Opportunities with screen systems in foil greenhouses?

Published on 14 September 2022

Gerrit, together with SchermNed, believes that there is still a lot to be gained from screen installations in foil greenhouses. "You can do a lot more with them than growers often do at present. If growers look beyond the sharpness of light screening, they can make a good return on a screen installation. I am convinced of that. For example, a screen can also help cool the greenhouse climate slightly and extend the season. This allows growers to grow products of even better quality."

The experienced screen specialist points out that ten years ago, even in high-tech markets such as the Netherlands and Belgium, there was still a lot of learning involved in using screens. "I can still remember that once, despite the presence of a double screen in the greenhouse, a grower was still going to coat the greenhouse deck. Some viewed this in as strange, but he had been smart. The grower prevented nose rot with the intervention, compromised slightly on production, but gained much more on quality."

Gauze, another product they can handle at SchermNed, they are not betting on the foil greenhouse market specifically. "With the mesh systems they work with here, we now offer little added value technically with our convection mesh systems." More screens first. "Jack, fortunately, has more patience than me," Gerrit laughs. "All the lines have been set. We have a van driving around here and made our name known. Every day you learn. We are busy gaining a foothold. We have beautiful systems to offer. I am sure that if you put something good away in these markets, the grower sees what it brings, and you can also offer good local service, then you have a right to exist, even in this market."

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