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Knowledge center Crop protection & disinfection

The Royal Brinkman Knowledge center is divided into seven themes. Under them Crop protection & disinfection you find information from tips to prevent diseases and pests to comprehensive step-by-step plans for improving hygiene.

Knowledge center Crop protection and disinfection

Biological crop protection

How does pollination with bumblebees work?

Pollination is crucial for a good and healthy crop: without pollination, most crops will not develop or develop optimally. In present day horticultural businesses pollination through bumble bees is much less labour intensive and therefore cheaper.
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 How to place bumblebee hives?
 Bumblebees are offered in special hives, where they build a nest. These hives are the bases from which the bumblebees spread through the crops. It is important to position these hives in the right areas for optimum pollination.
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 How do you secure a sticky trap holder?
Sticky tape roll is often used for identifying pests in crop. But putting it in the right place seems to be a hard task for a lot of people. The sticky trap holders ease this process. They enable you to move the sticky tape along with the growing crop.
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 Tips on how to detect, monitor and trap pests
The importance of detecting and identifying pests in time cannot be underestimated. The sooner a pest is detected and identified, the sooner you can begin the process of trapping it. By monitoring developments as they unfold on sticky trap rolls and/or trap sheets.
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 Tips for increased effectiveness of Aphidoletes in the winter
In winter it is more difficult to achieve a good result with the gall midge Aphidoletes aphidimyza. This is due to the cold weather often in combination with the start of the new cultivation. Taking into account a number of points you can increase the effectiveness of Aphidoletes in winter.
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Disinfection

 Tips for hand disinfection in horticulture
The importance of hand disinfection is recognized more and more. With this you minimize the chance of diseases and pests entering or spreading through people. You can never take chances concerning hygiene.
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 What are the advantages of disinfection with foam?
When using liquid cleaning or disinfection methods, the efficacy of the product always depends on the interaction between the application time and concentration. Even though a grower can influence the concentration, this is not always the case with the application time.
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 3 tips for the maintenance of disinfection mats
A disinfection mat is a preventive hygiene solution for locations in which there is a movement of people and traffic in the horticultural industry. It helps prevent the introduction of micro-organisms and the consequences of such invasions.
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 Tips for the procurements & use of disinfection mats
Before the purchase of a disinfection mat, it is important to think about the use of the mat. In this way you avoid to buy the wrong type or wrong size. Our specialist provides 11 tips. 
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 What is the contact time of desinfectants on viruses?
A disinfection product needs a certain contact time to work effectively. One product has a longer contact time than another. Not only does contact time differ between disinfectants, it differs per organism to be killed as well. 
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Cleaning

 How do I clean materials?
Soiling caused by the remains of plants, plant sap, soil, dust and other organic materials strongly adheres to various surfaces. A thorough cleaning is therefore of great importance in order to work hygienically and should always occur prior to starting the disinfection.
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 What is the difference between cleaning and disinfection?
Cleaning and disinfection are of great importance for hygienic cultivation. It’s the only way to prevent diseases, bacteria and pests, and to prevent infection of crops. But they are not the same; there is an important difference. 
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 How to prevent and combat algae in the reservoir?
Stagnant water can cause heavy algae growth. This has multiple negative effects. First, algae growth is bad for the water quality. In addition algae can clog pipes, pumps and droppers. It is therefore important to prevent algae as much as possible and, if needed, to combat.
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Hygiene

 How do I set up a hygiene plan?
To handle a working method that is as hygienic as possible, drawing up a hygiene plan is adviced. This will help your business to be able to control and guarantee business hygiene as best as possible. Our specialist explains. 
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 What hygiene measures do I have to establish when entering a greenhouse?

Upon entering a greenhouse you often see a hygiene station where you can disinfect your hands, and after that you can enter the greenhouse. It is often thought that the disinfection of hands is enough to make hands free of bacteria and prevent contamination of the crop, but this is not true.
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▲ The secrets of cultivating medical cannabis: Hygiene Management 
Hygiene management is a vital aspect of cultivating medical cannabis. Not only is it a valuable crop, but the industry is also heavily regulated, making crop protection and safety challenging and costly endeavors. By having and upholding a good hygiene protocol, you can greatly reduce the risks of losing the crop due to diseases and infestations, resulting in a healthy crop and a consistent and high quality end product.
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