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Everybody gained some experience with a closed greenhouse

24 February 2021 - Ton van Kessel

Last weekend the temperature in Netherlands rose to +15 degrees Celsius. A week before, it was -15 degrees Celsius. They went from winter to (almost) spring in just a couple of days. This means that growers were busy keeping their greenhouse climate at the right level and had to stay alert for the week that was coming. We spoke with Ton van Kessel when he visited one of his growers the Thursday before the weekend with spring temperatures. "Problems with humidity might arise," warns Van Kessel.

My most important advice is to give yourself a buffer when cultivating

19 January 2021 - Jan Banken

It is a surprising fact that both during the first outbreak of the coronavirus (Covid-19) in China at the end of 2019, and when the first case of the Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) appeared in Germany in the summer of 2018, crop advisor Jan Banken of Horti-Consult International was a lot closer at that moment than he could have thought. Fortunately, he can laugh about it at the beginning of 2021, a year in which viruses continue to draw attention. “I quickly gained experience and had a head start that I would rather not have had.”