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.
With Xsect Xtra, Inveragro eliminates pests while creating an ideally humid climate for pepper growth
Inveragro, located in the valley of San Felipe, Guanajuato and known for its tradition of producing and drying chili peppers, was having problems with pest control and humidity levels inside the greenhouse. With Xsect Xtra, they were able to reduce the entry of thrips by 50%, while increasing their humidity by 15%, resulting in an ideal climate that promotes pepper growth.
Insect control and light management key in the production of flowers in Mexico to celebrate the Day of the Dead
Producing beautiful flowers to celebrate one of the most important traditions in Mexican culture, the Day of the Dead - is a job that requires effort, passion and talent. Oleoflor teamed up with Svensson to create the optimal greenhouse climate.
Van Paassen reaps the benefits of PARperfect year-round
Chrysanthemum grower Fred van Paassen has equipped his new 4-hectare greenhouse with a PARperfect climate screen.
"It is an extra tool for us to control the crop properly," says Jan van Paassen, who made the well-considered choice for the new screen. "We are delighted with that screen fabric."
Plantanova, an example of how sustainability is the key for the business
Sustainability is a topic that every day is gaining more and more importance and interest in different industries and sectors, and the horticulture industry is definitely not the exception. An example of this is Plantanova, a producer of grafted seedlings for tomatoes, peppers, watermelons, and melons. Pharis Rico, General Manager of Plantanova, talks about sustainability in the horticulture industry in Mexico.
Svensson strengthens after sales and installation support in Mexico
At Svensson our main priority is to give the best support to our customers, and our new After Sales Engineer in Mexico, will help you to get the most out of your climate screen.
‘Eternal spring' with PARperfect
Anthura would like to create spring in its greenhouses all year round: the ideal conditions with the ideal light level. With Svensson's PARperfect screen solution, the anthurium and orchid specialist can achieve the desired light quantity and diffusivity at crop level, regardless of the season. The result: a higher quality plant while saving energy.
Now it is easier to reach us
At Svensson it is very important to give the best support to our customers, if you live in Mexico or Latin America, we are happy to announce that we are now on WhatsApp!
Svensson supports The Bulb, a Charlotte-based organization tackling food insecurity
At Svensson, we believe in supporting our communities and building a more sustainable future for all; which drove us to connect with The Bulb, a Charlotte-based organization that works to reduce food insecurity and provide fresh, high-quality food to those in need.