Water Management

Innovation in the greenhouse: how co-creation leads to sustainable, lit cucumber cultivation

In october last year, right before the dark winter months, ten parties from the greenhouse horticulture sector started growing cucumbers at the Botany research center in the Netherlands, as we learned during the first episode of this cucumber trial. These parties came together to investigate how cucumbers can be cultivated in a sustainable and efficient way during winter, with the help of extra (LED) lighting.

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Watch the second episode on illuminated cucumber cultivation

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A peek behind the scenes at Grodan

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Why Crop Registration Matters – e-Gro customer case video’s

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