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 Piet-Hein Kapteijns contacted CleanLight. He asked technical questions about UV crop protection, specifically for cultivating strawberry and leek plants.

Back then, Plantenkwekerij Kapteijns already had an insect-proof greenhouse. That allowed them to control pests without chemicals. But Piet-Hein wanted to deliver sustainable products. “I want to give my customers a residue-free product. So, they have greater options for concerning crop protection scheduling. My clients appreciate that,” he explains.

Read the full article on Horti daily.