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Horticulture: Vegetables and Fruits, Green & Glasshouses
Horticulture is an important part of agriculture in the Netherlands. Most horticulture is carried out in protected environments, which means growing produce in glasshouses and greenhouses. All of the approximately 10 000 ha of Dutch glasshouses and greenhouses are heated by natural gas under computerised temperature control. About half of this area is used for vegetable production and the other half for horticulture (cut flowers and potted plants). The most important vegetable and fruit crops are: tomatoes; cucumbers; peppers; eggplants; beans; salad-vegetables (e.g., lettuce), strawberries and mushrooms.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
GREENHOUSE LOCATION ASSESSMENT & ADVICE
GREENHOUSE CONSTRUCTION & INSTALLATION
GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT; CLIMATE CONTROL, SUBSTRATES, HYDROPONICS
IRRIGATION & FERTIGATION
VEGETABLE PRODUCTION & CROP MANAGEMENT TOMATOES, PEPPERS, CUMCUMBERS, EGGPLANTS, ETC.
INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT AND PEST CONTROL
GRAFTING AND PROPAGATION
SEEDS, SEEDLINGS AND YOUNG PLANTS PRODUCTION
FRUIT PRODUCTION & CROP MANAGEMENT; STRAWBERRIES IN GREENHOUSES OR TUNNELS
MUSHROOM PRODUCTION & CROP MANAGEMENT
TRADING, MARKETING, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, AUCTIONS, COOPERATIVES, EXPORT OF GREENHOUSE FRUITS & VEGETABLES
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