UV treatments to sanitize blueberries, also organic

Research reports from around the world have recently been published, which would confirm that post-harvest treatment of fresh fruit and vegetables with UV (ultra-violet rays) helps extend shelf life. Young mold, such as Botrytis, can be deactivated without chemicals....

Dutch strawberry plant grower shares experience with UV pesticide

In the Netherlands, Plantenkwekerij Kapteijns propagates strawberry plants in a greenhouse. A spray boom regularly 'flies' over the crop. This is no longer an unusual occurrence for the grower. He has been using UV crop protection for years. In 2012, the nursery's...

Return of stem rot in peppers brings UV technology back into the picture

For years, Dutch bell pepper growers were able to control stem rot through a careful hygiene protocol and careful control of the climate in the greenhouse. Unfortunately, this year the circumstances are different. Stem rot is back – a conclusion of Arne Aiking and...

Optimizing hygiene in Mexican horticulture

Disinfection of harvest cars and produce - The Geoponica pepper example and video about Delisana apples Geoponica is a market leader in fresh produce in the Mexican market. They are particularly known for the quality of their peppers: Red, Yellow, and Green....

Tackling stem rot in bell peppers with UV

Consumers leave bell peppers with rotting stems lying around. This makes stem rot a cost item that everyone in the pepper chain would like to see reduced. At the Sorting and Packing department of ZON fruit & vegetables in Venlo, all bell pepper stems have recently...

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CleanLight also contributes to the fight against viruses

CleanLight in Honselersdijk is busy with production and shipping. Given the current slowdown in floriculture, this seems surprising. Director Arne Aiking explains why. "CleanLight systems have been used against diseases in horticulture since 2005. It often concerns...

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Problem-free cultivation with CleanLight

Protecting crops with UV-light instead of only using this light to grow isn't unknown. UV light isn't only used to disinfect (irrigation) water; it also protects plants against fungi and other culprits. Bejo, located in Warmenhuizen (NL), supplies seeds for various...

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