Olga, a beautiful, dark yellow, disbud cremone, was developed for commercial use this year. Deliflor soon realized this could become one of the best disbudded Chrysanthemums on the market. Not only does the Olga have a stunning shape and bright color, but it’s also got excellent agronomic characteristics: It grows uniformly and is resistant to thrips and verticillium.
Deliflor Opts for Hybrid Lighting
Deliflor Chrysanthemums has designed and installed a future-oriented hybrid lighting system for its 13,000 square meter breeding greenhouse. This was done in collaboration with installation partner Enthoven and light suppliers Philips and Agrolux. Deliflor now grows and tests their new Chrysanthemum varieties in this greenhouse.
Due to the development of varieties with increasingly shorter crop cycles and higher light intensities at their customers’ locations, Deliflor decided to invest in a hybrid installation of LED and HPS lighting. LED lighting radiates less heat, so the greenhouse temperature stays lower. The lower temperature is desirable for cultivation, especially with the need to close the screens more often due to light emissions and other reasons.
The newest Philips LED luminaire — which has an energy consumption of only 520 Watts — is much more efficient than the previous 620-Watt version, while maintaining the same output. That means more light for less energy. LED light in combination with the ALF1000 assimilation lighting gives Deliflor the best growth conditions for Chrysanthemum cultivation.
With this installation, Deliflor is all set for the future!
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