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Plant health

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As a cucumber grower you have to have iron discipline and nerves of steel. An apparently invisible enemy – CGMMV – is always lurking …

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In the past the use of rootstocks represented an important step in the fight against soil-borne diseases. But rootstocks offer many more possibilities: Improved …

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Magnesium fulfils many functions within the plant. The element is crucial for the activity of many enzymes. These play a role in photosynthesis, the …

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Dutch greenhouse growers manage their water flows and emissions into the environment very well compared to those in some other countries. But they could …

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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 …

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

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The predatory bug Orius has been used to control thrips in sweet pepper for many years with great success, but the results have so …

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 …

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