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Knowledge Center Crop Rotation

The Royal Brinkman Knowledge center is divided into seven themes. Under theme Crop rotation you find information about hooks, substrates and foil, but you also find practical tips and advice for the various facets of the crop rotation process at your company.

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What is the difference between compostable, biodegradable & bio-based?

    Growers ask more often for compostable, biodegradable & bio-based products. In practice we see that there is confusion about the difference between these three terms compostable, biodegradable and bio-based.

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  • How do you choose the right CO2 hose?

    A higher concentration of CO2 ensures better growth. That is why CO2 hoses are used in horticulture. By using these hoses CO2 can be distributed evenly throughout the crop.

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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 start the new cultivation after crop rotation?

    Once the crop has been cleared and the greenhouse cleaned, it is time to begin with the last step of the crop rotation: the start of the new crop. New materials such as AC film, ground cover and substrate mats are placed in the greenhouse. It is useful to keep to a certain order for ease of work and efficiency.

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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 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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  • Truss support for tomato plants

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

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Martin MeuldijkAny questions?
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