- Production Manager
- Assistant Professor - Controlled Environments Entomologist
- Technical Development Specialist | Horticulture | France
- Director of Business Development | Middle East | Agtech
- Farm/Production Manager; Berlin (m/w/d)
- Trader Asian Market
- Avocado Growing Manager - Kenya
- Sales Manager for Nordic countries (H/F)
- Senior Breeder
- Operations Manager - Kenya
Top 5 -yesterday
Top 5 -last week
- Growing potatoes 'in thin air' could increase profits up to 20 percent
- More early South African grapes kept locally
- Early stonefruit, perhaps early grapes as well
- “You don’t only have to be knowledgeable about the crop, but you also have to know how to work with others"
- Dutoit opens new Cherry Time™ packhouse with a ‘cherrific’ crop
Top 5 -last month
"Netherlands: “UV light strengthens plant and kills infections"
“By treating crops daily with CleanLight (UV), all bacteria and fungi are killed,” says Neuteboom. “That saves money on pesticides: up to 50% according to our data. And of course UV leaves no residues.”
But isn’t UV treatment harmful to crops? No, says Neuteboom. “The crops are only lit 1 or 2 seconds a day. And the light only strengthens the plant.”
Applying CleanLight is easy. “CleanLight is meant as a pre-emptive measure. You use it to prevent infections. The units can be installed on existing greenhouse equipment, like sprayers and boom mounts. But they can also be used manually, as we see in Kenya, Ethiopia and Ecuador.”
This year’s show at Horti Fair promises another surprise. “Last year we introduced the fully automatic boom mount with UV lamps. But this year we really have a first! A robot with CleanLight. It moves autonomously across a cable!”
Source: Horti Fair
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