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The answer to increasing disease pressure in ornamentals


Fungi such as Fusarium, Pythium and Phytophthora cause many failures and thus loss of yield in ornamental plant cultivation. The Ralstonia bacterium is also a danger in many crops. Good company hygiene is of great importance in preventing infection. It is also important to meet the required certifications and to create a safe working environment for people. HortiHygienz provides a total solution with attention to these 5 pillars: Crop rotation, People, Materials, Water quality and Responsibility & sustainability.


TeeltwisselingPerfect crop rotation
When the plants are out of the greenhouse at the end of the crop, it's an ideal time to thoroughly clean and disinfect all the stands and cultivation materials. This tackles bacteria, fungi and viruses and enables a clean start of the new cultivation.

MensPeople and activities
Employees or visitors can bring in bacteria, fungi or viruses unnoticed or spread them through their hands, shoes and clothing. Good access hygiene and the right measures during crop operations can prevent this.

MaterialenDisease-free materials
Materials such as harvesting trolleys, tools, fork-lift trucks and crates can introduce or spread pathogens. Therefore, ensure proper cleaning and disinfection and make clear agreements on this with suppliers of these materials.

WaterkwaliteitOptimal water quality
Bacteria, fungi and viruses often spread through the nursery with lightning speed via the (pouring) water. A clean water system with optimum water quality is of great importance in preventing this.

DuurzaamResponsible and sustainable
HortiHygienz only uses cleaning and disinfection agents that have been approved and proven effective. After all, growers want a safe environment for their employees, to meet their customers' requirements and be able to use their materials and greenhouse equipment for as long as possible.

  • Customer Lucas Semple about HortiHygienz

    Under Sun Acres is a 48-acre bell pepper production facility that has about 65 employees who rotate throughout the season. Hygiene is extremely important to the facility's functionality.

    “Hygiene helps keep our facility safe” Lucas Semple - Under Sun Acres, Leamington, Ontario

    “Others in the area who use Royal Brinkman equipment recommended Royal Brinkman to us. We also talked to other companies, but Royal Brinkman was very good at providing a solution from start to finish." The HortiHygienz department's hygiene specialists advised and designed a complete and customized hygiene street, based on the risk analysis and wishes of Under Sun Acres. 

    » Read more about Lucas Semple's experience

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