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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

TISSUE CULTURE

FRUIT PRODUCTION & CROP MANAGEMENT; STRAWBERRIES IN GREENHOUSES OR TUNNELS
MUSHROOM PRODUCTION & CROP MANAGEMENT

HERBS

TRADING, MARKETING, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, AUCTIONS, COOPERATIVES, EXPORT OF GREENHOUSE FRUITS & VEGETABLES

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