Know-how

Mardenkro’s ReduSystems products are global leaders when it comes to regulating greenhouse climate. For many years ReduSystems has been at the forefront of innovation. In 2004 ReduHeat won the Horti Fair Innovation Award.

In 2011 an international expert jury judged ReduFuse to be the most innovative product at the exhibition, so once again we went home with the Innovation Award. We can’t innovate just by ourselves. Together with worldwide leading research centres, universities and growers, we continuously develop new products and test them in practice. Only products with proven added value are included in the ReduSystems family.

Time to create clarity about the shading percentage of coatings

Time to create clarity about the shading percentage of coatings

Various ways of indicating the shading provided by coatings have evolved in actual practice. This can lead to confusion. From now on Mardenkro will create clarity about this.

Read more about gross and net shading

An optimal climate in every season

An optimal climate in every season

Every climate is different, and each crop has its own preferences. The wide range of ReduSystems coatings makes it possible to manage sunlight throughout the year.

Read more about managing sunlight throughout year

Coatings: what do they bring?

Coatings: what do they bring?

Investing in a coating boosts yield and improves product quality. The actual return on investment depends on the conditions. Willem Valstar from StarGrow Consultancy helps tomato growers find the most economically profitable approach.

How much light does my crop need?

How much light does my crop need?

There is an optimal amount of light for every crop. Too little means that production will be low. But too much will put pressure on the yield and quality. So custom work is always key.

Read more about optimal coating per crop

How to best convert light into production

How to best convert light into production

Systematic cultivation produces the best possible fruiting vegetable production and quality. Crop consultant Wim van Wingerden highlights how the use of a light plan can increase production. 

Read more about optimally exploiting light

‘The coating provides the foundation; screens are the emergency brake’

‘The coating provides the foundation; screens are the emergency brake’

The answer to hot summers: a coating as the foundation, if necessary an extra layer in mid-summer and eliminate light peaks with moveable screens.

Read more about making optimal use of light

ReduFuse and AntiReflect improve control over the cultivation of cucumbers

ReduFuse and AntiReflect improve control over the cultivation of cucumbers

Cucumber farm Van Lipzig Tuinderijen is constantly working on improving its crop. The ReduFuse and AntiReflect coatings are perfectly suited to meet the desire for better use of the available light.

Read more about their experience with ReduFuse and AntiReflect

Controlling growth with light: more in winter, diffuse in summer

Controlling growth with light: more in winter, diffuse in summer

For a grower, every ray of sunlight entering the greenhouse in winter is a bonus. Light is also welcome in summer, provided it is properly distributed throughout the crop. This can be achieved by combining coatings. Two vegetable growers are leaders in this field in the Netherlands.

Watch the video about the benefits of combining coatings here

Use the right cleaning agent to remove a coating

Use the right cleaning agent to remove a coating

Our coatings are developed to prevent them from quickly wearing off. When they are no longer useful at the end of the season, ReduClean is the only way to remove them effectively. Because we have coatings with different properties, we have also developed different types of ReduClean.

Read more about effectively removing a coating.

Grower Van Paassen: "light gain in greenhouse after applying AntiCondens leads to more production”

Grower Van Paassen:

For crops that are switched in the summer, this is the ideal time to apply AntiCondens to the inside of the greenhouse cover. It is a good preparation for the coming humid season, when condensation droplets block valuable light. Tomato grower Paul van Paassen has been using AntiCondens for three years, realising a light gain of 7 to 9 percent.

Read more about improved light incidence

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