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Sufficient oxygen in the root environment is a must for a strong, healthy crop. More oxygen makes the crop stronger and boosts production. That’s …

A range of chemicals are used to keep greenhouse pipework clean. They include bleach, hydrogen peroxide, chlorine dioxide and ECA water. Growers are concerned …

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The shift towards closed growing systems is forcing growers to take a critical look at their sodium figures. Would higher sodium levels affect the …

Plants, insects, fungi and people perceive light colour and intensity via different organs and pigments. The human eye is particularly sensitive to green light, …

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At the end of the 1970s, the Overgaag family, with a background in vegetable growing, emigrated from the Netherlands to California to start a …

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The cultivation of crops in the city, or Urban Farming, is beginning to arouse increasing interest worldwide. This often involves Vertical Farming, in which …

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Key points for attention in the online sale of fruit and vegetables are quality and food safety. Another factor to take into consideration is …

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‘Of course we export. Out of all the greenhouses in the world, you can be assured that 80 per cent have their origins in …

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The air above an energy screen is much drier than that below it. Currently around 20 companies in The Netherlands are making use of …

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Diffuse glass is becoming routine in new build greenhouses – and much more quickly than anticipated. But it is still difficult for growers to …

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Reducing energy consumption in greenhouses is associated with higher humidity levels. Many growers are concerned that this could make the crop less active, impacting …

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Dutch Rhododendron grower Frans Kortenhorst was looking for a way to get rid of weeds and moss in his pots for good. He cut …

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Bio-engineers from the universities of Antwerp and Ghent have developed a new type of fertiliser based on bacteria derived from food industry waste flows. …

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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad have succeeded in keeping tomatoes fresh for 30 days using special food packaging material. …

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If we were to make an analysis of the horticulture industry thirty years from now, we would see that horticulture businesses have morphed into …