8 June 2021
United Kingdom

BASF launches high-wire cucumber whitepaper no. 4

‘On the Way to Smart, Automated and Consumer-oriented Cucumber Growing’

Looking ahead to 2030 and 2050

Nunhem, the Netherlands – 27th May 2021 - The cucumber growing sector has gone through significant changes in the last decades. Starting from the simple A-frame greenhouses in the 50s, the industry has welcomed successful, practical innovations such as the tube rail system, CHPs, substrates, growing lights, and biological pest control. Cucumber cultivation is developing towards more efficient, higher-yielding, and more sustainable production.


So how will the coming 10, 20 and 30 years look like?

Together with Certhon, Koppert Biological Systems and Crux Agribotics, BASF has given this a thought and designed how cucumbers might be grown and consumed in our near and more far future.


The four partners are convinced that the horticulture industry with its entrepreneurial mindset will move towards a more connected, data driven, automated and sustainable vegetable production with a stronger consumer focus in mind.

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Press release

BASF launches high-wire cucumber whitepaper no. 4


The fourth edition of the BASF’s series high-wire cucumber whitepapers entitled ‘On the Way to Smart, Automated and Consumer-oriented Cucumber Growing’ sketches an image of the cucumber cultivation of the future. It focuses on cultivation-related topics such as labor, food safety, crop protection and sustainability and touches on the changes in the run-up to 2030 and on to 2050. It also sheds light on the consumer side, demonstrating how recent consumer trends will move cucumbers out of the commodity and how this will impact the cultivation in high-tech greenhouses.


Are you excited to look into the future with us and share your own thoughts? Download our whitepaper here or visit our high wire cucumber webpage and get in touch with us.


As global ambassador in high wire cucumber cultivation and market leader in The Netherlands, we share our long-term experience and expert knowledge. Our special series of white papers, ‘The Only Way is Up’, gives practical insights for experienced high wire growers and newcomers. Consultants, traders and retailers can also find valuable information as well as tips and tricks.


Kees van Vliet
Sales Specialist North West Europe | +31 6 3983 6456

Rens Muusers
Sales Specialist North West Europe  | +31 6 1871 9921

Gregoire Vendeville
Sales Specialist France | +33 6 1672 4135

Anna Stepowska
Sales Specialist Poland | +48 695 601 506

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Sales Specialist Russia/Kazachstan | +7 988 523 9568

North America / Canada / Mexico

Osvaldo Hagelsieb
Account Manager North America | +52 1 331 848 2524

Ali Mohammad
Account Manager North America/Canada | +1 226 7871142

Matt Deceault
Customer and Consumer Manager Americas | +1 760-708-2915

Asia / Pacific

Sam Clayfield
Customer and Consumer Manager Australia |  +61 448 580 110

Huiyi Wei
Account Manager High-tech China | +86 158 2164 8186

Last Update 8 June 2021