varieties yield more too.
In search of the perfect coating
Pepper grower Johann Thell, of Tadten (Burgenland), has through previous use of ReduHeat and ReduFuse decided on ReduFuse IR. This appears to be the optimum coating for achieving higher quality and production.
Three seasons with ReduFlex Blue
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.
Light at centre of crop advice
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.
Cymbidiums and ReduFuse IR
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.
Phalaenopsis and ReduFuse
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.
Lilies protected under ReduSol
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.”
Stronger roses in the summer
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.
ReduSol with pigment
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.
La Libellula and ReduSol
‘La Libellula’ is a firm that is producing cut salads in the province of Bergamo (Northern Italy). Their main products are Valerian, Green and Red Lettuce, Arugula, Lettuce heads and ‘Spinacino’
New Place Nurseries and ReduSol
Moving newly potted nursery stock liners from the tightly controlled environment of a propagation unit and into a production glasshouse inevitably subjects the plants to stress.
VHB and ReduHeat
Good light levels are vital to pot herb production, both for speed of throughput and crop quality, but plants need to be protected, too, from excessive summer temperatures.
ReduFuse and strawberries
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.
ReduFuse and growing tomatoes
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.
ReduFuse and sweet peppers
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.