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For years we would always tell our surprised guests that no, in fact, we don’t need artificial cooling to grow Phalaenopsis. “But doesn’t it …

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There’s a Dutch song that starts with those words. When I’m at home in South Africa I see the sun literally rising over the …

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Resilience is a growing trend, not only in the greenhouse horticulture sector but also in society as a whole. A survey on parents’ attitudes …

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Unlike roses, the protected vegetable sector in Kenya is still quite small-scale. On a recent trip there I set out to find some larger …

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Since November of 2016, with almost every vendor from abroad, whether they’re a greenhouse builder from Holland, an orchid breeder from Taiwan, or a …

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What does it say about a technical development in greenhouse horticulture when there is a marked increase in both research projects and practical trials? …

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The importance of good health is something I experienced first-hand in January last year, when I slipped a disc. Just as you have to …

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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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Water. It’s essential for everything that grows and blooms anywhere in the world. And of course greenhouse horticulture is no exception. But with the …

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A lot of things are unfairly distributed in the world, and rain and drought are no exception, especially in Africa. Last month I was …

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It’s always an exciting time when the first flowers appear in the new crop. We proudly put them in a vase at home so …

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In Next Generation Growing (NGG) we’re always talking about balances: water balance, fruit balance, energy balance, etc etc. And in sweet pepper production we’re …

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In some way or another, Africa and plastic formed a close relationship a long time ago. At the checkout, all your groceries are packed …

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I am writing my second column having just returned to South Africa after two weeks in the Netherlands. It’s always good to keep in …

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Farming is an innately labour-intensive industry. With the advent of greenhouse technology leading to increased yields and better quality crops, labour has remained just …

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