To build an exemplary company and emerge as a leader in the kalanchoe sector; that was André Lankhaar's goal when he expanded into Bleiswijk last year. That’s the same reason he decided to invest in a ClimaFlow System from Svensson. This dehumidification and ventilation system enables Lankhaar to reduce his energy costs, better control his greenhouse climate, and improve product quality.
Svensson & AGCULTURE enter global partnership
To support the horticulture sector in solving climate, light and energy control challenges, Svensson and AGCULTURE have formed a global partnership. With this collaboration, both companies aim to serve the market with their expertise and premium quality solutions.
Ohio State University Opens New Research Greenhouse with Svensson’s PARperfect
In the fall of 2022, Ohio State University opened a new research greenhouse complex in Columbus, OH, USA. The greenhouse is one of the largest and most high-tech CEA research spaces in the U.S. and currently utilizes Svensson's PARperfect for research in managing climate factors for crop production.
How popular is greenhouse horticulture among young people?
The future of greenhouse horticulture lies in the hands of the new generation. But are they interested in it? How attractive is a career in greenhouse horticulture among young people and young adults? We spoke with 25-year-old Stef from Greenhouse Horticulture Netherlands, Inholland Delft University of Applied Sciences to find out.
Fruit Logistica 2023
On 8 | 9 | 10 February Fruit Logistica will take place in Berlin. Svensson will of course be there. We welcome you to our stand in Hall 3.2 - B-34
Hortipolaris paves the way for sustainable cultivation in China
Time flies; it is now the 5th growing cycle for Hortipolaris. We were glad to visit their greenhouse located in Miyun, Beijing once again to interview Dan Xu, the general manager of Hortipolaris on the topic of sustainability.
PARperfect at Gitzels plant nursery
At Gitzels plant nursery, innovation and efficiency are of paramount importance. They are building a new greenhouse with even more attention to light and climate to produce even better plant material. They chose Svensson's PARperfect screen solution for this purpose.
How developed is automation in greenhouse horticulture?
Drones fly through greenhouses to collect data. The first sorting and packaging robots are introduced. So we are well on our way to fully automating greenhouse horticulture. But how far are we, exactly? Harm van Adrichem of Gearbox discusses his vision for the future.
Understanding basic principles of lighting and its effect on flower crops
When it comes to floral crop cultivation, the requirements vary for light. The most basic requirement is to reduce the light that the plant receives as needed, by shading, or to regulate the photoperiod. These are both relatively easy to achieve with the use of shading screens.
Climate screens crucial to new greenhouse
A new 22 ha greenhouse complex in the East of England features the UK’s largest heat pump installation, showcasing how low carbon energy can facilitate sustainable high-tech food production. Climate screens are a crucial element in enabling the use of this renewable heat source, and also preventing light pollution from the supplementary lighting system.
Climate screens Harmonise
Last year (2021), Addy Breugem, head grower at Thanet Earth Tomatoes, replaced half of the tomato crops’ original SON-T (HPS [high-pressure sodium] lights with LED lights. His motivation for switching to LED lights was to save energy – reducing Thanet Earth’s energy usage and becoming less reliant on the capricious energy market.