‘Labor is still the main challenge'
Marcel Huibers, manager of Hortus in Futuro in Maasbree, experienced the introduction of high wire cucumber cultivation up close. At the start of this development, Huibers worked at Nunhems as sales specialist cucumbers and between 1999 and 2015 he specialized himself in high wire cultivation. Together with the growers, he looked for opportunities and came up with solutions.
At BASF Vegetable Seeds the year 2020 is dedicated to 20 successful years of cucumber breeding for high wire cultivation. It is therefore high time for a review of this development and a visit to Huibers. In the video, he talks about the initial phase, how he experienced this period and how he looks at the future. “The greatest challenge of high wire cultivation in cucumbers is still labor", says Huibers.