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Knowledge Center Crop Rotation

Need some advice? The Knowledge Center gives you all the answers you need. Whether you are looking for a choice aid for choosing the right high wire hooks, substrate mats or clips, extensive step-by-step plans for a smooth crop rotation: our specialists are at your service 24/7 online.

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For the next 5 weeks you'll receive our personalised newsletter once a week. For each region we have made a selection covering the most current topics. You can think of topics like: climate control, glass cleaning, tips for crop rotation, hygiene management, fertilization, and water management.

  • How do I choose the right hooks?

    Brinkman offers you a full range of tomato hooks. Brinkman is delivering the tomato hooks to gardeners all over the world for many years and is market leader with the Free Fall Hooks (V-Hook).

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  • How do I pick the right twine?

    Royal Brinkman has a big assortment in loose twines. The choice of the twine has to be based on the maximum weight of the plant en he amount of UV-light in the greenhouse.

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  • Amount of hooks per box/pallet

    To make shipping as cheap as possible, high wire hooks are packaged as efficiently as possible. On this page you find the amount of high wire hooks per box or pallet.

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  • The correct hooks, twine and clips for my tomato crops

    Fruit damage, broken stems or drooping crops: these are all risks incurred from using the wrong hooks, twine or truss supports in your tomato crops. You naturally want to prevent these risks

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  • Pepper twine with minimal stretch

    An average of five kilograms: this is the amount of strain that pepper twine needs to be able to endure. This becomes a challenge because the slightest amount of stretch can cause fruit damage along with all of the resulting consequences.

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  • What are the risks of reusing substrate mats?

    For economic reasons some growers opt to reuse the substrate mats. Note that this does involve various risks, such as the risk of infection by pathogens, reduced water capaity and slower rooting.

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  • What is the difference between vermiculite and perlite?

    Vermiculite and perlite are increasingly used in horticulture. Particularly seed, cutting and propagation farms, these substances are increasingly added to the used (pot) soil in order to ensure a better structure.

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  • How to steam soil

    In greenhouses where the soil is grown in the open, the soil is steamed during the crop rotation. For steaming you need different materials to ensure that the steam can penetrate the soil as well as possible.

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  • Which film is suitable for my crop?

    Which film is the most suitable for your cultivation? Films for isolation, Films for on the ground, Films for on the gutter/drain, Films for darkening or Films for seed- and cuttings trays.

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  • How do you pull in AC-film?

    AC-film stands for anti-condensation film. This is processed film that ensures that the created condensation flows out over the complete surface of the film. With purchasing and pulling in the AC-film u should take into account some attention points.

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  • How do you choose the right ground cover?

    Many pot plant nurseries use ground cover to water the crop. What type of ground cover to choose depends on the application such as the water absorption, capillary effect and the way of watering. Our specialist provides the different types of ground cover.

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  • What are the benefits of gutter film?

    During cultivation, gutters get dirty because of soil, algae, plant residues and vegetable saps. Not only does this cause gutters to become clogged or damaged, but it also means that the gutters have to be cleaned with every crop rotation.

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  • Step-by-step plan for crop rotation

    For many cultivators the crop rotation is a hectic time: within a short period of time the old crop is removed from the greenhouse and new cultivation has to start as soon as possible. To make this process go as smoothly as possible, we offer a step-by-step plan for the crop rotation.

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  • Whitepaper - Finish clean, start clean for a hygienic start of the new crop

    Get access to the whitepaper with all information about a hygienic start of the new crop. The product specialists of the Crop Care, Crop Rotation and Horti-Hygienz departments will help you in the preparation for and during the start of the new crop.

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  • What is HACCP?

    Hygiene is very important in fruit and vegetable production for the food safety. With the HACCP-guidelines risks can be limited and prevented.

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  • Cleaning a drip system after cultivation

    It is important that the drip system is cleaned regularly. You can do this during as well as after cultivation. In this article we will explain about cleaning after cultivation.

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  • How do you remove the crop during crop rotation?

    When emptying the greenhouse there is one rule of thumb concerning hygiene: prevent the spread of possible disease and pests throughout your place of work by finishing cultivation hygienically. We have suggested a step-by-step plan for you to rapidly and cleanly remove your old crops.

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  • Tips for painting heating pipes

    During the cultivation season the paint layer of the heating pipes damages. Therefore, it is recommended to paint the heating pipes during the crop rotation every year. In this article our specialist provides you with tips for painting the heating pipes in the greenhouse.

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  • Which preparations do you have to make for the crop rotation?

    Crop rotation is a very busy period for many growers. During this period, all kinds of different activities have to be carried out. In order to ensure that this process runs as smooth as possible, it is good to work in a planned manner and to make the right preparations.

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  • How do you clean the greenhouse during crop rotation?

    Cleaning the greenhouse is of great importance for a hygienic start for the new cultivation. Only this way you can protect the greenhouse from diseases, bacteria and pests from the old crop to the new crop. This is an important part of guaranteeing the quality of the crop and production.

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  • How do I install new substrate mats?

    A new crop cycle start with a new substrate. This is more hygienic than reusing existing substrate mats. It is important that you use them correctly.

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  • How do I choose the right grafting clip?

    Grafting clips are used for various kinds of plants, especially for tomato, pepper, egg plant, cucumber, zucchini and (water)melon. In this article our specialist explains the different types of grafting clips.

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  • Best ways to support tomato plants

    At the start of a new crop season, young tomato plants are very vulnerable. Tomato plant support is very important. Our specialist crop rotation can inform you about all possibilities.

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  • What are the pros and cons of biodegradable clips?

    The demand for bio clips is increasing due to the increasing focus on sustainability in horticulture. Biodegradable clips have a number of advantages over the plastic clips, which hinder the effect on plant residues at the end of the growing season.

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  • Twisting versus clipping

    Twisting and clipping are two techniques you use in cultivation to ensure that young plants grow in height. The choice between these techniques depends on several factors.

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  • How do you choose the right capillary mats?

    Many pot plant nurseries use irrigation mats to water their crops. There are different types of irrigation mats available. The best mats to use for your crops, depend on multiple variables, such as water absorption, capillary action, substrate, method of watering and usage time.

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  • Tips for using capillary matting

    Many companies that produce pot plants use capillary matting for irrigation. Capillary matting distributes the water from the bottom so that the plants are irrigated equally. For the best result its important that the watering mats are placed in the right position and are used in the right way.

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