Gernert Jungpflanzen, a nursery in Germany, works with 100 umol LED for cultivation. Owner Achim Gernert gives a hands-on presentation sharing his own experiences.
As rules and regulations for the use of pesticides increase, specialists in plant protection at Biobest Marvin Koot & Arjo van Lenteren share the Go's & No Go's for biological control in propagation.
Plantosys advisor Erik Jaspers gives his view on how to create resilient plants by protecting them against insects with beneficials, using the right plant growth enhancers / biological enhancers.
Ines van Marrewijk, Product manager agribusiness at Groen Agro Control, explains the importance of hygiene in relation to viruses and bacteria.
Marcel Janssen, Manager Sales at Gipmans Planten, shares his experiences LED in plant propagation, as daily radiation is an important aspect in propagating young plants.
Being part of the greenhouse sector, we are well aware of the fact that the current season came with multiple challenges and uncertainties in your greenhouse. Gas, energy, the significantly increased inflation, and the changing climate asks for even more flexibility and creativity to adapt to this changing environment.
We know many of you are facing a number of challenges in your greenhouse. With harvest season right around the corner, you could likely use some extra hands! Unfortunately, with the current staff shortages, extra labor is not easy to find. Additionally, gas prices are higher than ever which makes it even more important to use your energy as efficiently as possible. At the same time, consumers are increasingly demanding high quality crops with sustainability playing an increasingly important role.
The world of commercial strawberry growing is at a crossroads. Internal and external factors are pushing forward-looking growers like Genson to rethink their production practices, not least the substrate they use. In this context, a couple of years back Genson asked independent expert, Elke Schellekens from Floraison, to lead a series of trials testing different substrates, including Grodan stone wool. The trials are still running, but Elke took a moment out from her busy schedule to reflect with the people at Grodan who’ve been involved with the trials on progress to date.
When Finnish hydroponic lettuce growers Viherkaste OY found themselves facing persistent production problems, they worked with experts from Grodan to find a solution. Here CEO Erkki Nylund and Operational Manager Ilkka Saloranta discuss their journey.