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Knowledge center Crop care

The Royal Brinkman Knowledge center is divided into seven themes. Under them Crop care you find information from tipd to optimize your nutrution feeding schedule to advice for the use of shading agents and coatings.

Knowledge center Crop care


How to manage your crop with pH and EC?
The pH and the EC influence the absorption of fertilizers throughout crops. Therefore, it is important that you know how to adjust the pH and EC of nutrient solution. Our specialist give you three tips. 
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▲ 3 tips for measuring and adjusting pH
The pH in a crop is important for the right application of fertilizers. A too high or too low pH will result in a reduced absorption of certain nutrients, with possible deficiency symptoms as a result.
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▲ How to calculate the capacity for fertilizers?
In case of new construction and/or expansion of the cultivation area. Therefore it’s good to know if you took sufficient time to calculate the required storage capacity for your cultivation. 
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▲ Water management in (hot) summer
During the summer, it could happen that the amount of rain water available is insufficient to meet the water needs of your crop. Therefore, it is important to apply good water management in (hot) summer. 
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Nutrition feeding schedule

▲ How do I reduce the input of sodium?
The most important reason to evacuate drain water is often a high sodium infusion. Our specialist gives you tips to reduce the input of sodium. 
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▲ How to establish a nutritional feeding schedule?
In order to establish a nutritional feeding schedule that ensures optimal results, it has to be carefully aligned with the nutritional needs of your crop. There are basic nutritional feeding schedules available for all types of crops. 
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▲ How to prevent a shortage of trace elements?
There are, however, various factors - among which the acidity level - that often prevent trace elements from being absorbed by a plant. This creates a nutrient deficiency. Our specialist give you tips on how to preven this problem.
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Diffuse coatings

▲ How to get maximum protection and heat reduction?
Some cultivations require maximum shading of which the Phalaenopsis is a good example. This plant has a bad tolerance for direct sunlight and heat and therefore requires an almost year-round protection.
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▲ Which different diffuse coatings are available?
Every crop has other needs in case of light and warmth. Therefore various diffuse coatings have been developed that differ fromm each other in terms of light distribution (Haze) and light transmittance (transmission).
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▲ What are the differences between shading agents & coatings?
Shading agents reduce the temperature inside the greenhouse by partially reflecting sunlight. Diffuse coatings are intended to let through as much light as possible. Additionally, it scatters sunlight over a bigger/larger surface and by this it simultaneously ‘divides’ the radiant energy over a larger surface.
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▲ What is diffuse light?
Diffuse light is light that is scattered, causing it to fall on the crop from all sides. The light is evenly distributed, leaving no sharp shadows. Such diffuse coating ensures that a crop is not damaged by excessive light intensity without loss of light.
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Shading agents

▲ What is a shading agent?
Many crops are not resistant to full solarization or high temperatures. In this case a shading agent could offer protection. When applying a layer of shading agent that reflects light and reduced heat peaks in climate in the summer could be avoid and crops will be protected.
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▲ What is the difference between powder and liquid shading agents?
The main difference between powder and liquid shading agents is their composition and obviously their form: powder shading agents are fixed and liquid shading agents are: liquid. This has an impact on the resistance, the application and the price of the product. 
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▲ What is the difference between Q3 and Q4 White?
Actually, there is one difference between Q3 and Q4 White, their weather resistance and thus the lifespan. This difference results in clear difference in the application, effort and price of both products. 
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Greenhouse roof cleaning

▲ How do I remove shading agents?
After spring and summer months, the greenhouse must be clean again in autumn to allow your crop to take maximum advantage of natural light. It is therefore important to remove the shading agent from the greenhouse deck in good time. The easiest way to do this is to use a remover.
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▲ Tips for optimal use of sunlight
Light makes sure that photosynthesis takes place in a plant. Therefore, in most cases a grower wants to get as much light as possible in his greenhouse. In this article, our shading agent specialist shares his tips for optimal use of sunlight.
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