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  • Thrips (in general)

    Thrips (in general)

    Thrips are a growing problem in the cultivation of Anthuriums and Phalaenopsis. Whereas thrips were rare in Phalaenopsis a few years ago, they have become increasingly common in recent years. There is an increasing number of exotic thrips species, which require a specialist approach. The variety of chemical agents, on the other hand, is increasingly limited. »

  • Thrips in Phalaenopsis

    Thrips in Phalaenopsis

    Thrips can be divided into two groups: leaf thrips and flower thrips. The leaf thrips only live on plant juices, while the flower thrips can also live on pollen. »

  • Thrips in Anthurium

    Thrips in Anthurium

    Worldwide, we are seeing a significant increase in thrips pressure in both cut flowers and pot Anthurium. In cut Anthurium, thrips can establish themselves in the crop and return every year to more or less the same places. This is often the case with thrips that are present on the leaves. »

  • pH in Anthurium and phalaenopsis

    pH in Anthurium and phalaenopsis

    In the Anthurium and Phalaenopsis cultivation, a lot of attention is paid to acidity. The acidity, or pH value is important for the absorption of several nutritional elements. »

  • Energy balance

    Energy balance

    When it comes to plant growth, we tend to immediately think of all the biological and physiological processes that take place during the growth of the plant. The fact that plant growth is actually mostly about physics is sometimes overlooked. Growth depends to a large extent on the energy balance of the crop. »

  • Physiological abnormalities

    Physiological abnormalities

    Growers are increasingly demanding more from their crops: better quality, less labour, more yield. A prerequisite for this is optimum cultivation control. Having sufficient knowledge of how the plant functions, and thus of plant physiology, is essential for this. How do plants function and how do they react to changes in environmental factors? »

  • New experiences and insights in nutrition strategy

    New experiences and insights in nutrition strategy

    The optimum amount (and therefore the proportions between the elements) of nutrients in a solution differs according to each crop and often also its cultivation phase. Over the years, the ideal composition of elements in nutrient solutions changes due to new insights, practical experiences and the results of different studies. This article discusses new insights and experiences for each crop. »

  • Thrips Identification Card

    Thrips Identification Card

    Thrips can occur in the cultivation of Anthurium and Phalaenopsis. This card shows the characteristics of a number of thrips and the possible damage symptoms associated with them, supported by pictures. »

  • Thrips science in Anthurium and Phalaenopsis

    Thrips science in Anthurium and Phalaenopsis

    In this article, we want to draw attention to the different types of thrips that occur. The aim is to get to know this enemy better and to be able to react quicker and more effectively. »

  • The influence of pH on cultivation

    The influence of pH on cultivation

    In addition to carefully monitoring the nutrients and EC fed to the plants, we also pay a lot of attention to the pH of the feed water. Why do we do this? Why is the pH so important, and what is its influence on the plant?  »

  • Pythium

    Pythium

    In the cultivation of Anthurium and Phalaenopsis, several fungi and bacteria can cause damage to the crop and subsequent plant failure. In this article, we are focusing on the fungus Pythium (root rot). »

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