Under a beautiful snow mountain in Lijiang China, 35ha high-tech greenhouses were built in 2019 for cut rose and calla production. Thanks to the unique geo-climate condition, advanced production facilities, and special cultivars, the flowers grown here are stunning which contributes to the charm of the brand ‘丽江の花’ (Lijiang Flower).
For the magic to happen, get the light balance just right
Growers know that successful production is a matter of the right amount of inputs, but what’s less well-understood is that so many of these depend on achieving the right balance of light to start with.
Taken from our guide "The magic of getting light balance just right", here’s an 11-point list of what happens when the pendulum swings from too bright to too dark in a greenhouse.
Screen replacement at Lijntje Tomato Nursery enhances crop cultivation and productivity
In 2017, Rob Oosterom, co-owner of tomato nursery Lijntje in Moerkapelle, Netherlands researched possibilities and quotations for a new energy screen that had to be installed in his 2.5-hectare greenhouse. The existing screen had been in use for twelve years at that time. It was not flame retardant - which was the main reason for replacement - but otherwise, there was little to criticize.
Chiltepec: Pioneers in the use of climate screens to optimize flower growth
In the greenhouses of Chiltepec, located in the states of Mexico and Veracruz, a wide variety of potted flowers are cultivated, including Anthuriums, Bromeliads, and a selection of Orchids. These greenhouses have been pioneers in Mexico using climate screens since 2001. Svensson's climate screens have become a fundamental tool for Chiltepec, allowing them to achieve a perfect balance between protecting their crops and ensuring the optimal development of their beautiful flowers.
In conversation with...Puck van Holsteijn
Challenge accepted! That is probably what Puck van Holsteijn also thought when she said 'yes' to the role of director of the World Horti Center in September 2021. A challenging position, for various reasons. Because it is quite an undertaking: innovating, connecting, inspiring and sharing knowledge all together with entrepreneurs, researchers, education and the government. How does she accomplish this? We spoke with her to get her thoughts on her latest endeavor.
Quality ecological production with Svensson’s climate and insect control screens
We interviewed Francisco José López from Saliplant. He is betting on our products for his newest and most technological greenhouse. "With Svensson I have the peace of mind that we can look at any plant and see that it is free of insects, so I am very calm"
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Screening and energy savings in soft fruit
In the soft fruit sector, climate screens are not yet as widely used as they are in vegetable cultivation. However, this sector is starting to consider utilizing climate screens in it’s applications, mostly because of high has prices. At Delphy ISFC in Horst, tests are being conducted to determine if the sustainable cultivation of strawberries - with intensive use of climate screens and vertical fans - can be done with half the gas. The initial results are promising.
ACT Group to host virtual "Ask Us Anything" event on June 7
The ACT Group is hosting a virtual "Ask Us Anything" event on June 7, 2023, focused on sharing best practices in precision growing for fruit and vegetable production. The event will cover various topics, including climate control, lighting, nutrient management, pest and disease control, and automation.
Project highlighted: Red Harvest
Wilfred Barendse, Co-owner at Red Harvest in Middenmeer, Netherlands, is a loyal Svensson customer. He recently had installed the Luxous 1147 H2no FR premium screen in one of his four vegetable greenhouses, and Alweco managed the project and installation. The project is highlighted as a success for Svensson, Alweco, and Red Harvest and in this areticle, we will explore key questions such as: Why did Wilfred choose this screen? And how was the collaboration with Alweco?
Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa faces the effects of climate change and improves the quality of its crops
Hacienda El Carmen Hotel & Spa, one of the most representative properties of the Valles region with more than 400 years of history, knows how to take advantage of its geographical location and the mild climate in the state of Jalisco for growing tomatoes and peppers. In 2017, a greenhouse was built with the objective of learning about specialized processes for greenhouse crops. To protect this greenhouse from the entry of insects and pests, mainly thrips, it was decided to install Svensson's climate solutions, creating an optimal climate for healthier plants, higher yields and a more productive working team.
Sustainability and the business of growing
Meeting the challenges of feeding a rapidly growing global population that requires more food than the world can currently produce is a complex and urgent task. To address this issue, we need to increase food production while also promoting sustainable agricultural practices that minimize waste and environmental impact.