Monitoring the air surrounding crops is just as crucial as monitoring greenhouse watering practices. Despite their significance in ensuring crop consistency and healthy growth, the benefits of vertical airflow are often overlooked. Vertical airflow offers growers greater control over greenhouse temperature and air movement, which helps eliminate stagnant air, cold spots, and hot zones that can harm crops.
A better climate without thrips for young plants with Xsect Xtreme
Floraplant is a nursery of 109 hectares dedicated to the production of cuttings, seedlings and seeds in Tetecalita, Morelos, Mexico. This 100% Mexican-owned company founded in 1991, was looking for a climate solution to efficiently keep insects and pests out of the greenhouse while maintaining good airflow. With the installation of Xsect Xtreme, Floraplant achieved the objective of excluding the entry of thrips without affecting the climate.
Teaching the Next Generation of Cultivators in Spain
The eco-sustainable El Aljibillo farm in Spain, established by the Baños Molina family, recently hosted open days for schoolchildren and a workshop hosted by Svensson on crop protection.
In conversation with…Harry Brockoff
He was the CFO of Dutch Flower Group for more than twenty years. Dutch Flower Group is a unique family of more than thirty specialized trading companies that together serve the international floriculture industry. In the summer of 2022, Harry handed over the baton to Joost Gietelink. We recently had the pleasure of interviewing Harry ton learn more about his career, sustainability in floriculture, and vision for the future.
Basics to determine the right level of light for your crop
Generally speaking, there are four climate factors that influence plant growth: light, temperature, humidity and CO2 content. In addition to the fact that each element influences plant growth, they are also strongly interconnected. Light in floriculture is all about finding the right balance: not too much, not too little, and for optimal crop growth, diffused light is preferred. Learn how growers can accurately determine which light level is right for their crop in our guide "The effect of varying levels of diffused light in floriculture".
Windmill nursery reduces temperatures in polytunnels with innovative screen solution
What makes a customer really, really happy? For Michael Roe of Windmill Nursery, it comes down to delivering more than a customer hoped for. Using a one of a kind screen solution, Michael was able to reduce temperatures and humidity during the hot summer months in Louisiana.
In conversation with… Marcel Dries
Marcel Dries has been an Energy Advisor at AAB for over ten years. At AAB, he guides and advises companies on contracting, futures trading, energy analyzes and budgets. Marcel specializes in technology, maintenance, lease and purchase contracts for energy installations, such as CHP. He does all this with enthusiasm and conviction.
GreenTech Americas 2023
On March 21, 22 & 23, GreenTech Americas 2023 will take place in Querétaro, Mexico. You will have the opportunity to meet our experts to talk about our climate solutions to improve the climate inside your Greenhouse and the quality of your crops. See you in booth 426.
A Grower's Climate
Some businesses still work with a minimum tube of 40 degrees, or a screen gap for humidity of 5% or more, Ton Habraken, Greenhouse Climate Expert at Svensson, concludes. “Not necessary, and definitely not when combined with our ClimaFlow System, which works much more effectively and more affordably.
The advantages of double energy screens
The use of double energy screens is not a new concept among greenhouse cultivators. Due to rising energy prices and the goal to be carbon-neutral by 2040, using double energy screens to reduce costs and improve the greenhouse climate is already a standard practice for growers around the world.
Let us introduce: Joan Elise Hoefsloot
Joan has been part of our team since September 2022, as global product manager. She helps to monitor the quality of our products and processes. She keeps an international eye on whether everything is going according to Svensson's standards. How does she do that? What does she think of her role, and of the horticulture sector? Time to catch up with Joan!
Flor y Miel creates a better climate for flowers with Luxous and Harmony
Flor y Miel, a company located in Cuautla, Morelos, Mexico, has the capacity to produce 140,000 orchids and anthuriums annually. We interviewed Fernando Aguerrebere, owner of the project, and Moisés Rosas Zamora, grower in Flor y Miel. Together they told us how with our climate screens, Luxous and Harmony, they were able to improve the climate inside the greenhouses and the quality of their plants.