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

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

With the second crop in the Winterlight greenhouse at the Energy Innovation and Demo Centre (IDC) in Bleiswijk (NL) coming to an end, it’s …

With the second crop in the Winterlight greenhouse at the Energy Innovation and Demo Centre (IDC) in Bleiswijk (NL) coming to an end, it’s …

Pest monitoring forms the basis of good biological control. Knowledge of the ratio of harmful and beneficial insects is indispensable in determining the necessary …

The Greenhouse Horticulture and Bulbs, Trees and Fruit business units are launching an Evergreen project to carry out research into bulb production using fewer …

Levels of production of crops such as tomato and aubergine have increased in recent years with the use of rootstocks. In a number of …

A good flavour is an opportunity to create added value in strawberries. Flavour is a complex property that involves several factors. The instrumental model …

The Precision Horticulture Programme was launched this year. It is a form of horticulture in which plants receive precisely the treatment they need. In …

The Smart Materials project is investigating the next generation of smart, adaptable materials that will soon be available for use in greenhouses around the …